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Packing Your Hospital Bag

Discussion in '3rd Trimester' started by JennyCannes, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. JennyCannes

    JennyCannes Active Member

    Hi there wonderful moms and ladies! With the big day going nearer by the minute, it's probably time to start preparing your hospital bag, and other necessities that should be ready before your give birth.

    Here is my list of hospital bag must-haves:

    For the baby:

    Onesies
    Long-sleeved shirt
    Trousers
    Blanket
    Diapers
    Wipes
    Cotton pads
    Mittens and booties
    Beanie

    For you:

    Hand sanitizer
    Toiletries
    Towelletes
    Underwear
    Maternity pads
    Clothing
    Socks
    Breast pads
    Nursing bras
    Loose underwear/disposable knickers
    Snacks

    Got any to add to the list? Feel free to add yours :D
     
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  2. Honeylette

    Honeylette Active Member

    Don't forget these ;)!

    Slippers
    Camera + charger
    Baby car seat for going home
     
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  3. Princess

    Princess Active Member

    A pillow or two. My hubby brought me two pillows and they made me feel very much at home, and comfy as I wait for my discharge from the hospital. :)
     
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  4. Christie

    Christie Active Member


    I have to agree with the pillows. Hospitals and delivery centers often only provide 1 pillow per patient, so if you wish to add extra comfort and support, bringing the extra pillow is definitely a good idea.
     
  5. JennyCannes

    JennyCannes Active Member

    Wouldn't hurt to add healthy snacks and drinks! Hospital food aren't exactly the most appetizing and comforting to eat :p
     
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  6. JennyCannes

    JennyCannes Active Member

    Thanks for the suggestions :)

    Oh yes! We can't forget this one! :D
     
  7. MommyofTwo

    MommyofTwo Active Member

    I agree with this. Since we love food, we cannot forget to bring this, or maybe our husband will do some mini grocery while we are in the labor room. :)
     
  8. Solange Diaz

    Solange Diaz Active Member

    My number 1 recommendation after a CS - adult diapers. I couldn't bend down to pee or change pads down there for the first 2 days and there was so much blood that when i was wearing maternity pad, I had to change every 3 hours. The pain was too real. hahaha!
     
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  9. Gosh, I remember when I gave birth with my eldest, I brought adult diapers and it was such a lifesaver, no leaks even when I was lying the whole day, I had to change 3x a day and I just can't imagine the pain while bending to remove it.
     
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  10. Solange Diaz

    Solange Diaz Active Member

    I know, it's true. It was an absolute life hack. I recommend to all my preggy friends!
     
  11. I guess when you give birth through C Section this is really a must, I am not sure though if you give normally, is the blood amount the same?
     
  12. Dilly's Mom

    Dilly's Mom Active Member

    Hospital pillows suck. I say two votes for this suggestion! :)
     
  13. Dilly's Mom

    Dilly's Mom Active Member

    I think the bleeding is the same because that is your uterus shedding the now unnecessary lining. But there could be complications if there is a tear. I had a friend who had to use a catheter after delivery. :(
     
  14. HappyMum

    HappyMum Active Member

    If you are due in the cold months especially winter and early spring, don't forget your warm clothes for you and your baby! :)
     
  15. HappyMum

    HappyMum Active Member

    I can imagine the pain when you have to change pads that often. Adult diapers are real life savers!
     
  16. Leiah

    Leiah Active Member

    This is important for those due in the middle of winter. Babies can get hypothermic pretty quickly, even thick blankets won't be good enough for them.
     
  17. Princess

    Princess Active Member

    Very true. It's either they're too hard, too soft, or just plain uncomfortable. That, or I just complained a lot when I gave birth :D
     
  18. Christie

    Christie Active Member

    Lots of fruits and homemade meals are great too! :)
     
  19. Honeylette

    Honeylette Active Member

    Oh yeah, the pillows in the hospital were waterproof and very uncomfortable to use.
     
  20. MommyofTwo

    MommyofTwo Active Member

    I had catheter when I gave birth to my first child but the doctor didn't mentioned anything about a tear. Gosh, I got scared. What are catheters for? @Dilly's Mom I am beginning to panic. :(
     

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