(Closed) How far before birth did you…..

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Washed clothes about 1 month before…  just bc i had some spare time.

installed carseat at the hospital after baby was born.  I labored in the back seat on the way to the hospital so no room for me + carseat back there.  Plus its easy to install… takes 2 minutes.

You wont need to pack a diaper bag for the birth.  I threw one together before baby’s first dr visit.

DH packed my bag while i was laboring… it gave him something to do!  But i wrote out my list of things to pack a couple weeks before.  I only used about 1/4 of the items we packed.

Post # 18
702 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think I had everything ready by 35 or 36 weeks. But I still tinker with it a little bit. For example, I’ve changed my mind about baby’s going home outfit like 3 times. Then I found out our hospital will take a few professional newborn pics before discharge so I threw in a few cute props that I’m hoping to use. Then I found a cute sleep shirt so I swapped out what I’m going to wear at the hospital, etc. I’ve been on maternity leave for over 2 weeks now and getting a little bored waiting for this kid to come. =P

Post # 19
3441 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The earlier the better so you don’t stress. I left work a month before the baby was born so I got her nursery ready then. I didn’t pack my bag or install the car seat until my contractions already started, not that I recommend that lol

Post # 20
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@BlueEyes222: every hospital is different in what they supply after the baby arrives.  So some places you may need a few more things.  however I packed my diaper bad at about 34 weeks.  Not because I needed the supplies for the hospital but because I wanted it ready before baby arrived.   That way when we had our first outing I knew I had everything I needed instead of trying to get my sleep deprived brain to handle remembering everything I needed and take care of my baby.

Post # 21
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@ScottishMrs:  sorry it took me so long to respond. I’ve been home resting for three days and haven’t been on WB. Here’s my list if it will paste in but if not you can find it on our December Babies 2013 board.

Hospital Bag Checklist


One Month Before Due Date:

□       Install car seat

□       Fill out hospital forms

□       Find out what hospital provides for you

□       Wash all baby clothes and yours and dad’s in baby safe detergent

□       Make sure labor shirt is short sleeve for IVs and blood pressure cuff

□       Boppy pillow


Mommy Bag:

□       Gownie for labor

□       Socks (thick fuzzy)

□       Slippers

□       Nursing bras (2 or 3)

□       Nursing tank tops (2 or 3)

□       Nursing pads (Hospital Provides)

□      Bathrobe (1)

□       Going home outfit (Black Leggings, socks, Sweater, white nursing tank, riding boots OR Grey Maxi Skirt and Black long sleeve maternity t-shirt with UGGs)

□       Yoga pants (1 or 2)

□       Relaxed pants (2) Old Navy (Black and Navy)

□       PJ set (2)Victoria’s Secret Navy button-up set & CR black button-up set

□       Indian Wrap Sweater

□       Loose Sweatshirt

□       Toiletries

  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste (Hotel or travel size)
  • Mouthwash (Hotel or travel size)
  • Face wash (Hotel or travel size)
  • Soap (Hotel or travel size)
  • Shampoo & Conditioner (Hotel or travel size)
  • Brush
  • Body Lotion (Hotel or travel size)
  • Deodorant
  • Hair serum (Hotel or travel size)
  • Makeup
  • Glasses
  • ColoredWashrags
  • Chapstick
  • Hair ties and head bands

□       Nursing cover (bebe au lait)

□       Crocs

□       Belly Bandit

□       Pillow in a colored pillow case

□       Cell Phone and Charger


Daddy Bag:

□       Shirts

□       Jeans

□       Sleep wear

□       Toiletries

□       Pillow in a colored case & Blankets

□       Cell phones and chargers

□       Dark Towels (3)


Baby Bag:

□       Socks (lots of these)

□       Hat / caps (2-3)

□       Sleeper / swaddle sack (3-4)

□       Receiving blankets (2-3)

□       Burp clothes (5-6)

□       Long sleeve onesies (2-4)

□       NB diapers (Hospital Provides)

□       Travel size wipes

□       Pacifier (3)

□       Scratch mittens (1-2 sets)

□       Baby book (Dr. Seuss ABC for visitors to sign and foot prints)

□       Going home outfit (Footed onesie and Navy Blue bear suit)


Diaper Bag:

□       Folder for new paperwork

□       Hospital paperwork

□       Pediatrician information

□       Insurance card

□       Camera

□       Camcorder

□       iPad

□       Pen and notepad


Other Bag:

□       Snacks for after labor

□       Roll of toilet paper

□       Change for Vending machines

□       Thank You cards to write with gifts coming in


Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/december-2013-babies-part-5its-the-final-count-down#ixzz2kArKtcU1

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