I am booked into my lovely MLU and have been allowed a longer stay post-natal due to bad anxiety/pre-natal depression, which hopefully will help me establish BFing, and leave me feeling confident and better able to cope at home.
I'm starting to think about a hospital bag and what to pack - any ideas how many nighties/PJs I'm likely to get through in that time? Also, do I need 5 each of vests and sleepsuits for DC1?
I'm going to sling a mini-pack of nappies in but is there anything else I'll need more of for a longer stay?
My hospital stays were also 5 days. (Standard where my DCs were born.) Personally, I found the hospitals pretty hot, so I did need a couple of PJ sets to allow me to change. Your DC will need at least 5 sets of clothes. One for each day and a few extras for the changes that will be necessary if he/she sicks up or anything. You'll get through quite a lot of nappies. Newborns get through anything up to 10 per day.
Will you be having many visits from your DH/parents/family/friends etc? If so, you will find that you can ask for things you need as they come up. For example, I was able to send my DH home with my and DC's clothes etc. He washed them and brought them back if necessary. He also bought more nappies as and when I went through the ones I had.