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August 22nd, 2011, 11:20 PM
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Just curious as to what I will need to go into the bag I take to the hospital, for baby and for me as well!

I could google it and see but it's always nice to hear what everyone else is bringing!
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August 22nd, 2011, 11:27 PM
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For me - Chap stick, socks, nightgowns (ones you don't care if get ruined), hair tie, ipod, cell phone charger

For Baby- just some clothes, fingernail file (no one told me with my first how soft baby nails were and clippers were not a great idea), boppy

Check with your hospital some have lists on what they will give you. My hospital pretty much takes care of baby as far as diapers, pacifier (if needed), blankets. They also cover shampoo and soap for me but many hospitals don't.
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August 23rd, 2011, 04:36 AM
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For me -- Laptop, Cell Phone, chapstick, robe (bought a huge black one that would fit around my belly so I could feel modest), slippers or non-slip socks, hair brush, 2 outfits (I was feeling really good pretty quick after delivery and putting my OWN daytime clothes on made me feel even better -- they do still "check" you frequently, so I didn't wear them all the time, but I did when some visitors were there).

For baby -- mittens (to keep them from scratching themselves), a nail file is a great idea, outfits, hat, car seat carrier, a blanket for leaving the hospital (especially in cool/cold weather).
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August 23rd, 2011, 05:00 AM
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I haven't thought about it too much. I think for my son's birth we brought the laptop, movies, and clothes. I don't remember much else although that can't possibly be all I brought.

The laptop is a must, for me, because it's a good distraction.
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August 23rd, 2011, 05:54 AM
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For baby - I packed 2 outfits, a newborn size and a 0-3 month size, as we're kind of on the fence about his size. (With Moose, I knew nothing! I thought that 0-3 was the same as newborn. It's not. Moose only fit into the body of the sleeper I brought to the hospital. Her first night home and I had to run to the store to buy some NB stuff.LOL)

For me - Change of clothes (I stay in the gown for a long time though, as they're constantly checking you, what's the point of pants?), camera, extra batteries, phone and phone charger, razor, breast pads and regular pads. I travel as light as possible.
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August 23rd, 2011, 06:06 AM
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I had a bag packed with everything I could ever need for 2 days away from home and aside from yoga pants and a t-shirt on day 3 after the c-section, I never touched the bag. I had books, ipod, makeup, creams, and never bothered with any of it as i was so distracted by ds and recoverying from the surgery. But i would certainly bring what you might want as better to have more than less.
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August 23rd, 2011, 06:10 AM
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What everyone has already said is good!

To add to it, I'm also bringing a pillow and change of clothes for DH, some change for the vending machines, pen and note pad to write down things I want to remember about the birth
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August 23rd, 2011, 06:42 AM
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August 23rd, 2011, 09:07 AM
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The additional things I am bringing are a blanket to sleep on (hospital beds are plastic, cold and stiff. I can not sleep on that), a pillow, instead of snacks Im bringing Boost. Lots of energy and vitamins, easy to digest and since throwing up is fairly common in labour, no chunks lol.
Im also pretty picky about using my choice of baby products, so I will be bringing those. Oh and elastics to keep my hair back, I hate it in my face.
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August 23rd, 2011, 11:41 AM
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Don't forget your DH when you pack your bag . I am throwing some cliff bars, viatamin water and bottled water in the bag for DH along with some cash/change for vending machines. I will have a lot of what the other ladies have. Clothes to go home in, ipad, phone, camera, baby's bag, stuff to take a shower and be clean.
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