(Closed) Packing the Hospital Bag

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You dont need a diaper bag, you’re going from the hospital to your home. You do need differenf size outfits in case they don’t fit. Hat and booties for the baby, our hospital gave her a little hat but I liked putting her in her own. For yourself pjs, a lot of underwear! Socks, Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deoderant, mini shampoo, something to wear home (comfy clothes), for dh pjs, change of clothes, underwear, toothbrush, deodorant.  I also brought lotion and hair products. But I have super curly hair have to keep it in check! Lol  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Giant underwear that come up high over the belly… I had planned granny panties for the giant pad, but ended up needing a c-section and the panty’s elastic rubbed on my incision. Had to send my mom buy me giant granny underwear in a hurry.

For your husband, apart from regular hygiene things, I would recommend food. The hospital would send food to my room only for me and it took a long time for him to get food that didn’t taste good, and he didn’t want to leave us… So plenty of snacks for him. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Camera & charger, phone & charger, cotton wool, snacks, maternity pads, disposable knickers, birthing music if you plan to use it, birth plan & notes, baby clothes, baby car seat, clothes for yourself, hmm..I’m sure there’s more but this is just a few things I thought of!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Comfy yoga pants and slippers!  I didn’t have clothes for the baby- she usually stayed in the shirt and swaddle blanket.  For the next one- I will def. bring cuter clothes!  I wish I would have thought of clothes for her to pack as well!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I took, some comfy pants, n a loose fitting shirt, LOTS of panties, bra, socks, i took slippers, toothpaste, toothbrush, hair brush, shampoo, camera/ charger, phone/phone charger, snacks, outfit for the baby, baby blanket, recieving blankets.. I also enjoyed having my ipod there to listen to music, the baby loved it too =D My Fi didnt have a bag, he just went home n came back to the hospital every day with our other daughter. But withour first one he braught an extra change of cloths, toothbrush, shampoo..he didnt bring much ;p

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I haven’t had kids yet, but I’m the oldest of 8 and sat in the birthing room for my godnephew when he was born.  Bring a robe to wear over your gown.  Both my mom and my friend felt WAY more comfortable having people come in the room to see the baby when they had a robe.  My friend also grabbed a couple of her DH’s oversized T-shirts and wore those in the bathtub/Jacuzzi thing the room had for some more coverage.  WARM socks (the floors are ALWAYS cold!), snacks for your room (my mom’s favorite was chocolate chip muffins to have the next morning). A journal/notebook to write down who was there, what you remember, etc (it’s hard to do, but delegate it to someone who does it well.  My friend asked me to and she loves looking back to see the notes I scribbled down.)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Bring your own pillow and blanket.  I personally like my own stuff just to get comfy.  For my sister we made her hospital gowns(you can buy them online too).  They were cuter than the hospital stuff and had velcro on the shoulders so that she could nurse easily.  I plan to borrow hers when I go.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

@PrncssDva:  Please do not go to this extreme, but this is an AMAZING over the top nutso blog. This woman packed a tarp to put under the inflatable mattress for her husband. Simply amazing and pretentious. Unless you’re into it 🙂

 

http://prebabyblog.com/2012/01/hospital-bags/

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@PrncssDva:  It cracks me up that you’re wondering about the TARP but not the inflatable mattress, lol.

Because she didn’t want him to have to sleep on the “nasty pull out couch”.  

By the time my husband slept, he was so tired, he couldn’t have cared where he was sleeping, and our nurses at least did their best to make him comfortable.

I do second (or third, or whatever) the snacks for your Darling Husband.  I didn’t want mine to leave, and really, he didn’t want to either.  The nurse practically kicked him out to grab coffee from right down the hall.  The hospital will feed you, but he needs to eat too, you know?

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@PrncssDva:  This is kind of embarassing to admit, but, riiiight before I had Lexi I heard on the radio that it was Oreo’s birthday.  You know, the cookie?  So I wanted an oreo shake to celebrate, but then I got admitted, and I didn’t get to have one.  I cried like a baby when the day was over, because I had missed it, and at that point I was well into my labor and they wouldn’t even let me have water.

After Lexi was born, Darling Husband kept trying to leave and I didn’t want him to go, and didn’t want him to go, and finally he was like “Do you want your damn milkshake or not?”

Oops.  

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