Most important thing I had in my bag was lansinoh. That stuff saved me big time.
Some of these have been mentioned already but I'm still going to list my life savers
Lots of high waisted black undies
Lots of pads
Comfy high waist yoga pants (black)
Snacks (breastfeeding makes you so hungry!)
Small spray bottle filled with water
Thongs (for shower)
Eye mask (for sleeping in hospital).
Definitely recommend Ural as well. Take it before you think you need too. It takes a couple of hours to have full effect. The few times I forgot, I really regretted it and I didn't have bad tearing.
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Something I won't be packing this time or worrying about is the stress balls and iphone playlist! I never used either in my first labour.
But one thing I will be packing is a night light - I found I needed some lighting for the night time feeds but the only options were the tv (which was too far away to do much) or turn on the fluoros and I didn't want bub to wake up fully for a feed (not to mention it was a bit bright for my eyes!).
A copy of "Baby Love" by Robyn Barker. We had to look up medical emergencies like "hiccups" and "farting" in the early days when we weren't sure if baby was normal or suffering some terrible affliction. This book is great at pointing out what is normal - very reassuring!
Subbing... Better start packing soon.
Seriously awesome suggestions ladies! Can see a few things already that I never would have thought of! Keep 'em coming if you think of any more please
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Thanks ladies - I'll be starting to pack in a couple of weeks time so will be coming back here for reference then
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