(Closed) Your Hospital Bag

posted 11 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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374 posts
Helper bee

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
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Bumble bee

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 # 20
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429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

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
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374 posts
Helper bee

I LOVE my Snuggie!  It’s perfect for the hospital, too.  I’ve had patients bring their’s.  Fab idea!  🙂

Post # 22
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2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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 # 24
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Sugar bee

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!

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