It never occurred to me to take it, we had so many wraps/blankets, I probably thought we didn't need it (it was a purple waffle blanket). But now that the thought has been put in my head that it was special because it was the first thing he was wrapped in, I wish I had!
Does the hospital even care if you take it? Especially if you've gone private? We paid so much over here in the UK to go privately that I would think the blanket is included!
Eta: just saw theoneandonly's comments.
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30-10-2014 16:53 #31
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30-10-2014 17:07 #32
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30-10-2014 17:12 #33
The thing people are given from
SCN and NICU are all designed to be single use items. They're not designed to be reused on other people. People take weird things home from there though. I've seen people take cpap masks, cardiac monitoring chest leads, phototherapy goggles, cord clamps with the stub of cord still attached (gross), BP cuffs etc. I'm sure they all get home find everything 2 months later and wonder why they kept it all haha. Some of it for sure you'd want to keep, but some people will take anything if it touched their baby.
(Mum kept my hip splint for close to 30yrs. Impressive but gross because the plastic had deteriorated and was all sticky and gross)
30-10-2014 17:14 #34
The hospital dressed DD in a little hospital t shirt, a beanie & wrapped her in a blanket when she was born. Once we got back to the ward I changed her into the onesie & blanket I had brought for her and popped the hospital stuff back on the little shelf under the cot & left them there. Never once occurred to me to take anything home. I even left the dummy they gave her, and they probably just tossed that out!
I probably would have liked to have kept that little beanie but I thought they would want it back & didn't want to steal it!
30-10-2014 17:15 #35
30-10-2014 17:21 #36
Ahhh no, but only preg with our first now....random things people do. I can understand the attachment to first blanket.
I'm really glad I read this post today, now I'll organise my own special one for him to use as his first. Yes. 😊😊
30-10-2014 17:26 #37Junior Member
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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,
30-10-2014 17:31 #38
No we didn't take blankets or anything. With DD they supplied cloth nappies which obviously stayed there, but other than that we provided everything and took it home.
The only thing I have is their name tags and knitted beanies.
and I'm still at people stealing the cots.
30-10-2014 17:32 #39Senior Member
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ETA: Ok, so I just read that Hilary Duff kept her baby's stump in a zip-lock bag in the back of her make-up drawer. Maybe it's more common than I thought
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30-10-2014 17:37 #40
Yes. Well I didn't take it, DH did. The thought hadn't occurred to me to be honest.
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