re: Hospital Bag!
posted 25th Apr '12
I dont care how funny this sounds .....I am a nurse and I worked on a postpartum floor for a day.....women bleed heavily where the throwaway underwear and big super hospital pads dont help so I am buying the disposable depends underwear and bringing some super duper heavy pads because the pads they give you are generic and arent comfy....also I will bring my laptop....cell phone charger and camera.......1 gown, a robe, going home out fit for me. 1 picture outfit for baby, a nightie for baby, some personal toiletries and a book to read....quote
posted 2nd May '12
MY HOSPITAL BAG
*change of going home clothes....loose and comfy
*sweater,warm-ups....hospitals can get chilly
*2 tank tops, 2 pairs of shorts
*4 non-sexi panties.....can get ruined, 1 bra
*2 pairs short socks, 1 pair of long socks
*2 breast- feeding tanks .....i dont have a breast-feeding bra : /
*slippers......to be comfy, shower flats.....so i dont slip and fall
*3 adult diapers....for heavy bleeding...cause the mesh undies are itchy
*deodorant, shampoo and conditioner..hotel size,my brush, tooth-brush, tooth paste, mirror, hair ties, hair clips, chap stick, nipple pads, make-up
*towel, and 2 pillows, hand towel.....for labor
*crossword, and drawing pad, and pocket radio.......lots of pens, and markers
*6 peanut butter crackers.....indiv. wrapped
MY BABY BAG
*going home outfit
*outfit for picture
*2 sleeping onesies, one with footies and one w/o
*2 hats, 2 handcovers
*2 receiving blankets
posted 5th May '12
y husband made fun of me the otherday because i decided to put panties, razor, toothbrush, deodorant, powder make up just because it makes me feel better and mascara lol and a small bottle of gel in my purse so when i go to my appointments w my doc if they put me in at least i have SOME stuff lol! but the rest i have yet to pack a bag i really probably should lol quote
posted 9th May '12
Quoting nayy.marie [team pink]:" baby clippers. my kids were both born with long finger nails, and the hospital doesnt supply them, so my suggestion is to bring one just in case."
thank you for the advice. I didnt even think of that. it is true though hospitals dont cut nails because of the risk of injury.
posted 20th May '12
depends on the hospital in the uk they dont provide nappies wipes gowns ect ya have to bring ya own .quote
posted 30th May '12
I'm 37 weeks with my 2nd child and I learned from the first time what to bring and not to bring!!
For me: comfy coutfit to got home in
For baby: going home outfit and picture outfit
Socks & mittens
My hospital provided almost everything pads, ice packs, gowns, socks, even blankets, pacifiers, tshirts and diapers for baby!!!
The tennis ball is really good for labor and some suckers!!
posted 20th Jun '12
A phone charger..so that way we do have battery to call the family with the good news(:
Im 28 weeks<3
posted 25th Jun '12
you dont have to take diapers or wipes to the hospital I'm going on baby number #2 the hospital provides everything for you! paci,diapers,wipes and formula they even give baby a shirt/onesie to wear unless you decide to bring you own. I always take my kids pjs and a cute outfit for one the way home and Pads for myself bc I cant stand the super maxi pads they give you. besides that the list looks great!quote
posted 17th Jul '12
I would say that you don't need all of the stuff on that list because a lot of it is provided by the hospital... but if you are planning to nurse.. ESPECIALLY if its your first time doing it (or if you've had difficulty in the past), I strongly recommend bringing nipple shields Just in Case you need them. They are extremely helpful in the first few days/weeks of nursing if you have a baby that doesn't seem to understand what to do or if you are having nursing difficulties for any reason. They make it much easier for the baby to learn to latch.. of course, if you don't need them, don't use them.. but I won't go into have a baby without having them handy just in case.. just to spare myself the stress and frustration of struggling to feed a baby that either doesn't seem to get the idea or is just having too much difficulty. You can get them from any pharmacy. Its also important to use them correctly and stop using them when you can so that you don't end up having too little milk later on, but if used correctly, they make a difficult nursing experience turn into a piece of cake.
