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Hosiptal bag - dryers and straighteners??

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xxaussiebabyxx Mon 24-Mar-14 11:21:28

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5madthings Mon 24-Mar-14 11:23:02

I don't think you will be able to use them as they have rules 're electrical equipment and it having to be safety tested?

JuniperTisane Mon 24-Mar-14 11:23:47

I think you're not supposed to use non-tested electricals in the hospital so you may not get the opportunity to use them, having said that, I have no idea if there is a socket point within the bathrooms themselves and nobody would be any the wiser if there is. I'm pretty sure you won't be allowed them by your bedside.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 24-Mar-14 11:24:01

I took mine and was ok to use. Depends where you are I guess.

Locketjuice Mon 24-Mar-14 11:25:23

I took mine and used them.. Just plugged them in by my bed and nothing was mentioned smile

Beccadugs Mon 24-Mar-14 11:26:13

I used mine on the ward while I was being induced (apologised to everybody else first) I checked with the midwives and they were fine about it.
I was in for 5 days post c-section and had a private room and never had time to use them!
(Three weeks on I've managed to blow dry and straighten my hair three times, the rest I just let it air dry!!)

WipsGlitter Mon 24-Mar-14 11:33:01

I brought a hairdryer and used it. I had a private room though.

Inglori0us Mon 24-Mar-14 11:56:37

I took and used mini straighteners and nothing was said. You can use phone chargers, laptops etc so I think it's fine as long as you're not disturbing other people with noise.

xxaussiebabyxx Mon 24-Mar-14 11:58:19

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TheScience Mon 24-Mar-14 11:59:24

In my experience there weren't enough staff around to tell you not to anyway! So long as you don't disturb people I think you'll be fine.

BikeRunSki Mon 24-Mar-14 12:01:12

I bought some foundation to look ok in hospital photos of dc2. She's 2.5 now and the foundation is untouched

MrRected Mon 24-Mar-14 12:06:19

I am in awe that you will have the time to consider them - and I am not being sarcastic!

I didn't wash my hair for at least 3 or 4 days after any of my children's births. I can't find time to dry and straighten now and they are 12.9&6!

ChocolateBiscuitCake Mon 24-Mar-14 12:20:02

When you first go into labour, shower, blow dry and make up!

Hopefully all will last by the time you hold the baby in your arms!!

xxaussiebabyxx Mon 24-Mar-14 12:28:33

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MrsGiraffe12 Mon 24-Mar-14 12:31:38

I was wondering the same so thanks for asking this question x

SandwichBag Mon 24-Mar-14 13:51:15

Glad you posted this as I will definately be taking my straighteners with me! I'm sure you will find time to spend 10 mins on yourself smile

Littlebean13 Mon 24-Mar-14 14:23:06

I had to stay in hospital for 8 days after ds1 was born & my hospital had their own hairdryer for patients to use. Not sure about straightners I never asked. They didn't have plug sockets in the bathrooms and I daren't use it on the ward incase I woke up any sleeping babies or mums so I just let it air dry. Suppose it would be fine if you had a private room.

PretzelPrincess Mon 24-Mar-14 14:30:01

Think it depends on the hospital. I asked my DH to bring it in and then he took it home with him. Tbh I don't mind my hair when it's air dried and have a couple of styles that look near but natural. I also took some makeup with me and my contacts instead of my glasses. And I had the time and energy to get dressed properly each morning. I was in for 6 days after DS was born and about 6 before he was born.
I totally get you want to feel yourself especially when people come to visit etc. Not vain at all!

Sickandtired14 Mon 24-Mar-14 14:37:22

My hospital (north London) were quite strict on the day shifts, not so strict onthe night shift!! I had my phone charger. Can't even remember if I took a hair dryer! DD is 20 months now. It was almost 30 degrees outside for the 3 days I was in due to feeding issues so I just let it air dry and it dried in no time!! I anticipate being in this time aswell due to a prolapse (sorry if tmi) but I'm not bothered about straighteners. I'm not a makeup/hair kind of person.

But I don't think it's vanity. I think it's totally fair to want to look good. It's whatever makes you feel comfortable and feminine at a difficult time.

PenguinsEatSpinach Mon 24-Mar-14 14:43:02

Mine would not in a million years let you plug anything like that in. You might sneak a phone charger at a push.

purplebaubles Mon 24-Mar-14 14:50:16

I'm just taking dry shampoo. I really can't see that straighteners are allowed - massive fire hazard apart from anything else!!

PenguinsEatSpinach Mon 24-Mar-14 14:53:16

Not just a fire hazard, serious risk of burns to other people from straighteners. There's that horrific stat about burns to children from straighteners in the home.

xxaussiebabyxx Mon 24-Mar-14 16:11:40

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xxaussiebabyxx Mon 24-Mar-14 16:12:28

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mrsmugoo Mon 24-Mar-14 16:14:57

Crikey I barely could be bothered to plug my phone in let alone straighteners!

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