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Hospital bag... What have I missed.

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OnNaturesCourse Mon 09-Oct-17 20:24:51

Labor bag (hold all)
For in labor: Large nightie
Warm socks
Bikini top (aiming for water birth)
After: baggy pjs

Hot water bottle
Drinks cup (sippy cup)
Face cloths/wipes
IPad and headphones
Body cream
Liners, maternity pads, pants
Newborn : hat, mitts, vest, sleepsuit, bib etc
0-3: hat, mitts, vest, sleep suit, bib etc
Sports bra
Nursing bra

Plan being this will see us through labor and first few hours post birth.

Over night bag (hand luggage case)
2 x baggy pjs
Large pants
Maternity and breast pads
Nipple cream
Travel sized : face wash, shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste
Tooth brush
Plastic jug
Plastic bag for dirty clothes
Going home: joggies/maternity jeans, top, zip hoodie
4 x vest tops
2 x nursing bras
.5 pack of size 1 nappies
.5 pack of size 2 nappies
1 pack wipes
Nappy sacks
Newborn: 3 x : hats, mitts, vests, sleepsuits, bibs and 1 x "going home outfit"
0-3: 3 x : hats, mitts, vests, sleepsuits, bibs and 1 x "going home outfit"
Muslin squares
2 x bottles
Formula (unsure if breast feeding)

DP bag (rucksack)
Shorts (doesn't handle heat too well)
2 x t-shirts
Swim shorts

Is this ridiculous? Have I missed anything?
First timer and I'm clueless

ChipShopGherkin Mon 09-Oct-17 20:38:36

You seem to have loads there.. are you definitely staying overnight?

Sunshinegirl82 Mon 09-Oct-17 20:48:35

To be honest that looks fine to me, I'd leave the overnight bag in the car and then you can just bring it in if you need it. Worth having it though as you don't want to be trying to get your DP to pack the right stuff if you do have to stay in! Hopefully you'll be in and out but I ended up being in for over a week so doesn't hurt to be prepared.

Best of luck!

OnNaturesCourse Mon 09-Oct-17 20:49:40

More than likely with my medical history.

I've split it into three bags so only the labour and DP bag will be on delivery ward with us. Overnight one can come in from car if needed.

What would you exclude?

OnNaturesCourse Mon 09-Oct-17 20:50:50

Cross post Sun... Yeah, that was my thinking. He's a nightmare at the best of times never mind right after baby arrives, lol.

Liz38 Mon 09-Oct-17 20:51:47

Lip salve. My lips were shredded afterwards.

OnNaturesCourse Mon 09-Oct-17 20:52:52

Oh. Good idea! I wonder what caused your dry lips? I do have a tendency to bite when nervous so, yeah, good plan

Sunshinegirl82 Mon 09-Oct-17 20:52:59

Ooh, you might want a dressing gown! Just a thin-ish one. I'd keep it all OP to be honest. If you don't need it just take it home and unpack it, no drama!

AhWoof Mon 09-Oct-17 20:53:17

Flip flops for the shower

Marmite27 Mon 09-Oct-17 20:54:21

The only thing that sticks out to me is the hot water bottle, what’s that for? (In this specific scenario I mean, I know their general use!)

Other than that, I think you’ve got it covered.

ILikTheBred Mon 09-Oct-17 20:55:34

Ear plugs !

CAAKE Mon 09-Oct-17 20:56:49

Take extra nighties or big t shirts for when you’re in labour. I was sick everywhere both times 😬

I also got wise and took some big bottles of water when I had DS2 as with DS1 I got sick of having to go fetch water from down the hall. You will be really dehydrated after labour and the wards are stiflingly hot.

dointhedo Mon 09-Oct-17 21:00:59

A battery powered fan
Lucozade sport
Flapjacks or similar super high energy snacks
Your own paracetamol
Flip flops for the shower in favour of slippers

Cracklesfire Mon 09-Oct-17 21:01:17

The hospital we were at provided all nappies, cotton balls, towels etc and even pads for me so worth checking. I was home 12 hours after having DS so didn't need half the stuff I'd packed.

If you can then leave most of it in the car until needed. There isn't much space in the ward.

Cracklesfire Mon 09-Oct-17 21:04:03

I'd freeze big bottles of water to take in too. Cold water was all I could keep down once I was in labour.

Ojoj1974 Mon 09-Oct-17 21:04:19

Arnica- start taking it every 4hours through labour. It will help with bruising and healing.

A dummy - just in case. Horrid I know but when you are desperate you will be pleased

Infacol- for babies wind again just incase

Lavender oil for you to bath in after the birth

RaindropsAndSparkles Mon 09-Oct-17 21:06:10

Anti-gay wipes for dirty hospital lavatories, thin rubber gloves to wear whilst in them, easier to peel off after handling the get my handle to get out. Bath cleaner and disposable cleaning cloths.


Notebook and pen to note down info you might otherwise forget.

Why do you need a razor?

OnNaturesCourse Mon 09-Oct-17 21:06:21

The overnight bag will remain in the car unless needed.

We've got snacks etc covered including juice and water.

Hot water bottle is for me, heat is the only thing to help my back and it will be used with warm water instead of hot. 😁

Ear plugs? Don't you need to hear baby? 🙄 I've never used them!

I can always send people out for extra nighties etc if needed, id trust my mother to find some decent ones lol dp not so much!

RaindropsAndSparkles Mon 09-Oct-17 21:07:42

Anti bac!blush

OnNaturesCourse Mon 09-Oct-17 21:08:26

Razor... My underarms grow alarmingly quick and I'll be in strappy vest tops I suspect.

ChipInTheSugar Mon 09-Oct-17 21:08:28

Rainbows grinshockgrin

OnNaturesCourse Mon 09-Oct-17 21:08:51

Haha Rainbow! Yeah I got you!

OnNaturesCourse Mon 09-Oct-17 21:09:24

Oh jee... Raindrops

RaindropsAndSparkles Mon 09-Oct-17 21:09:30

You Don't need decent nighties after giving birth. DH's old t shirts or something reduced from Primark will do.

Mammatron Mon 09-Oct-17 21:10:51

Looks good but possibly a bit too much! I put each of babies outfits into a separate freezer bag (so 1 hat, vest, sleepsuit, bib, set of mits per bag), kept it organised and easily accessible - useful when I was numb from the waist down!

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