Pajamas and what to pack for the hospital??

Jennifer - posted on 04/19/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




Okay mom's I'm a plus size mommy. I wear about a 2X. I am having the hardest time finding nursing pajamas to wear in the hospital that are comfy and modest. What do you all suggest, what website and stores have you had success with?

Also just want to see what all you are packing in your hospital bag for you. It's been 3 years since I've done this so I've forgotten! Thanks!


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Kathryn - posted on 04/20/2012




I just wore the hospital gown. The ones in maternity had snaps so they can pop open easily for nursing. As people were always coming in to check stitches and other stuff, it seemed easier to just wear the damn thing. My boobs also hurt far too much to wear a bra for the first almost week. I had to buy a new one anyhow as I went from a D to a DDD while nursing, and if I didn't feed him for awhile, even the DDD was too small.

As for underwear, I actually found the disposable ones that they had there to be better, as I had to change pads about every hour, and still leaked. They have pad things on the beds that you can replace because there's so much goo leaking all over the place. It seemed like a waste to ruin perfectly good clothing. They also had some of the biggest pads I've ever seen at the hospital, and those worked far better than the ones I had bought.

I really found most of the things you need to be at the hospital. I guess if you really have to have your own stuff, you can bring things, but I pretty much just had my toiletry kit with soap, shampoo, conditioner and toothbrush/paste as something I needed. Otherwise, I was given hospital things. The conditioner was the only thing I was really happy I brought with me. I had long, curly hair at the time. Some time during labor someone undid my braid, and it took me over an hour to brush out my hair even with the conditioner. I have it a bit past shoulder length now, so I should be good this time.

Also, I made sure to keep the peri bottle, and make sure to suggest this to anyone who gets stitches. I had a big-- 4th degree-- tear, so I had trouble sitting for about a week or so, and couldn't wipe for as long. There was no way I could even use the medicated wipes even after the burn spray and the cream.

Sandie - posted on 04/20/2012




Hiya, I gave up searching for a proper "nursing pjs" and bought vest tops with hidden support inside, the thin straps are so stretchy i can just pull them down to feed in hospital, also bought a button up t-shirt to sleep in so i can unbotton it easily.

Other stuff I put in the labour bag was... big knickers!! warm fluffy socks, slippers, dressing gown, maternity pads, breast pads, nursing bras, hair/tooth brush, toothpaste, mirror, lip balm, money for taxi/phone, and clothes and towel for baby, towel and wash cloth for me too. I also found with my first that feminine wet wipes like Femfresh were a god send, kept stitches clean and made me feel fresh and clean even when i was bleeding after the birth.

I've got another bag for hubby to bring to hospital the next day, it has a prezzie for the baby from our son, clean pjs, knickers, more pads etc.

Also in the main labour bag is a prezzie for my son from the baby so it's there when he comes to visit :)

hope that helped, theres loads of lists people have posted online, just google hospital bag :) x

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