Hospital Bag Advice...?

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  1. nikkie88

    nikkie88 Well-Known Member

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    I had a call into the hospital for my iron levels the other day, and semi-packed myself a hospital bag, with
    -pjs
    -slippers
    -dressing gown
    -soap bag (toothpaste, brush, shampoo, makeup etc)
    -change of undies

    ---But i can't conjure up enough energy to think of the other things i need to pack,

    So i'm basically being the laziest cow in the world and asking people to list what they've put in theirs so i can jus walk around like a Slob picking up things i see on people's lists..

    A hand with the Baby bag would be a BONUS too as i've read a few and they say 2bibs, 2 baby grows, 2 sleepsuits etc. but 2 of everything doesn't seem enough if they keep us in 2 days for first baby. ALSO.... Rough indea on number of nappies, (or should i just take a pack of 27 as the friggin size of a 27 pack of newborn is SO tiny anyway it wouldn't take up too much space!)

    Thanks
    "lazy Bum" Nikkie!. xx
     
  2. x_larlybelle_x

    x_larlybelle_x Well-Known Member

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    I have packed:

    For baby:
    Newborn:
    4 vests
    4 sleepsuits
    2 pairs of socks
    1 pair of scratch mitts
    1 pair of booties
    1 hat
    2 cardigans
    0-3:
    2 vests
    2 sleepsuits (can send DH home for more if Pip is a big bubba)
    A blanket
    2 muslins
    2 bibs
    Going home outfit
    Coat
    Comforter
    Pack of 27 nappies
    Nappy sacks
    Small pack of wipes
    Cotton wool
    2 bottles
    4 cartons of ready made formula (hoping to bf but but want to be prepared!)
    Nail clippers/scissors
    Dummies (just in case)
    Sudocrem
    Brush/comb
    Car seat

    For me:
    3 nighties
    2 packs of maternity pads
    1 pack of breast pads
    Nipple cream
    2 packs of disposable knickers
    8 pairs of bridget jones knickers
    2 nursing bras
    Thick socks
    Bath towel and hair towel
    Lip balm
    Hand sanitiser
    Soap
    Shampoo
    Conditioner
    Leave in conditioner
    Deodorant
    Brush
    Comb
    Hair bobbles
    Face wash
    Going home outfit for me
    Straws
    Drinks/snacks
    Hand held fan
    Water spray bottle
    Phone charger
    Notes
    dressing gown
    Slippers
    Toothbrush/toothpaste

    If I think of anythin else I will add it on!
     
    #2 x_larlybelle_x, Jan 26, 2012
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  3. hugsy

    hugsy Well-Known Member

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    LOL i thought i was all set till i read ur list carly, bibs, socks, muslin squares, blanket, jacket , going home outfit, poor baby i forgot half her stuff woops
     
  4. x_larlybelle_x

    x_larlybelle_x Well-Known Member

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    Lol! I got more packed! May have to go have a peek iny bag and write eveythin else up!
     
  5. hugsy

    hugsy Well-Known Member

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    please do it'l defo help d rest of us out ;-)

    Did u wash d muslin cloths ? forgot to wash the bibs so might do them and the squares tmrw just to be safe
     
  6. x_larlybelle_x

    x_larlybelle_x Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I washed everything. Just wanted it all on the airer to look at :D
     
  7. x_larlybelle_x

    x_larlybelle_x Well-Known Member

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    Just updated the list. That's everything I've packed :D
     
  8. Nic36

    Nic36 Well-Known Member

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    Oh my gosh larly, I thought I had a lot packed... But I've only got half the stuff that's on your list, and I'm still struggling to zip the bag up!! You must be a great packer!! Lol :)
     
  9. x_larlybelle_x

    x_larlybelle_x Well-Known Member

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    Lol! I have Pip's clothes, blanket and comforter in his changing bag. All the other bits (minus the car seat obviously!) is in a small suitcase! I have room to expand it if I think of anythin else!
     
  10. Applecider

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    I am going to need some music so im starting to prepare my ipod with all my favourite music as well as a relaxing playlist.... Great list by the way xx
     
  11. nikkie88

    nikkie88 Well-Known Member

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    Everyones so prepared. is it advised to wash everything before baby uses them (muslin blankets etc) ? I feel so un-prepared!!!
     
  12. Zoeox

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    Compared to your list Carly i now feel unprepared. I thought I had packed a lot. x
     
  13. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    My list is pretty much the same as Carly's - ive ended up with 3 seperate hospital bags. lol.

    one for labour - its got my water birth stuff in - bikini top etc, old t-shirt, change of t-shirt for OH incase he gets wet/puked or peed on etc. I put in some magazines, incase im there for a while, but not able to concentrate on a book.

    Then DH's offshore bag with all the clothes etc in, and nappies etc in bub's changing bag.

    Only things I can add to Carly's list are - Camera - with batteries. Make up - to help feel a bit more normal. lol. I also have more knickers and pads than that - cos everyone recently says they went through LOADS.

    I also always take flip flops if im going into hospital - a lot of superbugs about these days, and I like them for wearing in the shower.

    xxx
     
  14. Hunnie

    Hunnie Well-Known Member

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    I took in;

    Magazines
    Sweets
    Orange cordial
    Make up
    Shower gel
    Shampoo
    Flannel
    Dry shampoo
    Hairbrush
    Bobbles
    Toothbrush and toothpaste
    Phone charger
    Headphones
    Pyjamas
    Dressing gown
    Slippers
    Socks
    Big knickers - a good few pairs!
    Bras
    Maternity pads
    Nipple cream - kamilosan I think it's called
    Towels

    For baby
    Cotton wool balls
    10 nappies
    Nappy bags
    Bottle just in case
    2 cartons of sma gold ready made
    4 sleep suits
    Going home outfit





    I also got these really fantastic pants from tescos. They're like joggers but more of an at home slouch pant. They were brilliant for me after c section as you can pull the waist band right up and it gave my wound and jelly belly loads of support.
     
  15. x_larlybelle_x

    x_larlybelle_x Well-Known Member

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    Ok. Gonna add the camera (gonna borrow one off my nan as DH and I only have our phones!) and squash. If i need more knickers I can sen DH home for them. Hoping to only be in 6 hours if all goes to plan.
     
  16. vampybear

    vampybear Well-Known Member

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    my sister gave birth for first time 7 months ago and she was only in the hospital for about 10 hours after the birth tops, so im wondering whether packing huge amounts of clothes for baby is really necessary.
    if it looks like we are gonna stay in overnight, im sure OH can go home and get some stuff for us, i hate thought of the bag being this huge lol.
     
  17. nikkie88

    nikkie88 Well-Known Member

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    does someone want to come pack mine for me. i get brain freeze and locked knees thinking about packing.. i rly need a boot up the butt.. u've all been really good writing your lists down though. i know where to come if i ever get in the mood!
     
  18. Hunnie

    Hunnie Well-Known Member

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    I only finished doing my hospital bag the morning I went in to be induced lol!
     
  19. jojo_2012

    jojo_2012 Well-Known Member

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    that sounds like me hunnie. Still have nothing for me in there. Lets face it unless you're very lucky you'll be hanging round a bit at home beforehand anyway, and I personally will be delivering in the hospital gowns.
     
  20. charlie26

    charlie26 Well-Known Member

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    OMG!!!! Your lists are huge. I am soooooo not ready!! Think i best get my arse in gear, iv not even washed any of the clothes yet :( xxx
     

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