Hospital bag list (XP from Oct)

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Hospital bag list (XP from Oct)

Figured I'd ask here too since most of you have done this recently Biggrin

Here's my list:

For Rebecca:
3 nursing gowns
robe
1 comfortable outfit- yoga pants, top, jacket
6 underwear
2 comfortable bras
2 socks
bedroom slippers
flip-flops
toiletries- shampoo, conditioner, body wash, shaving cream, razor, face wash, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, contact solution, contact case, glasses, mouth wash, chap stick
make-up bag- foundation, mascara, hair ties, bobby pins, brush
cell phone
cell phone charger
IPad
IPad charger
laptop
laptop charger
camera
camera charger
nursing pads
pads

For Owen:
4 outfits (sleeper, gown, etc)
1 coming home outfit
pacifiers
2 swaddle blankets
1 pack of wipes
(I'm pretty sure they'll provide diapers at the hospital, so I'll use their while we're there)
(car seat and base- already installed in truck)

What am I forgetting? What do I have that I don't need? I feel like my list is super long :confused: Thanks ladies! Congrats on all the beautiful new babies!!

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Pillow if you want your own and maybe a receiving blanket for baby to use on the way home if needed.

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My hospital provided quite a bit, and I didn't mind lounging around in the hospital gown for the first couple days. I am going to bold the stuff on your list I think is more important.. and put my notes/comments in italics.

"rbrooks14332" wrote:

Figured I'd ask here too since most of you have done this recently Biggrin

Here's my list:

For Rebecca:
3 nursing gowns
robe
1 comfortable outfit- yoga pants, top, jacket- for going home
6 underwear- they provide mesh panties- why get your own undies messy?
2 comfortable bras
2 socks
bedroom slippers
flip-flops
toiletries- shampoo, conditioner, body wash, shaving cream, razor, face wash, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, contact solution, contact case, glasses, mouth wash, chap stick
make-up bag- foundation, mascara, hair ties, bobby pins, brush- only if you feel like putting on makeup! For some people it makes them feel human, for others it feels like a hassle!
cell phone
cell phone charger
IPad- I don't have one- what would you use this for?
IPad charger
laptop
laptop charger
camera
camera charger
nursing pads
pads- They should have pads there! Save yours for when you get home.

For Owen:
4 outfits (sleeper, gown, etc)- Optional- The nurses need to be able to assess him regularly, so I just stuck with the side-snap shirt and diaper that they provided.
1 coming home outfit
pacifiers- They probably have them there- my hospital does.
2 swaddle blankets- Optional, but not a bad idea.
1 pack of wipes- My hospital provided washcloths to use while we were there.
(I'm pretty sure they'll provide diapers at the hospital, so I'll use their while we're there)
(car seat and base- already installed in truck)

What am I forgetting? What do I have that I don't need? I feel like my list is super long :confused: Thanks ladies! Congrats on all the beautiful new babies!!

Don't forget stuff (clothes, toiletries, etc) for your DH/SO if he will be there.

I also liked having a Boppy there. Made breastfeeding a little easier initially.

Make sure you have a list of (or know) any medications you take, and any significant medical history (prior surgeries, hospitalizations, pregnancies, allergies, etc).

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"indianajones" wrote:

My hospital provided quite a bit, and I didn't mind lounging around in the hospital gown for the first couple days. I am going to bold the stuff on your list I think is more important.. and put my notes/comments in italics.

Don't forget stuff (clothes, toiletries, etc) for your DH/SO if he will be there.

I also liked having a Boppy there. Made breastfeeding a little easier initially.

Make sure you have a list of (or know) any medications you take, and any significant medical history (prior surgeries, hospitalizations, pregnancies, allergies, etc).

I agree with these suggestions and honestly I did even need nursing pads while in the hospital, but again they will provide. You also might want to have an entertaiment bag for your daughter Biggrin

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Yep, the IPad is for DD when she's there with us Wink LOTS of games, tv shows, books, etc on the IPad to keep her entertained Smile I'm *hoping* that she can hang out quite a bit before things really pick up and after DS is born.

I hate hate hate hospital gowns. I'm still debating on taking my own gowns or sucking it up for a few days.

DH will probably use my toiletries and come home every day to shower, see DD and his parents, feed the dogs, etc, so he'll just change clothes at the house or bring another change of clothes for the next day or whatever. (In other words, he's a big boy, his bag is up to him to pack ROFL )

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Do you have a baby book for those first footprints to go in?

What about a book or some magazines for you?

And we threw in some extra snacks... like crackers and lifesavers... to have between hospital meals.

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Don't overpack. Seriously. They provide a TON. And the hospital gowns are super easy for nursing and such.

I took a goin home outfit, toiletries, and socks. For my babies, I brought the diaper bag with the going home outfit and a blanket. We used the t-shirts on the rare occasion that she and I were not skin to skin, which was maybetwice.

And they'll load you up with freebies - diapers, wipes, mesh pants, etc etc etc. Plus, visitors will come and bring presents. You leave with a LOT more than you come
With!