What to pack for hospital??

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  1. Selvi

    Selvi Senior IL'ite

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    Hi all,

    I am due with my first baby in May and just wondering what should I pack for hospital... I have seen lot long lists in websites, but would like to know what are important and what would I need actually.

    Any ideas please..

    :)
     
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  2. Vandhana

    Vandhana Silver IL'ite

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    Re: What to pack for the hospital:

    Dear Selvi,

    Congrat on your baby. Here are a list of things to take:

    1. Change of clothes for you when you are discharged. In the hospital, most likely they will give you only their gowns to wear.
    2. Baby clothes ( again for wearing when you bring the baby home)
    4. All your toileteries.
    5. Sanitary napkins( the hospital will provide this also, but i was more comfortable with my own)
    5. Blanket or sleep sack for the baby when you bring the baby home
    6. new born diapers ( again the hospital will give you a new baby pack, including daipers) but i took some just in case.

    Other than this, if you want you can take a few books to read or music or something.


    Good luck with delivery.

    Vandhana
     
  3. rohini

    rohini New IL'ite

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    Few more...

    Hi Selvi,

    Looks like Vandhana has covered almost everything.

    I just add a few more to the list...

    1. Infant car seat - I see you live in the US. It is better to take this to drive the baby home!

    2. Take some snacks for yourself - after long hours of labor you would feel hungry, though they give in the hospital it is better to take that you already preferred eating. (My sis was feeling good to have snacks that she is used to than what was given in the hospital!)

    3. Take nursing bras and maternity underwears that you are most comfortable with.

    Good luck to you for a safe delivery.
     
  4. Varloo

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    hai selvi,
    congrats and best wishes for a safe delivery. In India it is different , so i was not able to give you tips. Actually, my son did not give me time to plan, he just wanted to test me how able I am. He was born just when I was 7 months pregnant. Hope you have time to get ready. Don't get tensed, I was only joking. Feel relaxed and enjoy the labour pain. I did that. Do not panick and follow the dr's advice. Let us know when your child is born.
    Best of luck and warm welcome to the yet to be born.
    varloo
     
  5. Selvi

    Selvi Senior IL'ite

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    Thnx all ! Its really exciting & scary to be first time mother... Thnx for all the wishes.
    :)
     
  6. Maggie

    Maggie New IL'ite

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    Hi Selvi,

    I suppose everyone has completed your lists but i have some more in the list which you might need it.

    shoes- just a closed slipon in the front( Just in case you may need to walk)
    socks
    calling card( you may want to talk to your parents in India)
    camera or a cam corder
    In any way you need help.please let me know.I am in santa clara and if you are here in bayarea ,we can call once in a while.
    All the best to you and your coming little one

    maggie
     
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    All the Best!!

    Hi Selvi,

    I am here to wish you all the luck with your delivery! I am sure you've watched Baby Story on TLC, taken tips from the ladies here and are totally prepared for the arrival of your beautiful baby:)

    Our best wishes are with you!!!

    Love-
    Shal
     
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    Your hospital bag... what to bring?

    Hi Ladies,

    i read this info from another site, like to share with pregnant ladies.

    Labor bag:

    1. socks
    2. slippers
    3. robe
    4. baby book for footprints
    5. lotion
    6. chapstick
    7. toothbrush and toothpaste
    8. camera/video camera
    9. magazine
    10. snack food for DH
    11. brush and hair ties
    12. pillows and boppie

    After labor bag:

    1. going home outfit
    2. socks
    3. tennis shoes
    4. pads for going home
    5. nursing bra
    6. nursing pads
    7. baby stuff (outfits, blankets, pacifiers, diaper bag, etc)
    8. overnight stuff (shampoo, conditioner, etc)
    9. a few things for DH (tennis shoes, shorts, t-shirt)
    10. underwear but ones that you don't mind getting stained
    11. Car seat
     
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    what to bring to the hospital

    hi all,
    while browsing i looked at this site n thought of sharing with u all..hope it will be useful for all expecting moms..
    December List: What to Bring to the Hospital

    bye n take care
     
  10. ptamil2007

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    Re: what to bring to the hospital

    that was quite useful one :thankyou2:
     
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