Hospital Bag

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Hospital Bag
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Sat, 04-14-2012 - 12:00pm

I know that it is still very early...but, I want to start getting a list ready of things I will want to make sure are packed and ready to go to the hospital

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Registered: 12-28-2006
In reply to: kbeth85
Sat, 04-14-2012 - 1:05pm
Shampoo, Tooth paste, tooth brush, slippers, clothes to wear home, and I like a pair of my own pjs for after I shower. I don't like the hospital gowns after I have baby.
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In reply to: kbeth85
Sun, 04-15-2012 - 10:30pm
Everything that PP said plus chap stick, your own pillows, cameras and chargers, cell phone charger, Kindle (or something to read).

I will add that being a c-section mom I will be in the hospital 4-5 days after delivery, so I will be packing 4-5 sets of PJ's from home. Once you can have a shower, it is SOOOOO nice to have your own clothes!!
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In reply to: kbeth85
Mon, 04-16-2012 - 8:54am

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In reply to: kbeth85
Mon, 04-16-2012 - 1:57pm
Don't forget a bag for DH/SO too :) Gotta stave off boredom and hunger pangs for the men as well :) Of course they are "lucky" and can leave to go get things you or they may have forgotten.
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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 5:03pm
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Thu, 04-19-2012 - 11:34am

Let's see... here is what was in my bag that I was really glad I had:

One or more nursing gown/PJs (so I didn't have to wear hospital gowns after baby was born... wear the hospital gown during labor and delivery because it gets messy!!)

head band or pony tail holder (you will want your hair pulled back out of your face during labor and delivery)

Shampoo and conditioner

hair dryer

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In reply to: kbeth85
Thu, 04-19-2012 - 12:15pm
You were/are lucky that your babies could wear their own clothes. At the hospital I had Quinn, they have to stay in the hospital clothes until you were taking them home. Which wasn't a big deal for me, it was just a white shirt and pants. Not anything super cute and adorable, but not ugly either.
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Registered: 09-15-2011
In reply to: kbeth85
Mon, 04-23-2012 - 10:34am

I'd say do a tour of the maternity ward to see what you'll need. My hospital had pretty much everything. Unlimited supply of nightgowns, towels, soap, shampoo, slippers, snacks, you name it. I definitely had my phone and charger with me and I'm pretty sure they were the only things I needed. I had my pajama with me, but I felt so gross and they kept checking my vajayjay, so it was a lot more convenient to flip up the hospital gown.

I even ended up getting about 3 weeks' supply of diapers (they told me to fill my bag with the Pampers the hospital provided - whenever I opened a pack of them, they had to bring me a new unopened one to restock. I also got a super useful padded waterproof blankety-pad, Medela nipple shields, tubes of vaseline and nipple cream.

This time I will probably bring:

shampoo and conditioner,

makeup,

clothes to wear after delivery,

feeding bra and pads

books (my fave part about breastfeeding was how much reading I got to catch up on - there really isn't much more you can do then :) )

clothes for the babe!

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Registered: 07-14-2011
In reply to: kbeth85
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 8:26am

Um... I'm a little confused. Why does everyone keep putting makeup on their packing list? Who are we concerned about looking nice for?

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Thu, 04-26-2012 - 10:51am

Pictures with the baby. :)


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