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14/05/2014 at 16:40
Found this on mumsnet - It looks quite good! So thought I would share it... seeing as we often have these questions!
This is what a user's local hospital recommends!
For you:Maternity notes/birth planMat pads (thick ones) x2 packsOld/cheap/disposable knickers x5 pairsBreast padsNursing braDressing gownSlippersOld tshirt/nightie to give birth inToiletries, hairbrush, toothbrush/paste & makeupLip balm (lips can get dry with gas & air)Wet wipes (good for cooling down & freshening up)Spare socksFlannel or water spray (to cool you down during labour)Plain massage oiliPod or similarEnergy sweets/drinks (to keep blood glucose up during labour)Spare set of clothesHair bandsSnacks
For birth partner:CameraMobile phone with all the essential contactsSpare change for car park Snacks
For baby:3-4 baby grows3-4 vestsHatMuslin squaresPack of nappiesCotton woolClothes to go homeCar seat
14/05/2014 at 16:52
Not too bad a list ...energy drinks were fab! Also recommend a few straw a, as you end up in some funny positions during labour that can make it hard to drink otherwise. Also a pack of the premixed individual bottles complete with teats if you're planning to bottle feed, as most hospitals no longer supply milk and although there is usually sterilising facilities etc it saves faffing with taking bottles, formula etc!
14/05/2014 at 16:55
Oh good plan :)..! Thanks
14/05/2014 at 17:12
That list looks quite accurate. Although the spare change for the car park is slightly more than spare change (we were in for less than 12 hours & it was £15 or something!!). I found the sports drinks helpful (i used the still lucozade lemon & lime flavour) especially as the sports lids are so easy to drink out of & definitely include chocolate!! & things for a shower
14/05/2014 at 17:31
We also have a fabulous hospital bag list on The Mumdrum, put together by BT members
14/05/2014 at 17:41
I have just found it Sarah :) Thank you.. Never really looked around on the site before.. Also printed this list off for my info :)
14/05/2014 at 18:04
Just a note on milk in hospital, our one discourages the ready made cartons/bottles as if you're formula feeding they want to see you make one up from scratch to check you're able & doing it correctly. Might be worth checking with your midwife what the policy is as it seems to be different everywhere.
14/05/2014 at 18:05
Do they provide you with milk then? It's so confusing and I am no where near needing to think about all this stuff lol..!
14/05/2014 at 18:22
Definitely lip balm! I only used gas and air towards the end but my lips felt awful!
I'd also recommend packing your bag with your partner so he knows where thing are. Everytime I needs something from my bag I had to give H clear instructions about where in the bag it was which started to get really annoying!
14/05/2014 at 18:28
Haha flossy can imagine that would get quite frustrating.. So a very good tip!
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14/05/2014 at 19:29
Oh good idea with the trousers and pants :)! Yeah I wouldnt pack a dressing gown I get hot and stuffy now nevermind in hospitals!
Will stock up on £1 coins haha!
14/05/2014 at 22:07
Agree with the straw thing, I had a c section and it meant I didn't have to bend too much to drink whilst immobile. Would add flip flops for the shower (can be disgusting) and big high waisted knickers- again in case of c section they then don't rub on the wound. I took in the disposable pre made bottles, lucky I did as my hospital have done away with all sterilising facilities, I only discovered that when I was an inpatient!
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