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    for my first i was only in hosp for 3 nights and i over packed.
    i havent packed yet but will get a list going soon so if i go early DH can grab things for me if anything is forgotten.
    This is most likley what i'll pack this time:
    My Bag:
    Toiletries - hairbrush/comb, foundation, soap, moisturiser, deoderant, shampoo and conditioner, bobby pins and hair ties, Maternity pad's x 2 pks.
    Nice comfy long pj's as i get cold in hosp even during summer.
    slippers or thongs
    2 x feeding singlets or button up shirts
    2 x day outfits (last time i stayed in pj's a fair bit)
    I wouldnt bother with bra's
    Lots of big black undies! i'm bringing a whole new pack of 10
    a pair of socks
    Lollies and snacks, drink bottle.
    phone and charger, camera and charger

    For baby:
    1 pack Wipes
    Cotton buds, cotton wool, flannel, shampoo, comb.
    4 x onesies
    4 x singlets
    4 x long sleve onesies to go under onesies for extra layer
    2 x small hats
    mittens
    recieving blanket
    wrap
    warm blanket

    Im at a public hospital and they supply nappies, baby wraps, a dressing gown and maternity pads but last time i found they didnt supply enough maternity pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmberDawnWhite View Post

    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.
    My DD didn't latch on properly until about 12 hours after she was born so in that time the midwives helped me express colostrum and gave it to her in a syringe.

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    I haven't packed yet, but reading some of the lists in magazines, books etc, the one that stood out is loose change (coin). Used for chip or drink machines, parking meters for family and friends if they forget their change.

    I needed change when I went to visit a friend and her husband had a bag of coiins for parking and met me out the front. Very handy.

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    Dont forget soft loo paper, a massive blessing after stitches were needed after having bubs! Hospital paper is quite rough. Even tho you are having c section everything down there is so sensitive!


 

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