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#1 A&J+

Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:06 PM

Some of these will not apply to us ladies as i believe i got it off a USA web page if anything is missing please feel free to add on to the list original.gif

For Labour

Hospital paperwork - registration card/health record or similar
Medicare card and/or private health insurance company card
Lip Balm/paw paw ointment
Hair bands
Water bottle
Phone charger
Phone credit
Camera battery charger
Video camera
Snacks, drinks and spare clothes/swimmers/towel for your birthing partner - in case they want to get in the shower with you.
Snack food
CD or ipod etc if you want (or think you will want) music!
Heat pack
Baggy shirts/singlets
Birth plan
Stress balls
List of phone numbers
Massage oil
Spare change

For Mum

Shampoo/conditioner/shower gel
Shower puff
A book to read (maybe a breastfeeding book)
A pen/notebook
Your own pillow
Nice clothes to wear home/wear in photos
Posh toilet paper/flushable wipes (hospital toilet paper can be rough, post-birth)
Maternity pads
Cheap pack of black undies/mens undies
Pyjamas/nighties - ones with easy access for breastfeeding
Paw paw ointment
Ural - will help take the sting out of your pee
Ear plugs
Maternity bra
Snacks/lollies/chocolate/fruit drink (poppers), muesli bars
Dressing gown
Nursing pads
Spare change
Nice clothes that make you feel good, don't dig around your waist and are easy to breastfeed in
Plastic bags for dirty clothes (for you and bub)
Maternity shirts (you wont shrink back down to your old size overnight!)

For baby

Check what your hospital provides before you pack for baby ...
Singlets x 3
Grosuits x 3 (at least) - in at least two sizes!! take some 0000 clothes and some 000 even a 00000 if you like, that way whatever size bub is they will have something to wear
Blankets/bunny rugs
Nice going-home outfit for bub
Muslin wrap
A dummy (just in case, washed and sterilised)
Big tub of wipes

#2 spitzmum

Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:19 AM

Wow - a pretty big list - I hadn't even thought of the hospital bag yet - thanks!

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