What Do I Need For My Hospital Bag

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  1. Bobbiex

    Bobbiex Well-Known Member

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    That's more like a suitcase worth lol x
     
  2. lisaloo

    lisaloo Well-Known Member

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    small plastic jug im guessing is to fill with cool water and pour as your weeing to stop the stinging, esp if u have stitches! lol
     
  3. Emamay

    Emamay Well-Known Member

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    One tip I've picked up on that's not mentioned here...

    Remember to pack all-in-ones for baby that snap up at the side, not down the middle.

    Apparently, poppers/zip/whathaveyou down the middle can irritate baby's belly button stump.
     
  4. umbongo

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    I noticed someone mentioned lip balm, my friend said her lips were really dry so that or vaseline is a good idea.
    I don't have to worry about this for a long time but I was being nosy ;-)
     
  5. tabbi

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    best thing is warm water but yes its the right idea, i usued mined alot even when i came home as its like peeing fire x x x
     
  6. glowing

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    My local hospital still provides milk but cut down to 2 options sma and cow and gate. No more aptamil. Nappies and maternity pads are available but women are advised to bring their own to cut down costs. Just to mention try a pair of diposible pants on first for the fit because in my opinion they are rubbish and to small.
     
  7. Ella1979

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    This time round, I'd just be happy to have a bag with me! I had to have an emergency c-section last time and hubby had to bring random stuff in over the following days. Having survived with no bag, I have to say that I'll probably not be packing a suitcase full of stuff the next time round! Just the essentials - changes of underwear, hairbrush, toothbrush and then stuff for the baby.

    Whatever you pack in your bag, my advice would be to pack it early! :) I had to go in at 36 weeks and was just in the process of sorting mine out.
     
  8. k8_005

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    oh god iv just read a thread which says you should start thinking of packing and having it ready anywhere between 28 weeks and 33 weeks just in case....errr i need to start mine next week then!! blimey so not ready for this baby anytime soon!!!! such a long list, how big a bag do you use and what type of bag even?! oh gosh oh gosh oh gosh!!!!!
     
  9. MissTortington

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    I cannot agree with this any more! When I was in labour with my first I had a little gas and air and subsequently dribbled most of my juice despite my OH's best efforts :lol: Hadn't even thought about it till now, but I will be adding that to my hospital list!


    As a second timer I'd say find a happy medium between preparing for every eventuality and traveling light. I didn't take too much with me last time. Nighties, change of clothes for leaving, pants, phone (for camera), money, toiletries, maternity pads etc. All the general essentials plus some paper to doodle and a pack of cards. I didn't feel I was missing anything at any point though and I didn't have a frantic OH riffling through a huge bag trying to find the one thing I needed right there and then! :lol:


    If you are being induced, take paracetamol. I waited 2 hours for the nurse to bring me some form of pain relief and that was what I was given!
     
  10. shobha

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    great information
     
  11. jennifers

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    I was just searching for the list! Thankss!! :)
     
  12. Killeen2013

    Killeen2013 Well-Known Member

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    great help - thanks all!

    Anyone know where in the forum the list is of essentials to prepare for baby? Its a really comprehensive list but i cant remember what it was named
     
  13. KelliMarie

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    Having a panicky daay!! this has really helped thank you :D xx
     
  14. krystal1980

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    lol this really made me giggle, can just imagine it:)
     
  15. Mywaterfall

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    Glad I came cross this thread! Given me some help on what to pack. Here is my list if it also help, I also used small vacuum bag to pack my stuff and baby stuff to help squeeze some things in to my 30" wheeled case. Then use my baby bag for nappies.. etc.

    Hospital Birth List

    ME
    Money Car Park
    Snacks/Drinks
    Maternity Note/Birth Plan

    In Suit Case -
    Ear Plugs
    PJ (2)
    Dressing Gown (1)
    Knickers (8)
    Slippers (1)
    Maternity Pads (Asda own)
    Sanitary Towels
    Breasts Pads (Asda Own)
    Sport Bra (3)
    Going home clothes
    Socks (4)
    Towels (2)
    Plastic Bag for dirty clothes
    Tissues
    Maternity Briefs (Asda Own)
    Gym Ball
    Space Vacuum Bags (3)
    Toiletries bag :
    Shampoo, shower gel, face wash,
    flannels, hairbrush, toothbrush,
    tooth paste, deodorant, hair bands,
    baby wipes, hair ties.

    BABY
    In Suit Case -
    Baby short sleeved vests (4) 0 -3 Months
    Baby long sleeved body suits (4) 0 -3 Months
    Baby Towel (1)
    Hat (2)
    Booties (2)
    Mittens (2)
    Cardigans (1)
    Going Home Outfit
    Muslin Squares
    Bibs (4)
    Fleece Blanket (1)
    Baby Fleece Wrap

    In Baby Bag -
    Nappies (Aldi size 1 £1.69/Aldi size 2 £2.99)
    Nappy Bags
    Baby Formula Starter Pack (SMA 6 pack from Asda £6.99)
    Cotton Wool


    Car Seat
     
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  16. welshkellyann

    welshkellyann Well-Known Member

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    om..gosh .. i best start now with all this and nursery .. clothes.. but excited .. great tips thou ..
    im taking a nursing pillow not just for breast feeding heard its great for support xxx
     
  17. JoanneG79

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    I love this thread! I am off to the shops tonight to buy up the rest of the stuff I need!!
     
  18. AshleighMoore_

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    Thought I would share my list with you guys :) I know I am only 23 weeks but I wanted to make my list early that way I knew exactly what I was needing and could buy gradually rather than going out to buy everything when I am packing :) Hope it helps!

    Baby bag
    Baby blanket (1)
    Vests (3)
    Bodysuits (3)
    Bibs (2)
    Socks (3)
    Cardigan (1)
    Mittens (2)
    Hat (2)
    Muslin (2)
    Going Home Outfit
    Towel (1)
    Wipes
    Nappies (Range of sizes)
    Hair brush

    My Bag

    Camera
    Money
    Phone Charger
    Gownie (1)
    Pj's (1)
    Lounge bottoms (1)
    Lounge top (1)
    Towel (1)
    Socks (2)
    Slippers
    Underwear (6)
    Bra (2)
    Maternity pads (1 pack)
    Makeup bag
    Baby book
    Going home clothes
    Laundry bag
    Toilet bag; face wash, moisturiser, nipple cream, wipes, body wash, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, lip balm, shampoo, conditioner, hair brush, hairspray, travel hairdryer, hair ties & pins.

    xox
     
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  19. Jojo84

    Jojo84 Well-Known Member

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    ive got most of the things i need, just need to wash baby stuff and buy some sleep bras and some cheapy granny knickers.
     

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