Hospital Bag???

Amy - posted on 02/09/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My doctor says I should pack my hospital bag this month. I know you can find lists online suggesting what to bring. Just wanted to know for all those mommys who have already been through it before, What could you not do without at the hospital?

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Stacie - posted on 02/12/2010

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i take everythying that i need. i had a c section with my second and im having another with this one.

what i missed most that i couldnt bring was my big boy that turned 5 when i was in hospital with his brother.this time im going to miss both my bois im hoing they will let me go home sooner than later.as ill miss my kids when im gone and this will be the longest time apart from my littlest one.im four months my bag will be packed in two months time

a good bra if u are breastfeeding

camera

photo of loved ones i took my older boi photo last time and my partner as they wherent aloud to stay.

clothes that make u feel a little better

slippers

u should get a list

Jenna - posted on 02/12/2010

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Night gown/warm & cool... it could get cold

Socks

Shoes/slippers

Hair brush

tooth brush

shampoo/conditioner

Soap

Pads

Underwear

Blanket for baby

Outfits for baby/ outfit to take baby pic!

socks for baby

comfy clothes to go home in for you and baby

car seat

Boppy

Pillow

Book

Snacks

Laptop

Camera

Batteries

cell/charger

Gift for Siblings

bra for nursing

Nursing shield

nipple cream if your breast feeding

nursing pads so you dont leak everywhere

bottle if you dont want to use the ones at the hospital

Bernadine if your having a c-section its good for your scar reduces the scarring and heals nice!

Megan - posted on 02/11/2010

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You know this post is bringing in alot of good suggestions i appreciate it going to be a first time mom myself i was rather anxious about what to bring as well.

Ashley - posted on 02/11/2010

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My favorite item I took with me was my boppy pillow for the baby. I had a c-section and couldn't keep geting out of the bed to get him out of the bassinet thing they had him in, so i kept him in bed with me in his boppy.It also helped at feeding time. Also, if you are making a baby book, take it with you, the nurses can put the baby's hand and footprints in it for you.

Amy - posted on 02/10/2010

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Wow you have all listed some great things thanks! I encourage everyone to keep posting incase you think of something new, and to help other first time moms.

ME - posted on 02/10/2010

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Chapstick!!!!! A hairbrush...your own pillow...movies and music...a laptop to upload pics (if you have one)...a bathrobe and/or nursing tank in case you have visitors that you don't want seeing the goods...VERY comfy clothes to wear home (for you)...you very likely won't fit into pre-preg. pants, and if you should need a c-section, ANYTHING that touches your incision will be unbarable! If I think of anything else, I will let you know...I'm working on packing my bag too :) Good luck!

Vania - posted on 02/09/2010

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oohh we are the same...i am just bringing anything that i just need and that the baby needs...basic like everyone said shampoo, conditioner, sleepers, nightie comfortable clothing's and flat shoes...and plus toothbrush and makeup hahahhaha

Staci - posted on 02/09/2010

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You really don't need much...just toiletries, comfortable clothes (still in maternity sizes), and any comfort items you might want - ipod, book, etc. The only thing I haven't seen anyone mention is wipes...definitely pack a container of the sensitive baby wipes. Alot of hospitals give you little washcloth towels that you are supposed to get wet and wipe the baby with and then discard into a bag in the room for them to launder. It is disgusting!!! The wipes allow you to throw away the evidence after diaper changes. Best advice another mom gave me with my first was to bring the wipes...

Katie - posted on 02/09/2010

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This is what I brought with my first. Something comfy to wear while in the hospital. Something that you want mind if it get ruined. Your shampoo and conditioner, body wash, and lotion. If you want go to any bath store and buy a few travel sizes of body wash and lotion. Also bring a pillow or two of your own. Something to read nothing to big but gossip mags are always good, and if you run out they are all over the hospital maybe your partner could go find a couple. Your cell phone charger. Bring a few hair ties and brush, your toothbrush. You may want to bring some socks unless you are brave enough to walk on the hospital floor barefoot. Bring snacks or make sure when people come to vist (parents, family, best friends) that they bring you some take out!! Hospital food is not the best and you will need to eat. Change or single dollar bills for the vending mech. A pillow for your hubby and a blanket hospital ones tend to be very thin. Dont forget your babies picture/come home out fit, the carseat, and a lite packed diaper bag. Once you are released you are more then likly going straight home and unless you live far from the hospital you wont need much till you get home.

Christina - posted on 02/09/2010

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Don't forget your own pillow for you and your hubby!! My hospital didn't have many extra ones and they were flat and hard. Also I wish I would have brought my husband a blanket because I was so hot that I had it freezing in my room and he was so cold! Bring your own pads--the ones the hospital gives you are huge and very uncomfortable and you will need plenty of them because you will have a very heavy period like flow after you give birth. Comfortable clothes to wear home--most lists I saw suggested bringing maternity pants since you will not loose all your weight immediately after you give birth but I was so sore (vaginal birth) that I couldn't wear them, I suggest sweat pants instead!! Good luck to you!

Kayla - posted on 02/09/2010

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i know from moms that i have visited in the hospital that they said that shampoo and body wash are nice as well because then you feel more comfrontable. Basically take whatever you want wit you that makes you feel more comfrontable

Jenny - posted on 02/09/2010

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*comfy clothes to go home in

*my own pillow to sleep on

*toothbrush!!

*hairbrush

*chap stick

*cell phone charger

*snacks because hospital food isn't that great!

*book or magazine to read

I know there is a lot more you will need to pack, but these were some of the things I used the most.

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