Hospital bag ? What do I need ??!?!

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  1. Aries29

    Aries29 Well-Known Member

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    What items are good to have In hospital bag . So I can make a list please

    I'm thinking 2 nappys /2 baby outfits / 1 blanket / wipes

    Do I need milk - as I was hoping to breast but baby may not take
     
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  2. Flo1

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    For how long are you packing? I have the following, should be enough for 1 night if necessary:
    - 2 baby outfits (onesies), 1 with feet and 1 without
    - 2 baby 'things that go under clothes'
    - 1 pair of baby socks, 1 baby hat
    - 1 blanket for going home (at my hospital you get blankets to use there)
    - 1 going home outfit for baby
    - 2 bibs, Will probably send hubby to get more if we need to stay longer than a few hours
    - underwear and pyjamas for myself
    - breastfeeding bra, pads, lanolin cream, breastfeeding top
    - toiletries for me (you'll need these after giving birth, take a shower at the hospital, even if you're going home very quick)
    - no toiletries or nappies for baby as we can use them at our hospital, just 1 nappy to go home in maybe. If you don't get them at hospital, I'd take at least for 24 hours, about 8 nappies

    I don't think you need formula if you want to try breastfeeding. You can always buy some if you need it and I'm sure if it's urgent they have some at the hospital.
     
  3. MrsB2105

    MrsB2105 Well-Known Member

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    I have packed per baby
    4 grows ... I haven't packed scratch mittens as my grows have fold over cuff ones
    4 hats
    4 vest
    10 nappies
    1 pack wipes
    1 blanket
    1 snuggle toy ... My son is taking them a teddy too ... Good for photos :)
    1 bottle of prepaid formula ... Hospitals won't prepare powder ... Also check with your hospital as some provide formula
    2 cardigans
    2muslin cloths
    4 bibs
    Pack of wipes
    Nappy bags
    Going home outfit
    Socks

    Then for myself
    2 nighties ... Having a. Section so going for comfort
    Disposable knickers
    Big pads
    Toiletries
    Slippers
    Phone charger ... Not packed yet but will be on the day
    Pack of playing cards ... Incase I get bored waiting to go down
    Last time I took a dressing gown, I'm not this time
    Breast pads
    Bras
    Normal knickers for after disposable ones run out
    Spare t shirt for husband, last time I also packed him some underpants but as it is a planned section he won't need those
    Note pad and pen
    Lip balm

    Off the top of my head I can't think of anything else as the bag is packed and in the car x
     
  4. Rubyredslipper

    Rubyredslipper Well-Known Member

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    I think I've over packed as I currently have 2 bags!!! Baby's bag has vests and long sleeved baby grows (in newborn and 0-3 in case I have a chubber!) muslin squares, 2 going home outfits (again two sizes) bibs/dribble bibs, nappies will be going in...I think that's it.
    My bag has 2x PJs, a nightie, lightweight dressing gown, slippers, flip flops, toiletries, maternity pads and breast pads, 2packs of cheap big knickers, charger will be going in, as will something to wear when I come home, and I've got some dried bananas and apples to snack on. Would have had some flapjacks but I ate them yesterday :lol:
     
  5. MrsB2105

    MrsB2105 Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 bags too but I have 2 babies to dress lol, this is why I'm not taking a dressing gown as it would be a 3rd bag ... Maybe I should pack a dressing gown though x
     
  6. scn

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    I've packed loads! Might take some out and put it in another bag for DH to bring in if I need it?
    I've currently packed (in one case plus baby's changing bag)
    For baby
    Pack 20 nappies
    Water wipes
    4 tiny baby size babygrows
    4 newborn size babygrows
    2 going home outfits (weather dependant)
    Cardigan
    2 blankets
    5 bibs
    3 muslins
    4 hats
    1 pair of socks for going home
    Ready made formula in case he needs top ups
    Snuza hero breathing monitor

    For me
    Dressing gown
    6 nighties
    Slippers
    Maternity pads
    Disposable pants
    Normal big pants
    Breast pads
    Toiletries
    2 sleep bras
    2 nursing bras
    And I reckoned that the clothes I wear to travel into hospital will do me for going home in as they will only be on for an hour or two on the way there and back again?
     
