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    Default What did you pack in your hospital bag?

    Hi,
    I'm having a c section at the end of this month, and even though this is my 4th baby, I have a mental blank as to what to pack and was curious, what did you pack in your hospital bag?
    And did you pack a baby also and what did you pack for bubs?

    Thanks 😊

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    and laughed at the second paragraph where it asks if you packed a baby? That tickled my fancy.

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    Lol to 'packing a baby'

    I went over board.

    Can you call the hospital and ask what they do/don't provide? Save un nessessery packing.

    I packed so many things the hospital provided (nappys, wipes, wraps, BABY CLOTHES!!!, toiletries for myself & DD etc)

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    This is my second pregnancy and have about 8 weeks to go. I packed my bag yesterday, as I was early with DS and had not sorted out my bag.
    This time I have:
    Labour Bag:
    water bottle
    Gatorade
    Apricot snacks etc.
    Dress to labour in
    Socks
    Two pairs of comfy undies
    iPod
    Hand cream
    Lip balm
    Body oil (for massages)
    Track suit pants & socks for hubby
    Hair brush & hairbands

    Hospital bag:
    Pjs: button down for breast feeding
    Nighty (also button down)
    Robe
    6 pairs large old comfy undies
    Socks
    Breast pads
    Nipple cream
    Maternity pads
    Toiletries
    Clothes for daytime
    Book/mags
    Baby wipes
    Few newborn Nappies
    Newborn outfit to wear home
    Wraps

    That's all so far. Anything else hubby can grab if I need it.

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    Default What did you pack in your hospital bag?

    Great list!

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    What I bought that was useless: A book (still havent finished reading it, 2 years later). Also funky-looking expensive nursing tshirts.... leave them for home - the hospital wants you undressed and skin-to-skin. This time I'll bring button-up shirts instead of having to strip off singlets.

    What I totally forgot to pack: Socks, dressing gown, and heaps of maternity pads. Think I packed 2 packs of pads, but didnt realise I'd need more.... Also make-up (didn't think I'd need it, but we were interviewed by the paper and had our photos taken about 5 hours after birth, and I looked terrible!!)

    Awesome stuff I packed: Gatorade, gluten-free food to munch on whenever I was hungry, my own pillow, phone charger, camera, lip balm.

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    I am also having a mental block as to what to pack. And it is my first delivery here in Oz.

    Important to me would be :

    lip balm
    lipstick (dont want to look like a ghost!)
    hand cream (low fragrance)
    jojoba oil (massage/moisturising, low fragrance)
    nipple cream (Lansinoh)
    socks (I kept reading about this cos it can get cold)
    camera, SD card, batteries
    breast pump (if hosp's not enough to go around sharing)
    own pillows (all say hosp's really flat!)
    hoodie with zip in front for bfg (fashionable and yet easy)
    short-sleeved lycra thermal wear (easy to lift up and stay up while bfg)
    Nursing cover (in case I really need it)
    2 nursing bras (doubt I will put them on at hosp while establishing supply)
    loose PJ pants
    low loose undies
    bath towel (not sure if needed though)
    overnight pads (not using maternity ones for me)
    empty water bottle (easy to drink one-handed)
    lactation cookies (which I baked)
    fenugreek/blessed thistle supplements (in case I need)
    Iphone (with downloaded white noise for bub in case I need it)
    crocs sandals (easy to dry if I bathe with them on)
    DS1's photo
    DS1's present (which we have prepared for him when his baby bro arrives)

    Baby :

    Onsies (short-sleeved)
    One cardigan
    Two tights
    Love to dream swaddle
    syringe (not sure if provided, for giving colostrum)
    mittens
    socks
    beanie

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    Thanks heaps for this info! I have bee going nuts wondering what to pack myself LOL and the only person I know offline here in Australia who has given birth said her info was 8 years out of date!

    I have been wondering though, about the syringes... what? why? and how?

    We always used to just nurse the baby straight out so they got the colustrum and that also helped to bring the milk in faster.

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