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Ready for baby anytime now but have I got everything?

(13 Posts)
Conana Thu 28-Feb-13 10:04:48

* I meant second stage, I still get confused after 3 pregnancies.

Conana Thu 28-Feb-13 10:04:02

Good luck! For home birth with a pool I'd suggest a big torch- I'd asked the midwife previously from a list I saw online and she'd laughed at me then at the most stressful moment in the third stage she asked for one so dh had to go crawling round under the stairs!
Also, plastic diy sheets for the floor, old towels, new towels and more towels. smile

VisualiseAHorse Wed 27-Feb-13 23:28:46

I did find it handy to have a couple of cartons of the ready-made formula just in case. You may never use them though!!

You sound very well prepared. Good luck smile

noblegiraffe Wed 27-Feb-13 22:35:27

Changing mat?

Hai1988 Wed 27-Feb-13 17:13:29

Wipes/cotton wool
Other than that sounds like ur ready.
Good luck smile

Purplecatti Wed 27-Feb-13 00:13:46

Puppy training pads? They soak up anything

milkyjo Tue 26-Feb-13 20:47:06

Oh yes I've got a sling. I will be breastfeeding so not intending to buy formula. I have a breast pump and bottles and microwave steriliser. Also have a baby bath, I think I am prepared! And cooking for the freezer!

DeathMetalMum Tue 26-Feb-13 20:22:51

Sling was also what came into my head. I used one occasionally with dc1 but planning to use one a lot with dc2.

marzipananimal Tue 26-Feb-13 19:17:36

Sling? Handy when running after the 2 year old I would've thought. Present for baby to give to DS and vice versa?

FoofFighter Tue 26-Feb-13 19:11:11

baby bath?

greenj1 Tue 26-Feb-13 16:56:06

bottles/steriliser and powdered baby milk? Even if intending to breastfeed!!
Plenty of babygros/vests
cotton wool/baby wipes

I agree that a newborn doesnt need much but in my experience shopping for stuff for a newborn a couple of days post birth is not something I would recommend xx

ZuleikaD Tue 26-Feb-13 15:40:20

If you have somewhere for it to sleep, something to keep its bottom dry and something for it to wear, you are prepared!

milkyjo Tue 26-Feb-13 15:36:37

I am now 37 weeks with DC2 and am starting to feel a little underprepared! Maybe because I have not bought ANYTHING, due to already having bought it all 2 years ago for DS.

So here is what I have:
For homebirth:
Pool and liner and all accessories
I will have a TENS machine
Maternity pads
Breast pads - for a few days in.
Emergency transfer bag - clothes for baby and me, nappies, mat pads, toiletries for me etc. Also to be used after birth if happens at home.

For baby:
Clothes, plenty of
Baby gym
Sheets and blankets
A name.

These lists are for birth and immediately after, ie a few days down the line, when we can go shopping again... for more maternity pads/nappies/breast pads etc.

I am pretty sure I've not missed anything but if I have can someone please point out my blindingly obvious mistake!

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