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Nicole Novack Due June 16 (girl); 1 child; Lakewood, California 58 posts
30th May '12

I'm 37 weeks with my 2nd child and I learned from the first time what to bring and not to bring!!



For me: comfy coutfit to got home in
Nursing bra
Toiletries
Chap stick
For baby: going home outfit and picture outfit
Pacifiers
Recieving blankets
Socks & mittens
Wipes



My hospital provided almost everything pads, ice packs, gowns, socks, even blankets, pacifiers, tshirts and diapers for baby!!!



The tennis ball is really good for labor and some suckers!!

Nicole Chaira Due September 11; Japan 1 posts
20th Jun '12

A phone charger..so that way we do have battery to call the family with the good news(:



Im 28 weeks<3

Juliana Freeman Due August 9; Japan 6 posts
25th Jun '12

you dont have to take diapers or wipes to the hospital I'm going on baby number #2 the hospital provides everything for you! paci,diapers,wipes and formula they even give baby a shirt/onesie to wear unless you decide to bring you own. I always take my kids pjs and a cute outfit for one the way home and Pads for myself bc I cant stand the super maxi pads they give you. besides that the list looks great!

✰ johnna ✰ 3 kids; Michigan 6065 posts
17th Jul '12

I would say that you don't need all of the stuff on that list because a lot of it is provided by the hospital... but if you are planning to nurse.. ESPECIALLY if its your first time doing it (or if you've had difficulty in the past), I strongly recommend bringing nipple shields Just in Case you need them. They are extremely helpful in the first few days/weeks of nursing if you have a baby that doesn't seem to understand what to do or if you are having nursing difficulties for any reason. They make it much easier for the baby to learn to latch.. of course, if you don't need them, don't use them.. but I won't go into have a baby without having them handy just in case.. just to spare myself the stress and frustration of struggling to feed a baby that either doesn't seem to get the idea or is just having too much difficulty. You can get them from any pharmacy. Its also important to use them correctly and stop using them when you can so that you don't end up having too little milk later on, but if used correctly, they make a difficult nursing experience turn into a piece of cake.



OH And Lanacane numbing spray for stitches.. just in case you end up with stitches in your nether regions.. lol.. That stuff is awesome for the pain and itching. Sometimes, the hospital has it, but you have to ask them, and if they don't have any handy, its just a good idea to have your own. :)

ooberkara14 Due September 12; Portage, Indiana 32 posts
23rd Jul '12

well i understand about most of the stuff what should i not bring cuz i dont want to over pack...

Lottie Boyles Due August 29; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4 posts
31st Jul '12

my dr told me to only bring extra pair of clothes for me, a robe, toothbrush, bodywash, your pillow to be extra comfy, and a pair of night clothes.
for the baby coming home outfit, carseat, blanket for ride home and one sleeper for when he stays in your room. she said not to bring a whole lot of stuff due to space issues and it will just be in the way and u wont use half of it that the internet recommends

JennKnow Due August 30 (boy); 1 child; Japan 4 posts
3rd Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting * tinker.bell *:</b>" I would say that you don't need all of the stuff on that list because a lot of it is provided by the ... [snip!] ... the hospital has it, but you have to ask them, and if they don't have any handy, its just a good idea to have your own. :)"</blockquote>




Great advise!!! I had massive trouble breast feeding first time round I am so gonna buy these today! Excited to try again

tango25 Due August 20; North Carolina 202 posts
20th Aug '12

i was going to use a cute baby gown to come home in but decided on a sleeper or onesie because the elastic gets in the way of the car seat. nail clippers is a must. I know hospitals do not cut any ones nails babies to adults. some babies come out with really long nails.

