What did you put in your hospital bag??

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  1. bagpuss

    bagpuss Well-Known Member

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    :D Hi everyone!

    I have only just started to think about my bag for when I go into hospital,and have started to put it together.It may sound like a daft question,but what should I include?
    And is there anything that any of you thought"I wish I'd have put that in" or" next time I will take..."
    I thought it best to ask here than anywhere else!
    Bagpuss :)
     
  2. Dee1985

    Dee1985 Well-Known Member

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    hi mate, i had Dior at 35weeks and didnt have my bag ready lol.. it was a night mare i gave birth in a smelly hospital gown, but im getting a bag out the atic this week to get mine ready..

    for my bag im getting..

    night shirt to deliver in.
    loads of big pants (tesco do a cheap pack of huge white pants bout 75p for 3pairs im getting loads of them then il just frow them away after iv worn them)
    nice pjs for after the birth im taking 3pairs
    slippers
    good support bra
    soap
    tooth brush
    deodrant
    make up (if your a poser like me)
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    for baby bag

    nappies
    baby wipes
    dummy
    3sleep suits
    3vests
    a nice outfit to take baby home
    a nice blanket hospital give u them but there not very nice
     
  3. Sarah&Braydon

    Sarah&Braydon Well-Known Member

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    i would have packed more for B as he was quite sicky and had to change him loads mum had to bring allowed of stuff with her lol when she came to visit!!!

    aslo my hospital didnt provide drinks etc for my mum n dad (BP) so id check if your did if not your (BP) mite wanna pack some drinks and stuff
     
  4. MrsG

    MrsG Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    when I prepared my hospital bag I pinched a copy of a post from kerry, as I thought it was really good.

    Hope this is as much help to you, as it was to me

    Things to bring into hospital with you:

    Toiletries and night wear Clothes to wear during the day once you have had the baby (T-shirts and leggings)
    Bath towel
    Bra and breast pads
    Disposable pants
    Sanitary towels
    Coins for the phone

    Additional things for when you are in labour to make you feel more comfortable:
    Comfortable nightie or a big T shirt
    Lip salve
    Water spray
    Don't forget the camera and the film
    For partners: ensure there is enough petrol in the car!

    For the baby:
    Disposable nappies
    Vests and babygros
    Cotton wool
    Scratch mitts

    What to take for your stay in hospital

    Two to three front-opening nightgowns
    Bathrobe
    Socks and slippers
    Maternity underwear, including a nursing bra and breast pads
    Two to three packets of maternity sanitary towels
    Personal care items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, hairbrush, comb and body lotion
    Massage oils, lotions or a tennis ball. Your partner can use these to give you a back massage
    Reading and/or writing material, just in case you are in for a long wait (or stay)
    CD player/radio; soothing music might help you to relax
    Camera/video camera or digital camera and enough rolls of film or tape. You don't want this photo opportunity to go by without someone capturing the special moment! Make sure that you can lock these items up in a cupboard or other safe place
    If you want to phone family and friends with the good news after your baby has been born, you should not forget to pack your cellular telephone. However, make sure that you are allowed to use the phone in the hospital
    A watch or clock with a second hand to time your contractions
    If you haven't decided on a name for your baby, don't forget to put a baby name book in the bag
    Snacks such as boiled or glucose sweets and diluted natural fruit juice Extra set of clothes and flat shoes that you can wear when leaving the hospital
    Some women take their make-up bag, while others prefer not to bother with it. However, be prepared for photo opportunities!

    What to take for your newborn baby
    A few nappies Waterproof pants
    At least two to three babygros
    Socks or booties
    Blanket
    A car seat that your newborn baby will fit into

    If there are other items that you think might make for a more comfortable stay in hospital, take them with.

    It is also a good idea to take an empty bag in which you can put all the presents you and your new baby will receive during your stay in hospital.
     
  5. rach

    rach Well-Known Member

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    ive started to think about bags for hospital and have decided to pack 3 different bags
    1 for labour
    1 for straight after for me and baby if going home within 24 hours and
    1 for if i have to stay in hospital for any length of time
    the second 2 can stay in car till needed :D
    got that far and have started to pack bag number 1 for labour but still all seems so far away :?
    xxxxxxx
     
  6. Hypnorm

    Hypnorm Well-Known Member

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    this is the list my mw gave out - food to snack on was a good idea
    FOR LABOUR:

     T-Shirt / Nightie – for labour
     Flannel
     Water Spray
     Socks
     Music CD’s
     Cartons of juice / cereal bars / banana
     Lipbalm
     Slippers
     Massage oil
     Hair grips

    AFTER THE BIRTH:

     Maternity pads
     Disposable pants / old pants
     Clean nighties
     Washbag
     Bath Towel
     Breast pads
     Arnica tablets / tea tree or lavender oil

    FOR BABY

     Nappies – one pack of newborn
     Baby grows x 6
     Vests x 6
     Cardigan
     Scratch mitts
     Cotton hat
     Cotton wool
     Blanket for journey home
     
  7. Sarahe

    Sarahe Well-Known Member

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    Hi I have just started to think about my hospital bag.

    and this morning sorted out baby grow and vest etc that we had brought only to find I had got confused and brought baby grows for a 14lb baby :shock:

    I have had to put these away and start again but to make sure I buy newborn :lol:

    the list is great by the way

    Sarah
     

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