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Do I pack a towel?

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throughgrittedteeth · 03/04/2017 22:47

This is my second baby but I can't remember if I packed a towel in my hospital bag last time πŸ€” should I take one just in case?

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fuzzywuzzy · 03/04/2017 22:50

According to the guidelines in my notes, our hospital expects us to bring two towels one for mum and one for baby.

FuckYouAndDailyMailToo · 03/04/2017 22:51

Yes. You might want a shower etc esp if you're kept in for 24hr obs. Don't forget the snacks too! Cake

throughgrittedteeth · 03/04/2017 22:55

Right I'll add towel to the list!
I definitely didn't take one for baby last time, I'll pack one for him too.

Snacks are already packed! I know what my priorities are Grin

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throughgrittedteeth · 08/04/2017 18:53

Afternoon, just thought I'd say say that I had my 36 week appointment on Thursday at the hospital (got to see the new birthing centre!) and the midwife told me not to worry about towels.

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Lightningflash · 08/04/2017 19:21

Ya it totally depends where you are ... and how fussy you are about your towel Smile. Where I am they have plenty for you to use if you'd like to.

Bethan2 · 08/04/2017 21:37

Definitely bring your own towel and a dark coloured one at that! Hospital towels are small, white and rough 😐

AbbeyRoadCrossing · 08/04/2017 21:43

Depends where you are but an old dark one if they don't provide one.
I've seen a few threads that have mentioned baby towels. I don't understand what they are for on a postnatal ward. There were no baby baths and they advised to not bath them for the first few days anyway

doge · 09/04/2017 06:49

Yes NHS towels are rank.

pinkblink · 09/04/2017 07:14

I remember the awkward feeling giving back a pink stained grotty old white towel after having my first Confused took my own dark towel when I had my second

throughgrittedteeth · 10/04/2017 09:06

I definitely had a shower when I had DS but I have no idea how big it was or the colour.. I do remember how lovely the shower was though! I will bring a towel, just in case 😬 thanks everyone

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