Miranda Chandler-Crowell Due September 22 (boy); Meaford, Ontario 29 posts
8th Sep '12

im almost 38 weeks preg and i have all the hospital bags packed and ready to go. ill tell you what i have in each.
BABY'S BAG
pacifiers, 3 receiving blankets, 2 blankets, 3 nb size onsies, 3x 0-3mnth size onsies, 2 going home outfits (one is a nb size, the other is bigger, just in case), a small pack of wipes, 2x 4-oz bottles, 2x 8-oz bottles (the 8oz ones are the only ones that will fit on my breast pump) 10-12 nb size diapers, 10-12 size one diapers, 3 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of no scratch mittens, 3 hats and travel size baby shampoo, lotion, powder and penaten.



MOMMY'S BAG
nipple cream (lanolin), my breast pump, 20 (10 pairs) breast pads, chapstick, a razor, deodorant, travel size shampoo and cond., as well as seperate travel size body washes for me and hubby, a wash mitt, slippers, wipes, travel size toothbrushes for hubby and i, travel size toothpaste, 16 giant maxi pads, 1 pair depends :P (for shits and giggles) 2 pairs of yoga pants, a comfy pair of pj bottoms, 3 loose fitting shirts (i want to atleast TRY to breastfeed) my going home outfit, a little make up bag with my bare essentials, glasses cleaner and cleaning cloth, 5 pairs of socks, 5 pairs of GINORMOUS underwear and last but not least, i was given these hot/cold packs for an assortment of breast problems, so i packed them too!



DADDY'S BAG
2 pairs of boxers, 2 pairs of socks, deodorant, 2 rolls of TOILET PAPER! (so were not using the scratchy hospital crap) some baby formula, (incase my attempts at breastfeed are unsuccesful) 1 pair pj pants, 1 ratty t-shirt, 1 pair of pants, 1 pair of shorts, 2 t-shirts, his and my health cards and other ID, hand sanitizer and a travel size thing of tylenol.



we have a car seat already attached to its base all ready to go sitting by the door. i will also be taking with me a pillow and a blanket that i cant sleep without.



obviously, the formula should be in my bag, but there was more room in hubby's bag :P and as a side note, you can buy pre-packed hospital bags.

Flag 1 child; Newmarket, Ontario 1681 posts
8th Sep '12
Quoting Miranda Chandler-Crowell:" im almost 38 weeks preg and i have all the hospital bags packed and ready to go. ill tell you what i ... [snip!] ... should be in my bag, but there was more room in hubby's bag :P and as a side note, you can buy pre-packed hospital bags."


Holy... cow...

Miranda Chandler-Crowell Due September 22 (boy); Meaford, Ontario 29 posts
8th Sep '12

i know it sounds like alot .. but its actually not. and being that my hospital
WILL NOT give me a list of things to bring, i kinda had to wing it. i tried asking my team of OB's what to bring and the response i got EVERY TIME was



"oh ... i dont know. clothes?" like, thanks for all the help you dumb f**ks.



than theres the lactation consultant. i asked her what i needed to bring. her response?
"BRING EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK"
no one will tell me what the hospital supplies, no one will tell me what specifically to bring so, im just doing what ive been told to the best of my ability. my OB's havent even told me the what to do if i go into labour. so if my water were to break right now, id just be sitting here, clueless.

Cynthia Delashmutt Due September 28 (boy); Antioch, California 7 posts
11th Sep '12

what kind of gown will they let you wear instead of the hospital gown? i would really love to be able to wear my own cloths. I'll give anything to do so.

Flag 1 child; Newmarket, Ontario 1681 posts
11th Sep '12
Quoting Cynthia Delashmutt:" what kind of gown will they let you wear instead of the hospital gown? i would really love to be able to wear my own cloths. I'll give anything to do so."


You'll probably be allowed, but it might be different for each hospital- call them and ask!



I'd recommend bringing pjs!

Cynthia Delashmutt Due September 28 (boy); Antioch, California 7 posts
11th Sep '12

Ok, I'll call them n ask. Thank you

yegane Japan 2 posts
11th Sep '12

Im confused why a tennis ball?
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