It's ok, we will go and get it this morning was just a downer coz I was stone sober and all ready to drive home lol. Ah well, I didn't let it spoil a great night.
How many wipes should I be packing in bubs hospital bag? The midwife at our birthing class said 2x80 packs, as we could go through the first pack in the first day due to meconium. Is 2 packs too many, would 1 be enough?
As for pads everyone is different I guess. I bought the libra maternity pads and went through not even 2 packs in 6 days but then I barely bled so again it would depend
Hi ladies - just jumping in quickly, I'm the same as FTM regarding the pads, I not went through 1 packet of maternity pads while in the hospital then when home changed over to normal pads as I'm not a big bleeder, I guess it all depends on how heavy you get periods? Mine are always light so I guess it's similar?
I only took one packet of wipes with me and the hospital supplied most of them... Which I wasn't expecting!
Happy birthday Channy, hope it was a special one!
Hi to everyone else!!! We are just off to the crown casino for a family dinner!
I was the same with DD Choccie. Used Maternity pads in the hospital then switched to normal ones once I got home. I actually found some of the night time pads were better than maternity, more comfortable but that might just have been me
I went through 1 x 80 pack of wipes in first 48 hours for that reason...copious meconium poo. So I am on 2nd pack of 80. But my hospital does not supply them.
And I stand by my position that 5 packs of Maternity pads is about right...however, I agree with the girls that post-partum bleeding is a variable experience. But you cannot really predict how heavily you will bleed afterwards; I never had heavy periods, but have bled alot since delivery...depends on your placenta, uterus, how well your uterus contracts down after birth, etc, etc.
So...I think the best option is to take a reasonable number of wipes and pads with you, and put the rest either in the boot of the car or by the front door at home...somewhere your husband (or partner) can grab more and bring them in for you as needed, without having the bother of having to go and buy more. Makes it easier for both of you.
I just finished feeding Lucy on the left, and while I was doing so, sprung a leak on the right...so big wet spot on my PJ top. I will pull out my breast pads this morning, and start using them today. So yet another "packet" of consumables to consider! But I don't think you need more than a medium handful of breast pads in the first few days. After that, depends on your milk supply.
What do others think of this approach?
Thanks for the tips ladies. I feel like I'm packing so much stuff, it feels like I'm going overboard. But there is nothing to say I can't just stash stuff in the car so it's easy to get if I need more. I have one box of breast pads packed.
J, I laughed a little about you springing a leak. No doubt that'll be me soon.
Last edited by Lil Smurfy; 09-06-2013 at 08:13.
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