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Luneth's Mommy(: 1 child; South Carolina 169 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kady:</b>" Change for snacks from the vending machine's. Or in my case water. I hated the water the hospital provided, yuck. Chapstick, baby name list if you want one carseat,"</blockquote>




I keep chapstick in my purse, but in case I'm in such a rush, I'll pack some into my hospital bag. And the water is definitely a good idea! I drink water like a fish haha.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting Luneth's Mommy(::" <blockquote><b>Quoting MommaNoodle:</b>" also, you really don't need a thermometer ... [snip!] ... dispenser in it. So I went ahead and packed it in his hospital bag. Will I need the baby bath stuff at all for the hospital?"


no, they will wash him when he comes out. and you prob won't need to wash him again until you get home, and i think they even say just water for the first couple weeks. but i forget that detail. in any event, i didn't need any diapers, wipes, baby wash, diaper cream or anything. and actually, they gave me a bunch of stuff. whatever diapers were left in the package, i got to take home, plus, i think they gave some trial size baby washes and stuff. they even let us take receiving blankets she used. so... idk. hospitals are different, though, but a lot of the necessities for baby, they will at least have there, if not let you take when you go. i had my daughter at 37 weeks and i was not ready at all. i threw a few things in a bag while i was in labor, lol, and i survived. good luck! i'm 39w2d with my 2nd, and i am ready to meet him!!

Luneth's Mommy(: 1 child; South Carolina 169 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommaNoodle:</b>" no, they will wash him when he comes out. and you prob won't need to wash him again until you get home, ... [snip!] ... a few things in a bag while i was in labor, lol, and i survived. good luck! i'm 39w2d with my 2nd, and i am ready to meet him!!"</blockquote>




This is definitely reassuring for me! Everyone else I know that is pregnant has had their bags packed for months, I felt like such a slacker. I have just had this feeling since day one that I'd end up going over due, so I haven't been in any rush. But it dawned on me today that he'll definitely be here within 2-4 weeks! I don't feel nearly as under prepared now lol.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting Luneth's Mommy(::" <blockquote><b>Quoting MommaNoodle:</b>" no, they will wash him when he comes out. ... [snip!] ... rush. But it dawned on me today that he'll definitely be here within 2-4 weeks! I don't feel nearly as under prepared now lol."


lol, i just packed my bag last night! hahaha, you'd think i would have had it packed 2 weeks ago, considering my situation last time, lol. but, really, if there's something i desperately need, i'll have someone get it for me. i even took home pads and mesh panties, lol. my hospital was awesome! i'm delivering at a different place this time, but still.... and if you said you were going on a tour soon, ask them then. ask them about pads and stuff for you. if you want to shower, shampoo is a good idea bc they might not provide that. idk because i didn't bother showering when i was in with my daughter. i was too busy and just didn't feel comfortable. i'm thinking i might this time, though, so maybe i will throw some toiletries in my bag after all.

Luneth's Mommy(: 1 child; South Carolina 169 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LHowza:</b>" I had quite a few people tell me to bring ChapStick and since my lips are already dry, it is definitely ... [snip!] ... my bag. Oh and a hair tie/headband if your hair is long. I'm due April 4th so hopefully labor goes well for both of us soon :)"</blockquote>




I hope so! I'm getting so nervous.
Yeah, my hair is fairly long. But I've been in major slack mode these last few months, so it's always pulled back lol. Extra hair bands would be a good idea, though.

Luneth's Mommy(: 1 child; South Carolina 169 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommaNoodle:</b>" lol, i just packed my bag last night! hahaha, you'd think i would have had it packed 2 weeks ago, considering ... [snip!] ... didn't feel comfortable. i'm thinking i might this time, though, so maybe i will throw some toiletries in my bag after all."</blockquote>




Yeah, I figured I would probably want to shower afterwards. I don't plan on having very many quests at all, just my sister and two brothers (and my fianc

SIDS survivor 17 kids; Washington 196 posts
28th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Luneth's Mommy(::</b>" I'm 38 weeks today. At my ob appointment, I was 2 cm dilated and 100% effaced. My son's heart rate was ... [snip!] ... be packing bottles or pacifiers. I just can't think of what else I may need. Any suggestions would be much appreciate. Thanks."</blockquote>




Hospitals come equiped with diapers, wipes, bath supplies, etc. and you can take the extra ones home with you. The only things you need are: going home outfit, carseat, and blanket, they will give you everything else. Although technically you can take their receiving blankets and clothes as well.

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting Luneth's Mommy(::" I'm 38 weeks today. At my ob appointment, I was 2 cm dilated and 100% effaced. My son's heart rate was ... [snip!] ... be packing bottles or pacifiers. I just can't think of what else I may need. Any suggestions would be much appreciate. Thanks."


all you really need are clothes for your son, everything else the hospital provides, idk about your hospital but ive heard some hospital wont let you clip baby's nails only file them down so the clippers might be a waste to bring.

Tara plus 2.5:) Due October 10; 34 kids; Missouri 2770 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting Mrs. Mallard+ 1 1/2:" all you really need are clothes for your son, everything else the hospital provides, idk about your ... [snip!] ... but ive heard some hospital wont let you clip baby's nails only file them down so the clippers might be a waste to bring."

Yeah OP its not a very good idea to clip them down their nails are paper thin and gauranteed to cut them everytime. The nurse told me woth my first to just bite them

Luneth's Mommy(: 1 child; South Carolina 169 posts
29th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tara plus 2.5:):</b>" Yeah OP its not a very good idea to clip them down their nails are paper thin and gauranteed to cut them everytime. The nurse told me woth my first to just bite them"</blockquote>




See, a friend of mine said I would need to cut his nails right away because they'll be long and he'll scratch himself. I wasn't sure, and didn't like the idea, so I made sure I bought lots of hand mittens. But I was going to bring the clippers just in case. I have baby nail files that came with the clippers, so if anything I will file them down a little. Thank you both for pointing that out, though.