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    Hello ladies....so I think its prob still early but at what point is it a hood idea to pack the hospital bag....I know way earlier than my first I waited til totally last minute...
    But.how early is the norm for multiples anything different than for a singleton besides extra set of clothing for the extra baby LOL??
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    I started packing mine tonight. I figure that once I start having NST testing which will be next Tuesday I want to have my bag ready to go just in case!
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    I think any time after 28 weeks (just my opinion).

    I just gave birth 3 weeks ago and I can tell you I used almost nothing I packed. The only stuff I used was - one outfit for each of the boys, my shower stuff, one outfit for me, my camera, and my computer. I had a rough recovery though and spent most of it laying in bed hooked up to iv's.

    I finished packing my bag the day before I gave birth. I am kind of a procrastinator though.
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    This is a good question. Never packed a bag with DS1 cause I was having a home birth & this literally slipped my mind. MW's were not too thrilled when I had to be transferred due to PPH & I had nothing ready. So this time I'd like to be prepared if only to avoid having to use the random things DH threw in a bag for me...a nice tank top with lace, a pair of nice comfy pants but were pale, pale pink (threw them away), no socks (in the middle of a blizzard), no lotion (skin was so dry). He tried his very best.

    I'm thinking I'll get this done before 30 weeks.
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    Thanks ladies...I had thought that 28 weeks sounded good for some reason..I am already on bi weekly appts not counting appts with my mfm.
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    If 28 weeks is a good time, I am WAY behind! I'd better get on that. My question is, how many diapers should a person pack? Is it easier to just take a pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krista83 View Post
    If 28 weeks is a good time, I am WAY behind! I'd better get on that. My question is, how many diapers should a person pack? Is it easier to just take a pack.
    In the states they provide the diapers. The only things that I will take for the girls will be the coming home outfits, some nail clippers and mittens so they dont scratch their faces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krista83 View Post
    If 28 weeks is a good time, I am WAY behind! I'd better get on that. My question is, how many diapers should a person pack? Is it easier to just take a pack.
    In the states they do give us diapers but I can tell you as far as useage goes, my twins need their diaper changed at least every time they eat which is every 3 hours. That is a minimum of 16 diapers per day. With accidents and the like, I would assume to take at least 20 diapers per day.
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    In most hospitals here you have to provide everything...even pads and a sleeper for when they are first born. We get free health but nothing else is free!
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    now that the diapers are brought up.....what size do they need when they are first born....should i buy some preemie diapers or size 1.....i cant remember if their is a newborn size..lol.......i will prob just add a few diapers to the bag but not a whole pack.....ugh i feel so behind since i havent started getting anything...
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