Post # 17
I second watching what chairs you sit on! Mr. Bee is SO right!
I work on a Medical PCU floor and the “guest” chairs are also used for patients. They often times use them to sit at the sink and sponge down. I’m usually pretty stringent with sanitizing them between uses but I’m 100% positive that not everyone is as attentive as I am with it. I have OFTEN times scrubbed skidmarks from the vinyl. :/ DON’T set your belongings on any surface without wiping it down with sanitizer, which is ALWAYS hanging on the wall in your room. Also, never never never place anything other than shoes on the hospital floor. You don’t want to know what is on the bottom of our shoes. Ew ew ew.
Needless to say, when I come home from work, I leave my shoes on the front porch. Even with daily cleaning, hospitals are yucky!
Post # 18
I brought a robe to the hospital. It was just a plain plush robe – not a really nice one and I knew it would get dirty/stained/whatever, but it was nice to feel “presentable” when guests came and wanted to take pictures. A blanket or throw around your shoulders will do the same thing.
I made sure that ANYTHING I brought was replaceable (socks, clothing, nighgowns, slippers, etc.) so that if I ended up having to throw it out, I wouldn’t be upset.
Post # 19
Ok, I know not everyone is a fan…but what about the Snuggie?? It’s my favorite present ever, I love that thing! Better than a robe?
Post # 20
Yes, totally bring your Snuggie! In my experience, it was difficult to move around or reposition in bed the first couple days, so having a “robe” you’re not sitting on or bunching underneath you would be great.
Post # 21
I LOVE my Snuggie! It’s perfect for the hospital, too. I’ve had patients bring their’s. Fab idea! 🙂
Post # 22
This is a great post. I will be sure to revisit this post again once we are closer. Thanks Mighty for starting it and thanks Ladies for your valuable input!
Post # 23
OK so today I packed BabyMighty’s bag and it currently has:
- Three newborn size diapers
- A foldable changing mat
- A&D Ointment
- Talc-free baby powder
- Baby lotion
- Baby wipes
- Thermal receiving blanket
- Flannel receiving blanket
- Fleece blanket for tucking her into her carseat
- A burp cloth
- (Looking for a going home outfit to add tomorrow!)
And that’s it! It’s not a big bag at all, it’s more like purse size. One thing down, a million more to go!
Post # 24
I don’t think you need diapers/ointments/powders/lotions/wipes/burp cloths… basically anything related to taking care of a baby, they should have there and will give you for free!
That said, it’s probably better to be safe than sorry!
Post # 25
Yeah MrBee I plan on bringing a separate tote bag/mini-suitcase for all the freebies the hospital will give to us. I don’t want to have to sort them all before we leave, and I’m just too OCD to stuff them all in a huge bag and then try to root for it the first time I need to change DD. I’m more of a “plan” type person, so at least my bag is organized the way I want it to be, I know where and what everything is, and I’ll be ready to change her diaper if I need to (although I hope she makes it all the way home to be honest). I have some stuff in there that I KNOW I won’t need yet, but I couldn’t resist putting it in there anyway to make sure it would fit later (like Orajel). I know it’s irrational. But it made me feel better. 😉