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    Quote Originally Posted by HamsterHoney View Post
    Yeah, I'm also due with my first, and the hospital list says to take our own blankets.

    So, if I take my own - will that get to be baby's first blanket? Or will they still use a hospital one straight after the birth?

    I'm not likely to steal a blanket, either way,
    They'll use a hospital one while he's skin to skin but after that you can use your own. No sense getting your blanket covered in blood, vernix, meconium, wee straight off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoneandonlyem View Post
    You'd be surprised what people take home from hospitals... We no longer allow parents to leave the ward with their baby in the cot when they're being discharged because people take them home... Yes, they take the plastic cots AND the frame they're on home.
    You've got to be kidding me.

    A midwife came and helped me undress DD for her first bath the day after she was born and I guess she just took the little gown she had been wearing since birth. I wasn't really paying much attention but it never occurred to me to keep it.

    (Naaaawww those teeny tiny iddy biddy baby hospital gowns that tie up at the back! Soooo darn cute!)

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    Bubs is usually wrapped in the hospital's blanket at first after being dressed in our clothes, but then we would wrap in our wraps and use the hospital's blanket over the top if necessary...then put it in the laundry bags when we go. Our large regional public hospital ran out of towels and we were all asked to bring some in from home to use.

    Just going through the logistics of fitting in a bassinet on wheels. A car would have a driver, the mother and at least one other passenger being the baby. Doubt it would fit in the car - must go in the boot. Wonder if they measured it all out before having a go and stuffing it in!
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    I kept his stump for a while, I couldn't bring myself to toss it! Then when we were moving a couple months ago I found it and got a little grossed out and tossed it. Looking back I wish I'd kept, I'm pretty sure it's fairly common, I've heard of heaps of people doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    I kept his stump for a while, I couldn't bring myself to toss it! Then when we were moving a couple months ago I found it and got a little grossed out and tossed it. Looking back I wish I'd kept, I'm pretty sure it's fairly common, I've heard of heaps of people doing it.
    I have kept all 4 of our girls stumps, as well as the pregnancy tests from them

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    When we left the hospital our midwife packed our bag full of anything she could find we kept asking are you sure? But she just gave us heaps

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    I didnt take any home, apart from straight after birth we used blankets we brought from home.

    The midwife after I had DS2 did however shove a stack of blueies and a stack of the disposable wash cloths in my bag when I was getting ready to leave, she told me they'd come in handy.

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    Slight de-rail - my sister was breastfeeding my niece, the stump came off mid-way thru and she put it on the bedside table. The dog came in and ate it. Now that's gross!

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    The only thing I took was her name tag!
    It didn't even cross my mind to steal anything from a hospital, I would feel too guilty if I did

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    At the birth centre bub and I were wrapped in towels and a an adult sized blanket until we got out of the bath and back in our room. Hubby then wiped of DS2 and dressed him in our own clothes and wrapped him in our blanket. Same sort of deal for DS1. Never even saw a baby blanket TBH.

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