I'm now 33 weeks and thinking I really need to have some stuff packed for the big day I've seen all the lists online and in my pregnancy record with suggestions of what to pack or me and for bub, but was wondering if there are any recommendations from mums who've done this dance before for things you will/won't pack in there this time around?
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20-05-2014 06:34 #1
What to pack in the hospital bag
20-05-2014 06:57 #2Senior Member
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Definitely lots of pairs of comfy BLACK knickers.
Slippers and socks and cardigans are a must - hospital air con can get really cold
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20-05-2014 07:04 #3
I second lots of black knickers.
Dry shampoo was a life saver for me.
20-05-2014 07:07 #4
Are you going public or private? How long are you expecting to stay in hospital?
I went private with DD (same again this time) and had a normal delivery and needed:
Maternity pads - pack plenty!
Black underwear - I bought those granny undies in case I had to have an emergency c/s but didn't use them, just used normal black ones
Comfortable pants, the type you'd sit around the house in - take a few pairs, you might bleed a fair bit and get leaks
2 pairs of PJs
Breastfeeding singlets or other BF-friendly tops
Going home outfit for bub (hospital provides clothes and nappies etc while in hospital)
I got friends/family to bring some snacks in when they visited as I was starving for those first few days.
My advice is to keep it comfy and simple.
20-05-2014 08:05 #5Senior Member
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Those flushable wipes
20-05-2014 08:12 #6
I was in hosp for a week when I had dd. I used constantly:
Breast feeding singlets
Cheap undies from k-mart- didn't care if I just tossed them instead of trying to "save" them
My ward was really hot because it was a small hospital and there were oldies in there too, they refused to turn the heat down, so shorts
Magazines/ good book
It is also super helpful if you can get your mum or partner to take your dirty washing each day and bring it back to you clean the next day.
20-05-2014 08:24 #7
Agree with the black undies and lots
New comfy pjs & slippers (always feels so nice after birth putting something new on)
Jelly beans (glucose ones only good beans )
Pen & paper
Socks ( I always get really cold feet in hospital)
20-05-2014 08:24 #8
Definitely snacks. Hospital food is awful!!! I also found the hospital rather cold so definitely recommend a jacket or gown, whichever is comfier. Other than that, all things comfy!!!! Oh and a book or tablet (something along those lines). My bubs spent most of their first few days doing nothing but mostly sleep and free to air tv is so dull. And don't forget your phone charger :P
20-05-2014 08:27 #9
Dh needed food and took it upon himself to go and have Fish and chips and a beer on the water while I was on labour! 1 hour later he wandered back in...will be taking him a snack box next time!
20-05-2014 08:51 #10
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