HOSPITAL BAG

Discussion in 'Third Trimester' started by Kim, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    for my two i only packed the basics, the last thing you want is to take lots of stuff that your prob not going to use!

    for baby

    2 or 3 baby grows, diffrent sizes is a good idea, just in case.
    2 or 3 vests
    scratch mittens
    hat and coat/snowsuit/jacket
    nappies
    cotton wool
    shawl or blanket
    dummies, if useing them.

    for you

    a nightie
    slippers and dressing gown, if you wear them.
    LOTS of cheap knickers! lol
    LOTS of san pads, the thicker the better! lol
    pantie liners
    comfy lose clothing for after the birth.
    toiletry things, toothpaste, soap, deodrant etc.

    for Labour

    wipes, to cool you down and freshen you up
    mags, incase your there a while.

    everyone is diffrent but i personal think thats all you need, if you end up staying in hospital for longer than expected, then your OH, DH, mum or friend can alway spop home and get a few more bits for you.
    coming home with my kids was hard enough, with pressants people brought, car seat and bags, so if i had taken loads in it just would have made it harder.

    xx
     
  2. Sarah W Baby Belly

    Sarah W Baby Belly Well-Known Member

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    LOL, i forgot about the toothpaste!

    Normally its the first thing I think about when packing a bag, but I hadn't even considered it!

    And deodorant! :shock: :oops: :lol:
     
  3. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    I think people get so worried about what to pack for the baby that they forget about themselfs lol :)
     
  4. Guest

    Thanks guys - when I was in hospital last week OH forgot to bring me toothpaste and deodorant in the first time!! I must have hummed! :lol:

    Do you still need sanitary towels if you have a c-section? That sounds like a really daft question to me but I honestly have no idea! :roll:
     
  5. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea on that hun, sorry :?:
     
  6. Rosieroo

    Rosieroo Well-Known Member

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    I guess you probably would as there is going to be lots of stuff that needs to come out and that will be the only exit. :?

    I don't know when to start my maternity bag. I feel so unprepared and lost at the moment.
     
  7. Guest

    I think normally you should think about packing or have it packed by about 36 weeks really, unless obviously there is anyreason why you would need to pack it sooner. Don't think it would hurt if you did pack it sooner though, I'd just wash the babies clothes in the case every few weeks to keep them fresh.
     
  8. stephlw25

    stephlw25 Well-Known Member

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    Yes it makes no difference at all if you have a c-section....you bleed the exact same as you would with a vaginal birth....very very heavy too so pack lots of very thick maternity towels for the first couple of days!!!! :?
     
  9. Guest

    thank you :D
     
  10. Urchin

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    eeek looki how organised you uys are.

    I'm due in 3 weeks and haven't packed a thing. Might start throewing a few things together today though.!


    I won't be forgetting my nipple cream *highly recommended*
     
  11. BubbleOne

    BubbleOne Well-Known Member

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    Hey!!

    Just packed my hospital bag.
    Here is my list:
    Car Seat
    Birth Plan

    Labour Bag:
    2x Night Shirts (T-Shirts)
    Flannels
    Warm Socks
    Tissues
    Lip Balm
    2x Dark Towels
    Book and Mags
    Deodarant Wipes
    Cooling Spray
    Wet Wipes
    Massage Gel
    Glucose Tablets
    Snacks and Drinks

    After Birth Bag:
    Toothbrush
    Toothpaste
    Shower Gel
    Shampoo
    Hair Brush
    Hair Bands
    Maternity Pads
    Breast Pads
    Nursing Shirts (open fronted)
    Nursing Bra
    Nipple Cream
    5x Knickers (from Tesco)
    Going Home Clothes

    OH Bag:
    Toothbrush
    Boxers
    Socks
    T-Shirt
    Deodarant
    Snacks and Drinks
    Money
    Camera
    Mobile Phone
    Telephone Numbers

    Baby Bag:
    10x Nappies
    Blanket
    5x Sleepsuits
    Mitts
    Hat
    Cardigan
    4x Vests
    4x Bibs
    Baby Wipes
    Cotton Wool

    Managed to fit all this into a medium sized holdall!! :D
     
  12. Urchin

    Urchin Well-Known Member

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    Do they let you use wipes on your baby in your hospital.

    With mine you have to take cotton wool, as they say wipes are too harsh on new skin.
     
  13. Guest

    That's a good point actually. I personally use baby wipes myself to remove face make up and to cleanse as other beauty products are too harsh on my skin and unbalance it, so I'll still be taking some regardless.

    Cleaning a bum with cotton wool sounds like a pain especially when the poo's aren't exactly hard, but I do worry they will be too sesitive for baby wipes. I know you shouldn't use baby bath, talc or anything on their skin for at least 6 weeks, but are baby wipes the same?
     
  14. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    my midwife didnt tell me about wet wipes when i was pregnant with my daughter,

    I took them to the hospital and used them on her skin, face and bum right away to clean her.

    she came out in a rash everywhere, looked so sore bless her, it was then that one of the midwifes at teh hosptial told me not to use wipes untill 4 weeks old.

    i started useing cottonwall and boiled water and her rash cleared up very quick, but i still felt so guilty!

    never used wipes on my son till he was 4 week, wasnt going to take that chance again
     
  15. Guest

    thanks for that, I thought they might be under the same rule of thumb as bath stuff but until your told I guess you don't know!
     
  16. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    it wont aply for all babies mind you, skin is all diffrent, but i personaly wouldnt want to take the chance again after charlie came out in the rash, it looked horrible for her first photos lol
     
  17. Guest

    With my sesitive skin I wont be taking chances on baby either. Thanks Layla
     
  18. BubbleOne

    BubbleOne Well-Known Member

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    Didn't think of this. Thanks Ladies. I'll leave out the baby wipes and use cotton wool xxx
     
  19. LouisecH

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    Slippers!
     
  20. emilia

    emilia Well-Known Member

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    This might help you too.....
    Andrex Moist Toilet Wipes! I can't do without and it was a lifesaver after I had episiotomy/stiches. Smells nice and clean. Highly recommend!!
    Happy packing :D
    Emilia xx
     

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