I was in 2 days prior to bubs birth then 3 days after. Hubby stayed the whole time also so we had a bag for me, a bag for him & our daughters nappy bag. Make sure u have change for tv, ipad/ipod. I laboured in a loose nightie, lots of undies and pads. The one thing that was a MUST for me was lip gloss. My lips were so dry and cracked. A packet of snakes as my sugar levels were low and plenty of water. Comfy clothes, toiletries, hairbands. Dummie for bub, onsies, nappies, wipes, wraps, mittens, bibs, beanie and singlets. There is alot to think about but im sure you will be fine. There is an app u can get which gives u tips, also i googled lol 😉
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24-08-2016 13:43 #11Senior Member
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25-08-2016 01:16 #12
25-08-2016 01:42 #13
I had a small carry on luggage type suitcase for me and packed bubs stuff in nappy bag. Put a change of clothes in for hubby.
My 'must haves' -
Big granny undies in a couple of sizes bigger (good post csection so they don't sit on wound)
big loose stretchy nightshirt/nighties - good for breastfeeding and you won't want anything clinging to you
nice smelling body wash (treat yourself to a new one)
snacks! I prepacked muesli bars, almonds, crackers, chocolate. Had my husband bring fruitsalad and sandwiches and ham/cheese rolls daily as ate like a horse!
a few breast pads though you won't need them til after milk comes in
i took in my own pillow - hospital pillows are plastic and not very comfy!
nappies/wipes (though hospital usually provide)
couple of wraps
25-08-2016 01:55 #14Senior Member
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Some hospitals will not supply dummies.. So best to bring one.. Just in case u need it.
25-08-2016 06:46 #15
25-08-2016 07:01 #16Senior Member
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Depends how long you stay. Mine was private hospital (and over the weekend) so I was in for 3 nights. My labour bag was separate to hospital bag. I did not have to pack too much for baby (hospital provided everything while in hospy).
My labours were fast so did not need snacks/drinks but I would suggest this (powerade is good) for longer labours. Labour bag was:
*2x undies (in case I needed it)
*Maternity pads (I double up the first day or two so I packed at least enough for 2 changes)
*Comfy clothes/pjs to change to
*Toiletries (I wanted my own shower gel/shampoo etc for after labour). My toiletry bag was then moved to hospital bag.
*Labour clothes were my pjs I was in when I was in labour lol. Wear loose and comfy.
*2 changes of pjs (in case of accidents)
*Loads of pads
*Comfy clothes that are easy to BF in (if you want to BF)
*Baby clothes in various sizes plus blanket for home.
I also brought dummy and shields (due to previous BF issues with DS).
01-09-2016 16:07 #17
I used nothing out of bub's bag, as she was in special care. Hosp provided everything. Then she was moved to another hosp and stayed overnight. I used her going home outfit and a nappy then.
In again a week later and same deal- didn't need to bring anything as hosp provided everything. I had her bunny in her crib though.
*Because of the heart monitor and drip, they kept her in only a nappy so no clothing needed
01-09-2016 16:25 #18
Thongs for the shower and socks as Hospital's can be quite cold.
01-09-2016 16:32 #19
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