Hospital bag checklist sticky??

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Leitia
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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:34 am 
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Just thinking would it be possible to put up a Sticky in General Pregnancy, one with a hospital bag checklist...so many ladies ask what to put in their hospital bag, so i thought maybe a checklist of the essentials, then people could add anything else that helped them. Just an idea anyway.

something like this:

For labour:

Your birth plan
Dressing gown
Slippers
Socks
An old nightdress or T shirt to wear in labour
Massage oils or lotions
Lip balm
Snacks and drinks or glucose tablets
Watch with a second hand to time contractions
Digital camera or camcorder (check with hospital first)
Relaxation materials: books, magazines etc
Pictures of someone or something you love (the inspiration you may need to see you through to the end)
TENS pain relief machine if you are planning to use one
Toiletries
Water spray to cool you down
Music to listen to (some hospitals provide CD players)


For your birth partner:

Change of clothes
Snacks


After the birth:

Going-home outfit,
Breastfeeding bras,
Breast pads,
Maternity pads,
Nightdress or pyjamas(dark colours),
Toiletries,
Address book, plus lots of change or a prepaid phone card for all the calls you may want to make. You may find you cannot use your mobile phone in the hospital building,
Towels(dark colours), hairbrush, toothbrush and toothpaste,
Old knickers/cheap knickers/disposable knickers,
Ear plugs (in case you end up on a noisy ward),
Arnica tablets (may help with bruising),

For your baby:

Infant car seat
One outfit for the trip home (all-in-one stretchy outfits are easiest)
Baby blanket (a warm one if weather is cold)
Nappies
One pair of socks or booties
Hat
Jacket or snowsuit for winter
Muslin squares
3-6 Baby Grows.

Thank you Xx
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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:00 pm 
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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:44 am 
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I think this is a good idea. There has been quite a few threads recently about this and I can see many more in the future. I have been interested in these threads but when my time for packing comes, you can guarantee I won't be able to find the info again. A sticky would mean that people could keep adding further suggestions and it can always be found easily without repeat postings. Nice idea Leitia. xx
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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:50 am 
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i totally agree when i was pg i was always stressing about what needed to go in this bag. eventually the choice was taken outa my hands lol was packing it after my waters broke but i think its a brill idea!!!
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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:14 am 
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I will get one typed up as soon as I get a minute!!! Lewis has the cold so I am kind of preoccupied today I'm afraid! Rolling Eyes
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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:28 pm 
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Aww thanks Archie, hope Lewis gets better soon, all of mine are ill at the mo too Crying or Very sad
Thanks
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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:47 pm 
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I've popped it on gen pregnancy for you. I just pasted what you had and added to it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Very Happy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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