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Got my hospital bag packed!

sugarsugar Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Taken me a while but i've got most of it in there!
Need to know if my hospital supply formula or not but i may just breast feed while im in hospital anyway!
Well im hoping to breastfeed as long as possible!
I need a few mroe bits but they are things i can go without - like my MP3 player and snacks for DF and me.
Really cant think of what else i would need!
Also made sure ive put batteries in for the digi cam!
any good tips for what to pack?


mumof2_jomumof2_jo
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Oh i loved packing my bag, i packed it and unpacked it about 40 times Crazy

erm I put cooling face wipes in as I got really hot during labour. and a carry a bag for the yukky clothes cant think of any thing else you will have to write a list of what you have put in and we can see if we can think of anything u have missed off Wink

sugarsugar Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Would help Razz
Ive got:

nightwear
going home outfit
toothbrush & paste
shampoo
wipes
nappy sacks
plenty of underwear
battereies for camera
breast pads
maternity towels
flannel
Still need to put in a towel

think thats about it!

crazy_girlcrazy_girl
posted 1 decade 3 years ago


What about clothes for your baby to come home in

Love crazy_girl xx

sugarsugar Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Yeah bubs has his own bag with:

Blanket
nappies
wipes (i dont use cotton wool Razz)
baby gros x4
vests x4
a coat to go home in
an outfit to go home in
botties
scratch mitts
and a hat!

mumof2_jomumof2_jo
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Suspect Hum looks like you have it all under control cant think of anything else Suspect

sugarsugar Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
i need to put a dummy in - although i hate using them - just in case but im worried about how to get it there sterlised - although im not too worried about taking one.

crazy_girlcrazy_girl
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Hi can i copy your list as i dont know what to take with me.. your list is very helpful

Love crazy_girl xx

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
You have an awful lot packed!! I got nappies and wipes from the hopsital!

And bubs has alot of clothes to!! how long do you expect to be in for- most places chuck you out after 6 hours these days, or as soon as they can

EmmieEmmie
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Hi guys- you never need to much but a couple of suggestions that may help

Lip balm for labour bag (yes you do get dry lips)

BBBIIIIGGGGGG paper knickers trust me when you are bleeding its like youve never bled so the biggest paper knickers and thickers maternity towels you can get your hands on! Naughty

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago

Emmie said:


BBBIIIIGGGGGG paper knickers trust me when you are bleeding its like youve never bled so the biggest paper knickers and thickers maternity towels you can get your hands on! Naughty


I didnt bleed much after I gave birth- bleed lots during labour so I mananged with super sanitary towels and normal pants!!!

EmmieEmmie
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
i had to be cut which is why i bled so much i had no control over!

sugarsugar Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago

alex said:
You have an awful lot packed!! I got nappies and wipes from the hopsital!

And bubs has alot of clothes to!! how long do you expect to be in for- most places chuck you out after 6 hours these days, or as soon as they can


I had to stay in over night with DD and she was sick and weed over her baby-gros/vests thats why i packed a few lol! im hopnig to be out within 6 hrs though Smile

gemmagemma
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
erm....
hair brush and bobble
dressing gown


I was in and out within a few hours second time but in 6 days first time as she was prem. I guess you just have to pack for a night and then if you need more send someone to get stuff.

HTH
Gemma

EmmieEmmie
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
i was in for 3 days. I wasnt prepared and thought i would be out soon too. but the shock made me realise that a few hours in hospital is a bit quick! Shocked

trogettetrogette
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
If you're planning to breastfeed then plan to avoid bottles and dummies, and make sure you pack the BF helpline phone numbers in case you need them. Hospitals should be supporting mothers to breastfeed if they choose but they're understaffed and some staff aren't personally supportive and/or don't understand the issues. You might need more experienced/informed help, all these helplines are staffed by trained volunteers, all mothers who have breastfed for at least 6 months, longer for some organisations.

(I could say 'better still stay at home anyway' but I won't climb on that soapbox, LOL)

ABM 0870 401 7711 and it's open every day from 9.30am to 10.30pm
NCT 0870 444 8708 don't know the open times.
bfn 0870 900 8787 from 9.30am to 9.30pm
LLL 0845 120 2918

jo1984jo1984
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
what about your address book with your friends and familys numbers in so they can be called from hospital lol...... saves you having to go outside with mobile xx

bunnigirlbunnigirl
posted 1 decade 3 years ago

sugar said:
i need to put a dummy in - although i hate using them - just in case but im worried about how to get it there sterlised - although im not too worried about taking one.


the dummy sistuation most hospitals give u a little cup of sterilizing solution babe to put your dummy in so that its all nice and sterilized for your precious baby so dont worry but the ones u can buy in the plastic case r already sterilized as long as u dont open the case hunni
hope i have been of some help

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