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What's in your hospital bag?

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thorshammer Sun 20-Dec-15 21:01:32

I know this has probably been done to death but I'm writing my list and fancied a chat and some inspiration .

So was was/is your hospital bag essentials ?fsmile

Luciferbox Sun 20-Dec-15 21:05:22

An ill fitting set of pj's that I hadn't tried on for weeks and had to abandon and steal my husbands spare tshirt and tracksuit bottoms (long induction)
My tip- check your clothes still fit if you go overdue.
Ditto chuck in some 0-3 baby clothes as my big baby looked like the Incredible Hulk in his newborn baby gro.

thorshammer Sun 20-Dec-15 21:07:05

grin that happened to my ds too he was a 10lber and half the stuff I bought didn't fit!
I have a growth scan in the morning so I'm going to ask for a rough predicted birth weight.

Artandco Sun 20-Dec-15 21:14:29

Maternity breastfeeding dresses with leggings - comfy to sleep in, feed baby, and feel good walking around. Plus ready to leave hospital asap. I wouldn't have wanted to wear pjs all day.

Small bags within one larger bag. So baby stuff in one, wash stuff another, dirty stuff another. Wash bags/ wet bags/ all work.

mumchkin Mon 21-Dec-15 10:29:10

I trawled all the threads on mumsnet about hospital bags and found some things that sounded smart that I hadn't thought of or seen on the standard lists:
Your own pillow in a non-white case (so it doesn't get taken by the hospital accidentally)
iPod & mini speakers
Notebook for writing down breastfeeding tips and questions for doctors and midwives
moist toilet wipes
dry shampoo
earplugs & eyemask
nice teabags & snacks for afterwards
blank thank you cards
plastic bag for dirty clothes

Watto1 Mon 21-Dec-15 10:31:01

Hair bobble. My hair drove me nuts in labour and I didn't have a bobble . A midwife eventually found me an elastic band!

Hufflepuffin Mon 21-Dec-15 11:03:14

A stretchy headband to keep hair out of your face. Long stretchy cardigan (instead of dressing gown). An iPad with shows on if you're getting induced!

Maurice169 Mon 21-Dec-15 17:42:32

Breast pads.
Vaseline for dry lips.
More nappies than you think you'll need.
Big pants, for planned or emergency caesarean.

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