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  7. MrsB2105

    MrsB2105 Well-Known Member

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    I was planning the same things with my own clothes, going to wear something comfortable so it doesn't hurt my wound

    What's the breathing monitor? I don't think you have packed too much x
     
  8. Summergurl

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    There was a really good thread on here a while ago about hospital bag stuff but I can't find it. I packed mine based on that this is what I have (and I'm taking a suitcase one of the cabin sized ones)

    For baby:
    3x first size grows
    1x 0-3month size grow
    1x 0-3month pjs
    3x vests
    2x hats
    1x socks
    2x muslin squares
    1x pack of nappies
    1x pack of baby wipes
    2x blankets


    For me:
    Loose black maxi dress to come home in
    Black cardigan
    6x old knickers
    1x pack of maternity pads
    1x socks
    1x sports bra (to wear if I'm allowed the pool)
    2x nightdresses
    Towel
    Travel straighteners
    Dry shampoo
    Shampoo
    Conditioner
    Body wash
    Mascara
    Make up wipes
    Toothbrush & paste
    Kindle & charger
    Camera

    Then last minute I will pack my phone, charger, purse, snacks

    I think that's it. It takes up a lot of room and the last minute bits will just have to go into another bag but hey ho.
     
  9. Prettypee

    Prettypee Well-Known Member

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    Take a pack of nappies- I was in for 4 days!! Or at least leave a pack it the car along with spare clothes in case of longer than anticipated stay x

    Sent from my D6603 using Tapatalk
     
  10. scn

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    It's a clip on monitor that tracks the breathing movements and alarms if no movement felt ...... it's half price just now in Argos ..... wish I'd waited and got it now lol

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3238051.htm
     
  11. Bobby23

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    Just seen that nappies are on BOGOF at Boots!

    Thanks for the info ladies, just been to Sainsburys to grab a few extra bits. Someone on another thread mentioned taking some juice or cordial, so grabbed one of those little concentrate squirty things to save space! Xx
     
  12. MrsB2105

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    I hate when you. Us something and then it's half price ... It frustrates me x
     
  13. Applecider

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    Good idea with the squirty juice thing! :)

    Ive just started packing mine - think some flapjacks can go in there too
     
  14. FBTTN8079

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    MrsB did you find that the bits on your list were what you needed for the boys once you were in? Just packing for the twinnies now & think I'm going overboard lol ! I'm thinking I'll also have an "extras" bag for hubby to grab if needed in the boot ? X
     
  15. MrsB2105

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    I had to get my husband to bring a few extra grows in, I only stayed in one night, if you are in longer you will need more nappies but if you are packing an extra car to leave in the boot just pop them in there. Also I found big granny knickers were far more comfortable than the disposable knickers
    I also needed more bibs probably double the amount if not more x


     
  16. mummywanabe

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    I was in with my son for 3 days so I've just packed again based on 3 days, we live 35-49 min drive from the hospital so want to make sure my hubby isn't doing a lot of trips. So here's what I've packed

    For baby: 4 sleep suits
    4 vests
    Hat
    Blanket
    Nappies
    Cotton balls (they prefer you don't use wipes due to skin sensitivity
    Hipp organic bottles with teats x12 I'm not planning to breastfeed and hospital don't supply hipp so I had to
    Order these online)
    Muslin cloths

    For me. 2 nightdresses
    1 set of PJS
    Nightgown and slippers
    Socks
    Underwear
    Tena lady pants (used these last time found them so much more comfortable than maternity pads and they
    didn't ruin your underwear
    Towel
    2 wash cloths
    Toiletries (toothbrush/toothpaste/face wipes/ deodorant/hairbrush etc)
    Spare phone charger
    Clothes for home

    Can't remember if there's anything else I'm hoping I will only need an overnight, I know I'll deffo not be home after 6 hours, myself and baby will need 24 hours of observation on account of me having Group B strep but hoping that'll be as long as we have to stay
     
  17. Blueclass

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    I'm just being nosy but some of you have packed so much!
    I packed
    12 nappies
    6 baby grows (1 was for coming home in) personally don't get outfits for going home. You change them into a baby grow once in doors.
    6 vests
    1 hat and mittens
    Lots of Muslins
    Cotten wool

    For me:
    Dressing gown
    Couple of nighties
    Something to give birth in. I ended up in hospital gown.
    Arnica tabs. These help with healing.
    Snacks and mags
    I pad
    Fan. It gets hot in there!
    Straws
    Clothes to come home in
    Pack of pads
    Hair bands and clips
    Frozen water
    Socks
    2 pairs of pj's
    Lots of black big knickers or disposable ones.

    Think that was it.
     
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  18. MrsB2105

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    I remember over packing big time with my first x
     
  19. blondie101

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    How many bibs do you reckon? Will I need to pack formula? Not sure whether to breastfeed or not :s what snacks did you pack? I'm being kept in for at least 24hours. Just got to put nightwear in and then I think it's about done.
     
  20. Laura1992

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    I think that's a pretty similar list to everyone else! What are the straws for?
     

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