OH And Lanacane numbing spray for stitches.. just in case you end up with stitches in your nether regions.. lol.. That stuff is awesome for the pain and itching. Sometimes, the hospital has it, but you have to ask them, and if they don't have any handy, its just a good idea to have your own.
posted 23rd Jul '12
well i understand about most of the stuff what should i not bring cuz i dont want to over pack...quote
posted 31st Jul '12
my dr told me to only bring extra pair of clothes for me, a robe, toothbrush, bodywash, your pillow to be extra comfy, and a pair of night clothes.
for the baby coming home outfit, carseat, blanket for ride home and one sleeper for when he stays in your room. she said not to bring a whole lot of stuff due to space issues and it will just be in the way and u wont use half of it that the internet recommends
posted 3rd Aug '12
<blockquote><b>Quoting * tinker.bell *:</b>" I would say that you don't need all of the stuff on that list because a lot of it is provided by the ... [snip!] ... the hospital has it, but you have to ask them, and if they don't have any handy, its just a good idea to have your own. "</blockquote>
Great advise!!! I had massive trouble breast feeding first time round I am so gonna buy these today! Excited to try again
I have 1 child & live in Japan
posted 20th Aug
i was going to use a cute baby gown to come home in but decided on a sleeper or onesie because the elastic gets in the way of the car seat. nail clippers is a must. I know hospitals do not cut any ones nails babies to adults. some babies come out with really long nails.quote
posted 8th Sep
im almost 38 weeks preg and i have all the hospital bags packed and ready to go. ill tell you what i have in each.
pacifiers, 3 receiving blankets, 2 blankets, 3 nb size onsies, 3x 0-3mnth size onsies, 2 going home outfits (one is a nb size, the other is bigger, just in case), a small pack of wipes, 2x 4-oz bottles, 2x 8-oz bottles (the 8oz ones are the only ones that will fit on my breast pump) 10-12 nb size diapers, 10-12 size one diapers, 3 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of no scratch mittens, 3 hats and travel size baby shampoo, lotion, powder and penaten.
nipple cream (lanolin), my breast pump, 20 (10 pairs) breast pads, chapstick, a razor, deodorant, travel size shampoo and cond., as well as seperate travel size body washes for me and hubby, a wash mitt, slippers, wipes, travel size toothbrushes for hubby and i, travel size toothpaste, 16 giant maxi pads, 1 pair depends (for smurfs and giggles) 2 pairs of yoga pants, a comfy pair of pj bottoms, 3 loose fitting shirts (i want to atleast TRY to breastfeed) my going home outfit, a little make up bag with my bare essentials, glasses cleaner and cleaning cloth, 5 pairs of socks, 5 pairs of GINORMOUS underwear and last but not least, i was given these hot/cold packs for an assortment of breast problems, so i packed them too!
2 pairs of boxers, 2 pairs of socks, deodorant, 2 rolls of TOILET PAPER! (so were not using the scratchy hospital crap) some baby formula, (incase my attempts at breastfeed are unsuccesful) 1 pair pj pants, 1 ratty t-shirt, 1 pair of pants, 1 pair of shorts, 2 t-shirts, his and my health cards and other ID, hand sanitizer and a travel size thing of tylenol.
we have a car seat already attached to its base all ready to go sitting by the door. i will also be taking with me a pillow and a blanket that i cant sleep without.
obviously, the formula should be in my bag, but there was more room in hubby's bag and as a side note, you can buy pre-packed hospital bags.
posted 8th Sep
Quoting Miranda Chandler-Crowell:" im almost 38 weeks preg and i have all the hospital bags packed and ready to go. ill tell you what i ... [snip!] ... should be in my bag, but there was more room in hubby's bag and as a side note, you can buy pre-packed hospital bags."