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alyxmegan 04-24-2013 09:31 AM

Hospital bag
 
What do you pack?
For Ivan:
5 onesies
3 sleepers with scratch mittens
3 tank tops
Socks
5 prefolds
Snappi
3 covers
3 flats
And once my THX aio come in I'll pack 5 of those
2 hats
Receiving blanket
Cloth wipes/solution
Coconut oil

For me:
My baby k'tan
Some comfy pants
Tank tops
Nursing bras
My slipper socks
Tooth brush/ tooth paste
Coconut oil
My nook
My hypnobabies bag
Healthy snacks
Some comfy panties
Nursing pads
And witch hazel cloths for healing

Am I missing anything???

Mrs.Adams 04-24-2013 08:01 PM

Re: Hospital bag
 
SOmething for your lips... You'll need it...

Zipfelmuetze 04-24-2013 09:04 PM

Re: Hospital bag
 
I think I'm going to bring more diapers. I have no idea how much newborns go right after delivery, but in the event that I need an emergency C-Section (I'd stay 6 days), it seems like you'd want your entire diaper stash. I would have to send DH home to do laundry. Anyone have experience with this?

Pixi6s 04-25-2013 07:20 AM

Re: Hospital bag
 
in my experience newborns go through less diapers. Colostrum doesn't make much pee.

If you end up staying 6 days I would think they would be time for your husband to go home and get more... :)

It looks like a lot more than I would pack but I will only be there about 12 to 24 hrs at the most. Honestly I didn't even take a shower after my son was born I just wanted out (I was there ~noon to noon). I would pack more snacks and personally chocolate. It took them FOREVER to bring me food after my son was born. Since we were transferred from the birth center to the hospital we didn't have anything with us, not even a camera (DH took phone pics). So for #2 I will also back a small bag that has essentials that will be glued to DH in case we are transferred again.

alyxmegan 04-25-2013 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Mrs.Adams
SOmething for your lips... You'll need it...

I use the coconut oil for my lips :)

Mom2Connor 04-25-2013 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Zipfelmuetze
I think I'm going to bring more diapers. I have no idea how much newborns go right after delivery, but in the event that I need an emergency C-Section (I'd stay 6 days), it seems like you'd want your entire diaper stash. I would have to send DH home to do laundry. Anyone have experience with this?

I have had two emergency c/s and both were only 4 days. Both were afternoon of day one and released lunch to dinnertime day 4. A fri - mon stay and then a sun - wed stay. Why do you think you would need to stay for 6 days?

mrspopo 04-25-2013 12:21 PM

Re: Hospital bag
 
For DD we were barely in there 24 hours and most of the stuff I packed I never needed. It was also so full that I didn't bother digging around much in there. I don't want anything more than I'll need.

So this time it's a change of clothes, toothbrush, camera & charger, cell phone, a baby outfit, a dozen dipes (although I'm tempted to bring more), and a couple of other odds and ends.

I wanted to bring a pillow with me since I have distinct memories of the awful smelling linens during labor... maybe just a pillowcase. I also went through a lot of gum because my mouth tasted awful. Lip balm was necessary. A pen and the baby book is coming... we had so much fun filling that out in the hospital with DD. I think that's it.

DD had 6 poopy diapers the first day plus some wet ones, and even more the next day. I'm thinking of bringing at least a dozen AIOs and some more prefolds as a backup.

simplyleah87 04-25-2013 01:12 PM

Where do you find witch hazel pads? Do they help?

BESMama 04-25-2013 01:13 PM

Re: Hospital bag
 
Hairbrush/hair ties?

Pixi6s 04-25-2013 01:20 PM

Re: Hospital bag
 
The hospital bag thing kinda erks me. The midwives suggested to bring all these things and then when we came in with a small suitcase full of stuff I felt like they laughed at us. But I only brought what they suggested -- which included a fair amt of food. They had a full kitchen for us to cook in case of long labor (stuff like peanut butter and jelly, pasta, juice, snacks) course we didn't eat any of it. Though had we birthed in the birth center we would have eaten some of it afterwards.

alyxmegan 04-25-2013 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by simplyleah87
Where do you find witch hazel pads? Do they help?

