Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:15 am
Just to remind everyone..this list is merely a suggestion and not the law that you HAVE to take everything on it in with you!! Some things may apply to some more than others so just take from it what you want! It was originally complied by Letita who now has 5 kids!
I ended up having my baby 150miles away from home so I was very glad to have everything with me and not have to send hubby to buy the entire contents of mothercare!!!
I'm not on here all the time so if you need anything PM me Arch x
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:27 pm
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:26 am
Based on my recent experience I'd add:
* Nursing bra / top was unnecessary, it was easier just to take my top off (drawing curtains around bed). But vest top / nightie useful for skin-to-skin contact time whilst you have visitors (plus it may be very hot on the ward, I certainly didn't want to wear the long sleeved maternity T-shirt I'd packed).
* Watch needed on the post-natal ward (not just for timing contractions, which could be OH's watch) - there was no clock visible from the beds.
* Biro - for filling in menu choices, signing discharge paperwork etc.
* scrap paper - to record breastfeeding attempts, durations and side - cos if it is your first how do you know what answer to give when MW says "is he feeding well?"
* Drinks WITH STRAWS - I was flat on my back for 90 min whilst being stitched down below.
When we moved from the delivery suite to the post-natal ward they found a small shopping trolley for OH to move the bags with!
Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:47 am
Cj - think I've packed about 3 of each, need to double check my cases tho coz I packed them about 6weeks ago and the weather has improved since then!
I've also got chocolate pop tarts in mine and loads of go ahead bars and chocolate chip trackers, not the healthiest i know but least they are just all easily accessible and easy to munch on!
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:55 pm
No one posted toothpaste and a toothbrush , hair brush , il be needin a little bag of make up to if i feel good enough to put some on , as want to look half decent when visitors show ,
il be takin , some cheap knickers that can be thrown and granny long nightshirts lol
bed socks to keep feet warm , spray bottle that salons use to wet your hair , and im still thinking if there anything else we all may of missed lol
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:23 pm
Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 8:14 am
Hi all, well i packed my bag AGES ago lol and since then i have unpacked it, re packed it, un packed it, re packed etc etc. I am now gunna have to unpack yet again lol because ive seen this list and i have to add a few item... but i also think now its a good idea to put babies things in a seperate bag from mine, to make things easier.
One thing ive noticed is people meanioning about after they have had stitches... i know this is a bit away from topic subject but ive been informed by a few good women i know that ...as soon as you can, get a small bottle of Vitamin E oil and rub it in well "below" I checked with midwife who says this is a great thing to do because it apparently reduces the chance of tearing. So its worth a try, id rather do that now than sit on a rubber ring for weeks after birth.