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#1 *~Noonoo's~*

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:38 PM

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This is just a follow on of the baby hospital bag. I thought it may be helpful if we all contributed to a list that could help other mums when getting ready for that big day smile.gif

Just starting with a few things, some of which have been brought over from some of the ladies in the baby bag post. Such great ideas that I didn't have on my list eg Camera!

MUMMY'S HOSPITAL BAG ESSENTIALS :

- Camera
- Toiletries
- Slippers
- Thongs (good in the shower hygiene wise)
- Gown / robe
- Maternity pads
- Breast pads
- Granny panties (or disposable underwear)
- 3 (or so) pairs of PJs (breast feeding friendly if breast feeding)
- A few snacks for labour or afterwards


Feel free to please add to the list. There is always something we all forget so it's nice to see others ideas smile.gif
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:33 PM

Great idea!!

MUMMY'S HOSPITAL BAG ESSENTIALS :

- Camera (and charger)
- Toiletries
- Slippers
- Thongs (good in the shower hygiene wise)
- Gown / robe
- Maternity pads
- Breast pads
- Granny panties (or disposable underwear)
- 3 (or so) pairs of PJs (breast feeding friendly if breast feeding)
- A few snacks for labour or afterwards (I found a bag of lollies great)
- Nipple cream ph34r.gif
- Drink bottle (and make sure hubby fills it up before he leaves for the night)
- Phone (and charger)
- Change (we had a cafe in the hospital that sold yummy hot drinks, was handy to have spare change in my wallet for when I wanted to pop down and get a decent drink wink.gif)
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:26 PM

Great idea!

Comfy clothes for daytime when you have visitors - I had some tracksuits with loose waists, and some black smart trousers that are completely stretchy from Target (that have got me through 1.5 pregnancies and the year in the middle so far!)

Notebook and writing stuff - I hate not having anything to write something down on, and we liked to note who brought what gifts or flowers so we could do the thank-you cards later.

CDs/iPod if you want to listen to music during labour. I hadn't gotten around to packing my CDs but luckly our iPod was in the car.

SNACKS!! I'm normally a hungry person, so packed heaps for during labour. Ate some of them and then was told to stop when it looked like it might be heading towards surgery. NOTHING however prepared me for the BFing hunger when my milk came in, and I was very glad for the Up'N'Goes, apricot delight, muesli bars, and packets of dried fruit.

Medication, if you're on any. I'd forgotten to pack zantac, and was still getting awful reflux during labour that the hospital was very happy to provide me with that. I've just got my asthma meds down to 5 days worth of doses, so they're now bing packed in my hospital bag (a bit early at 22 weeks but hey!)

Oh, and I second the phone charger!

I'm lucky in that we live 7-minutes drive from our hospital so it's very easy to pop back and get things.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:20 PM

Can I add Ural to the list as well. The midwives would bring it to me if I asked, but it was easier to have my own there so I could add it to my water when I needed it.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:12 PM

Wet wipe style toilet paper.
Bottled sparkling and still water, I drink heaps usually and didn't want to wait for the midwives to bring me a new water jug (plus felt a bit bad wasting their time with a request like that).
Panadol for the dad or visitors...I found hospital sooo hot that my DH was headachey and dehydrated for a lot of our stay.
Hand cream and/or face spritz (again because it's so hot and dehydratey in those rooms).
Plastic bags for dirty washing and rubbish.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:11 PM

I second Piper on the adult wet wipes: those are essential for every toilet stop post birth for at least two weeks.

I also take my own stash of Panadol, Voltaren and Ural - yes, the midwives will get it for you but it's always comforting to have your own stash just in case people get busy and can't get your drugs when you want / need them wink.gif

Touch wood, my hospital stays post birth have always been quick so I don't take much else other than fresh pjs, an outfit to wear home, lots of black cotton underwear and my toiletries. Camera and phone are, of course, a given!!

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:48 PM

QUOTE(*MrsW* @ Aug 24 2012, 08:20 PM) View Post

Can I add Ural to the list as well. The midwives would bring it to me if I asked, but it was easier to have my own there so I could add it to my water when I needed it.

YES and then you have some at home too.

A pump bottle for water, awesome when you have stitches to squirt on yourself. I am sooooooo glad I read this before I had DS.
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