What Do I Need For My Hospital Bag

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  1. Wobbles

    Wobbles Well-Known Member

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    Discuss and share your lists and suggestions in this thread.


    Wobbles
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    Couple of suggestions not so much for your bag:

    • A bag for Daddy, my OH was with me through the 24 hours at some points bored and hungry. Sweets, cartons of juice, book, magazines, hand-held console, MP3 player, spare sock, spare pants, spare t.shirt.
    • LOTS of change in a pouch.
     
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  2. mrsblue

    mrsblue Well-Known Member

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    A bottle of champagne?? Essentials first obviously!
     
  3. jomc

    jomc Well-Known Member

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    Here is what I put in my bag:

    Maternity Notes
    Birth Plan
    Washbag: shampoo, conditioner, facewash, showergel, flannels, moisturiser, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hair bobbins, hair band
    2 towels (one for body and hair)
    4 pairs knickers
    maternity pads
    warm socks/totes for labour
    slippers/flip flops
    3 night shirts.
    Dressing gown
    Phone charger
    Camera and charger
    Back massager
    magicool spray
    snacks and sweets
    magazines
    water/drinks
    lipbalm
    lavender oil
    bendy straws
    massage/baby oil
    make up
    going home outfit
    bikini for birthing pool

    change of t-shirt/underwear/swim shorts for OH
    Ipod
     
  4. MrsR

    MrsR Well-Known Member

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    I would take lots of underwear when I have another baby as I lost a lot of blood all at once and could have done with an extra couple of pairs.


    Ignore any mistakes-my iPhone is addicted to autocorrect!
     
  5. Lulabell

    Lulabell Well-Known Member

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    So far for my bag I have:
    3 nighties
    10 disposable knickers
    20 maternity pads
    Slippers
    Dressing gown

    I have no idea what else I'll need so will keep an eye on this thread.x
     
  6. positivity :)

    positivity :) Well-Known Member

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    a few women who have had their babies have told me to pack straws so ur partner can easily feed you a drink! xx
     
  7. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    oh - thats a good one. xxx
     
  8. Toni_Win

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    Can you get magicool spray in shops at this time of year, or do I need to get it online? I had a look for it in Boots the other day but couldn't find it. Thanks.
     
  9. Young Mum 21 x

    Young Mum 21 x Well-Known Member

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    Found this list on google

    General:
    Change for the car park (easy to forget in the rush)!
    Maternity Notes...Quite important to remember!
    Mobile phone - handy for that all important 'I've done it' message to loved ones.
    For Labour:
    Birth Plan
    Dressing Gown
    Slippers
    Socks – in case you get cold feet in labour!
    T-Shirt - to wear for the birth
    Massage Oil
    Labour 'energiser'
    Snacks/Drinks
    Energy Sweets
    Watch – to time contractions
    Camera
    Books/Mags/Music – to pass the time
    Tens Machine
    Toiletries
    Water Spray Bottle - cool yourself down
    CD/MP3 Player (battery, not mains operated)*– favourite tunes make labour more bearable!
    Small Sponge - great for taking small sips of water & to cool down with
    Flannel - get your birth partner to mop your brow!
    Hair Brush
    Hair Bands
    Hair clips
    Water – small bottles are easier to sip from
    Antenatal Notes
    Bach Rescue Remedy – for times of crisis
    Birth Ball – some labour wards provide them
    For Birth Partner

    Change of Clothes
    Snacks & Drinks
    For After the Birth:
    Going home outfit (someone can always bring that in for you later)
    Knickers – disposable or cheap cotton 'big pants'
    Nursing Bras – best to get properly fitted in late pregnancy
    Breast Pads
    Maternity Pads - take a couple of packs & have someone bring in more if need be
    Nightdress that's suitable for breastfeeding (more comfy than PJs if you have stitches)
    Dressing Gown, lightweight - hospitals are hot!
    Shampoo
    Conditioner
    Cleanser/Toner/Moisturiser
    Shower Gel
    Deodorant - hospitals are hot!
    Soap
    Hand Cream*
    Towels – ones that don’t matter, dark colours are good!
    Hairbrush
    Toothbrush & Toothpaste
    Arnica – helps with possible bruising
    Lavender Oil – a few drops in your bath can help healing and also relax you
    Tea Tree Oil – a few drops in your bath can help healing
    Nipple cream – well worth packing!
    Cosmetics (if you can't bear the thought of being seen 'au naturel').
    Favourite breakfast cereal/ tea bags
    Fruit juice/mineral water
    Tissues
    Inflatable Feeding Pillow
    Ear plugs – in case you find yourself with the only sleeping baby on a noisy ward!
    Small plastic jug - some people swear by it....perhaps best not to ask why beforehand!
    *For Baby:
    Car Seat
    One outfit for going home
    Babygros/sleepsuits
    Baby bundlers/gowns – great for night time nappy changes
    Baby Bodysuits/Vests
    Blanket
    Nappies
    Socks
    Hat
    Muslin Squares
    Baby Toiletries (all our toiletries are organic)*- Shampoo/bodywash and Moisturiser
    Baby Nail Scissors & clippers - babies nails can be surprisingly long at birth
    Cotton Wool balls....you'll be surprised how many you get through
    Nappy Sacks - degradable or non-degradable.* How eco friendly do you want to be?
    Nappy Cream
    Baby Wipes - organic or not*(useful to freshen up yourself, if not baby)!
    Scratch Mittens
    Bottles if required/milk - if not breastfeeding
     
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  10. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    WOW - Thats an AWFULLY long list!
     
  11. pregpixie76

    pregpixie76 Well-Known Member

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    i remember the days when the hosp provided the nappies creams wipes and milk in ready made bottles.the NHS really is strapped for cash these days.
     
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  12. GoldenDragon

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    Wow that list is so long. I haven't even started thinking about all of this yet lol :') I still have plenty of time though... Right? :lol:
     
  13. x_PlaceboDanii

    x_PlaceboDanii Well-Known Member

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    Yikes thats some list! :\..I have a feeling i wont be needing half of that haha!..Hopefully not anyway! hehe.
     
  14. beanster

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    straws for having a drink easily were the best things we took and also a fan if you have one!
     
  15. Cheryl19

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    I dont remember taking that much with my first LO lol :p Basics really, didnt really bother to take snacks n drinks, thats what i thought the vending machines were for ;) hehe
     
  16. Happyred

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    I will definitely be packing a face cloth to use as a cold compress on my forehead. Reason for this being that when i was in labour the last time they didnt have anything I could use and they ended up wetting a sanitary towel with cold water and stickingit onto my head!! Talk about feeling like a total idiot, as if labour isnt undignified enough,lol!
     
  17. Daydreaming

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    Oh Happyred!!!!!!!!!!!
    At least now you can giggle about it, deffo a story to tell your kiddies :)

    I will now be added face cloth to my list for sures!
     
  18. reillybaby1987

    reillybaby1987 Well-Known Member

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    I've got
    Maternity notes - birth plan
    Nightie
    pj's
    disposible pants
    maternity pads
    breast pads
    deodrant - roll on and spray
    towel
    change of clothes for going home
    socks
    lip balm
    facecloth

    for baby
    3 vests
    3 baby grows
    cardigan
    socks
    mitts
    dummy
    bottle
    formula
    nappies
    cotton wool
    bibs
    going home outfit

    anything else I might need? :)
     
  19. Seb

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    I'm curious to know what the small plastic jug is for???
     
  20. EssJayPea

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    A wallet/folder for all the paperwork/things to keep safe issued after LO is here eg registration form xx
     

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