We kept the hospital tags and cot tag but nothing else. It didn't even cross my mind to take the blanket, gown or beanie. They were all the first things he wore but I didn't want anything that signified the time I missed. As soon as I came up from recovery he was dressed in the onesie and blanket I had packed for him.
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30-10-2014 20:26 #61
13-12-2014 07:01 #62
I had to find this thread to add to it. We had someone recently who stayed on our ward "rooming in" with their baby as baby had been in special care nursery.
- Baby blankets, as well as all the other linen in the room (sheets, pillowcases, towels, blankets)
- All the tea, coffee, sugar/sweetener sachets
- 2 water jugs (one for hot water, one for cold)
- 2 glasses and 2 mugs
- all 3 boxes of gloves kept in the room
- the half used bottle of alcoholic hand gel from the wall
I can't remember what/if they took anything else, but basically if it wasn't bolted down then they took it! Crazy.
13-12-2014 07:16 #63
13-12-2014 07:38 #64
13-12-2014 07:42 #65
Some people have no shame, clearly. I would be too embarrassed. Even if I never saw any of the people from the hospital ever again, I couldn't stand people remembering me as the one who stole everything that wasn't bolted down!
13-12-2014 07:53 #66
Omg! Perhaps they were really poor?
My hospital provided nothing for baby, we had to provide our own wraps, blankets, clothes, nappies, wipes, etc...
But the midwife who took me from birth suite up to my room had me bring my pillow with me from birth suite. She told me there were no spare pillows in the ward at all, and I couldn't figure out why on earth there'd be a shortage of pillows. Sure enough, when I got to ward, the bed was all made with towels and everything, but no pillow at all.
It all makes sense now! People must steal them from the hospital! I can't figure out why though, the pillow was useless, I had my dh bring mine in from home.
13-12-2014 08:19 #67
A friend of mine is a midwife in a low income area and she told me she has found mums putting things into the middle of the bed and the pulling the sheets off to wrap it all up and then putting it in their bags.
13-12-2014 08:43 #68Senior Member
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13-12-2014 08:47 #69
Yes I took the baby blanket from my private hospital. They were happy to give it to me too 😊
13-12-2014 08:51 #70
I've never heard of people taking those blankets and to be honest after having four babies at three different hospitals, it didn't occur to me to take one either.
The only thing I took home was the baby.
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