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    Default Hospital bag - emergencies

    DD1 was sick last week, fine for a few days then Sunday night got ill again. I've realised I don't have an emergency bag if we had to rush to hospital.
    Just wondering do you have an emergency hospital bag? If so what's in it?

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    I have a basic one. 3 kids with asthma, we've often just woken at night to see breathing difficulties and rushed to emergency for admission.

    I have old clothes, just a clean set for me and each kid. Basic toiletries, wipes and nappies. I bought an extra phone charger to keep there because it always seems to happen when my phone is less than 10% and hubby at home worrying with the other two kids.

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    Oh and an empty water bottle. I can always fill it up from the sink but sometimes you can be in emergency for hours and it's horrible.

    Just thought of something I might add to mine, packet of muesli bars or something similar would be a good idea.

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    I had a bag packed for the first year or so of my DD's life! We were always heading to hospital.
    I had it in the car...
    Toiletries - deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste and some sample size cleanser /moisturizer.
    onsie for DD
    Dummies
    Change of clothes for both of us
    Few toys

    We were back and forth a lot. So i just updated and changed it. I also used to make sure i had formula and a bottle.

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    I don't have a specific hospital bag for kid emergencies but the times when I have had to rush down to the ED I've just taken my usual nappy bag and chucked in a few extra things like:
    - spare clothes
    - a baby blanket
    - a water bottle

    And that has pretty much seen us through. Things I wish I had taken are: phone charger, some sort of snack for myself and child (cant leave sickly child to find food in hosp), more entertainment options for child (hard to keep an active little one contained during prolonged hospital waits).

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    I have actually never thought to do something like that. I have my hand bag/nappy bag which always has change of clothes for kids and snacks and drink bottle never thought to do something for us though.

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    I don't have an emergency bag but something I have everywhere (car, all handbags, nappy bag, locker at work even dh ute) is sanitary products. I ALWAYS seem to need them when I've forgotten to pack some.

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    I don't have an emergency bag packed. I don't think I own enough clothes to keep a set permanently packed up just in case. When I had an unexpected hospital admission a few weeks ago dh came home and packed a bag and brought it back to me.

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    Default Hospital bag - emergencies

    Yes, before our daughter passed away, we were often taking ambulance trips to the RCH because of her asthma, and so I had a bag packed and stored it in the laundry.

    I had pjs for Sian, a change of clothes for me, a toiletry bag with toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, hairbrush, hair ties for Sian.

    It also had in it, spare change for the vending machines, her portable DVD player and charger, as well as some DVDs, nighttime pull-ups for her, green tea bags for me, some snacky food for me, sachets of her PKU formula. All I had to do as we left was throw in my phone charger.

    It's now been three and a half years since she grew her angel wings 👼🏼, and I still can't unpack our bag. It's still where it was the last time we needed it - on the laundry shelf 😢.

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