I'm going to make my own. I've heard that really help sooth the pain and speed up healing :)

simplyleah87 04-25-2013 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by alyxmegan

I'm going to make my own. I've heard that really help sooth the pain and speed up healing :)

Do you just pour it on a pad?

amf78 04-25-2013 04:06 PM

Re: Hospital bag
 
These are the things I used at the hospital:

Socks for me
Nursing bra
Clothes to go home in for me and the baby
Camera
Contact stuff and my toothbrush

That's it. I wore the hospital gown the whole time I was there. I also used the baby clothes, blankets & diapers provided by the hospital. Next time I will probably bring diapers for baby. I brought a bunch of stuff but never used it :giggle:.

amf78 04-25-2013 04:08 PM

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Also, the mesh underpants the hospital gives you after delivery are awesome. I loved them for keeping the GIANT pads & ice packs in place after delivery. Plus, I didn't care if they got ruined. I stuffed extra pairs in my bag and brought them home and wore them for the first few days at least.

firststella 04-25-2013 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amf78
These are the things I used at the hospital:

Socks for me
Nursing bra
Clothes to go home in for me and the baby
Camera
Contact stuff and my toothbrush

That's it. I wore the hospital gown the whole time I was there. I also used the baby clothes, blankets & diapers provided by the hospital. Next time I will probably bring diapers for baby. I brought a bunch of stuff but never used it :giggle:.

That's exactly I used for my first two hosp stays, plus cream, deodorant, slippers
and my own shampoo. I took too much the first time (googled "hospital bag" and took everything or almost that was son the list!).
I'm due in a week and packed exactly the same list and added two crossover onesies for the LO, and one bottle of Perrier sparkling water (yes, I'm French LOL)
The nice cloth diapers will be used once at home.

firststella 04-25-2013 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by simplyleah87

Do you just pour it on a pad?

You can buy witch hazel wet pads at your pharmacy (maybe u need a prescription, I don't remember) and you lay them on your pad. They're awesome! Relieves pain and accelerates healing. There's also a healing spray that I don't remember the name... I'll look for it.

alyxmegan 04-25-2013 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by simplyleah87

Do you just pour it on a pad?

http://intheknowmom.net/diy-padsicle...stpartum-item/
Here is the "recipe" :p

SweetMama34 04-25-2013 04:59 PM

Re: Hospital bag
 
Some things in my doula bag that can be helpful: peppermint essential oil (helps ease nausea), rice sock for warm compress on the back, massage roller ball, chapstick, gum, suckers, honey sticks.

alyxmegan 04-25-2013 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SweetMama34
Some things in my doula bag that can be helpful: peppermint essential oil (helps ease nausea), rice sock for warm compress on the back, massage roller ball, chapstick, gum, suckers, honey sticks.

Oh thanks!!!!

lizgrace07 04-25-2013 08:58 PM

Re: Hospital bag
 
-Going home clothes for me
-Minimal toiletries and makeup
-Camera and charger
-Phone and charger
-Snacks and juice for while in labor
-Change of clothes and swim suit for DH
-Going home clothes for baby
-4 diapers for baby
-Car seat, of course
-1 baby blanket incase it's cool out
-Either my oldest crappiest underwear or some depends... leaning towards depends this time since that's baically what they gave us to use at the birth center and it was great.

That's it! The first and second time I packed a whole lot of stuff that was totally unnecessary.

Fishie Kisses 04-25-2013 09:02 PM

Re: Hospital bag
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alyxmegan (Post 16534070)

I made something very similar and poured it on my cloth pads and froze them before I had DS3. It was the best thing I ever did!!

MommaLEB 04-25-2013 09:04 PM

Re: Hospital bag
 
I have my paperwork, of course, pjs, a nursing top, slipper socks, a book, a movie, some homework, chapstick, toiletries, a going home outfit for baby, my boppy, and I think that's it. We also packed DD a bag for wherever she goes with some toys and pjs and her new big sister shirt.

Oh, and snacks. More things I forgot: phone charger, zofran.

lynn97 04-25-2013 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by simplyleah87
Where do you find witch hazel pads? Do they help?

Tuck's Pads are witch hazel pads too. They helped me more for hemorrhoids than anything else.

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lynn97 04-25-2013 11:08 PM

I'm going minimalist after taking toms of stuff for DS's birth. I'll bring nursing bras, Soothies, clothes for baby and I to come home in, CDs for bringing baby home, my own toiletries, camera, cell charger and my iPad. That is about it. I wear the hospital gowns and use their stuff while I'm there.

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lynn97 04-25-2013 11:09 PM

Oh, and I definitely will have lip balm. I always have lip balm though.

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danigrace05 04-25-2013 11:39 PM

I always forget ponytail holders.

simplyleah87 04-26-2013 06:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alyxmegan

Thanks!

alyxmegan 04-26-2013 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danigrace05
I always forget ponytail holders.

I don't have to worry about that! My hair is very short! :p


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