What do I need for my hospital bag?

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  1. Emmamb

    Emmamb Well-Known Member

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    For all those wiv kids already,don't forget to pack them an overnight bag for wen ur in hospital. Im gonna put a few treats in my youngests bag for him to find cos I know he's gonna find it hard to settle at my sisters house xx
     
  2. x.Lilly.x

    x.Lilly.x Well-Known Member

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    didnt even think of that emmamb thanks deffo need to do that! x
     
  3. x.Lilly.x

    x.Lilly.x Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if its been mentioned but pack x2 tesco carrier bags for washing! had to get my mum to bring a couple in as had no where to put my washing and used baby bits!
     
  4. honeyloops

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    hairbands! x
     
  5. Momma`Kat

    Momma`Kat Well-Known Member

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    Second that! I broke my only one!!
     
  6. honeyloops

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    Just thought of another couple, one of which is probably a big no no, but with my 2nd I took my own paracetamol in.....with my 1st child I had to ask several times & waited for ages each time I needed it. However I didnt actually need them in the end with my 2nd.

    The other thing is medication...i.e. asthma inhalers.
     
  7. Momma`Kat

    Momma`Kat Well-Known Member

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    Dont panic if you dont take an inhalor, I got one at the hospital :)
     
  8. Taassh_0x

    Taassh_0x Well-Known Member

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    How big are these bags suppose to be? =S I'm gunna end up taking a massive suitcase and big bag lol! xx
     
  9. momikatie

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    for mommy:

    hospital pass
    underwear
    shampoo
    soap for bathing
    many dress which can be accessible for breastfeeding ( if you bf)
    curity pad, useful after giving birth to prevent blood stains on bed
    your choice of food
    breastfeeding bra
    breastpads
    formula milk if you don't bf
    camera! :)
    your own sandals/ slippers
    towel

    for baby:
    formula milk
    baby bottle
    mild soap
    mild shampoo
    mittens
    socks
    soft shirts
    soft shorts
    cap
    wrap blanket
    pillows
    diaper
    thermometer
    wet wipes

    I guess that's it! :)
     
  10. songbird

    songbird Well-Known Member

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    This has been very helpful as i have forgotten what i put in my bag last time

    can i recommend some of them cool strips (like the one you use for migraines)

    When i was in labor with my dd i got so hot and bothered and when her dad went to the hospital shop to get me more food he found some lavender cool strips and bought them as he thought they might help and they were amazing and as they stick to your head leaves your hands free for other things (for me that was eating lol )
     
  11. Lulu_Laroo

    Lulu_Laroo Well-Known Member

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    Should I bring more than one nightie? I got a button down nightie and some baggy PJ's... now I'm wondering if I should get another nightie? Do you give birth in the hospital gowns and just wear a nightie afterwards?
     
  12. x_PlaceboDanii

    x_PlaceboDanii Well-Known Member

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    I have a feeling this is going to be so expensive :|..I haven't even started to think about this yet lol!
     
  13. steffy

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    I thought that dani.... i decided to primark it! Got 2 nightdresses, a pair of pj bottoms and a top with a hidden support in it. Got some cheap pants from there 2! And the slippers were about £2.
    My grandma has been a godsend.... she gave me an old bath towel which can be thrown away after, some small toiletries bottle for shampoo etc so i can put a small amount i use at home in the bottles. I've packed the free sample nappies we got from pampers etc. Also packed the free wipes etc. Every little helps as they say xx
     
  14. wifeywifey

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    I bought 2 night sets from primark shorts and vest top that had buttons so great for bf, im so glad I did cos when I was giving birth I said to mw I was going to pass out from heat, luckily lo came before I did. It was so warm.

    Sent from my E15i using Tapatalk
     
  15. x_PlaceboDanii

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    A quick question here..I was thinking about taking my shorts PJ's but im really self concious of my legs so wont be getting out of bed, so was just wondering what material is the coolest to wear in hospital as usually they have issues with turning off the central heating lol :p
     
  16. mw1

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    A hot water bottle for the back pain
     
  17. staceylouise09

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    I brought loads to hospital - A mini suitcase and 2 biggish bags.

    All i actually used were
    - Hospital notes
    - 2 pairs of pyjamas
    - Spare underwear (Pack of 5)
    - Phone charger
    - Toiletries (Travel size)
    - Towel
    - Change of clothes
    - 2 Outfits for baby
    - 1 pair of mits & 1 Hat
    - A few nappies (not that many) Nappy bags & 1 packet of wipes
    - 2 Bibs
    - Maternity pads

    Think that was about it.... I was only in hospital 1 night though so best to be prepared.
     
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  18. iWitch

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    This is a fab thread ladies - the only thing I can't see on there is hair grips! I'll be taking these so I can pin my fringe back good & proper, nothing worse than hair stuck to my sweaty face!
     
  19. graciesmama

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    ok so far i have all the babys stuff nappies, wipes , cotton wool , bumcream , muslins , scratch mits , socks , blankets , bottles and milk just in case and of course going home outfit. but i am not sure with mine heres so far

    Pjs

    undies (lots)

    towels ( both kinds )

    Make up/ wash kit

    going home clothes

    5x alcohol free hand sanitisers(Nilaqua) because i'm a germaphobe
     
  20. MysticTeen

    MysticTeen Well-Known Member

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    Do you give birth in whatever you choose to wear or do they give you a hospital gown?
     

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