my bag's only for an emergency xfer, but packing it nonetheless... tossing items in when I think about it - last night tossed in 2 cloth postpartum pads and lasinoh, started charging up my ipod shuffle (it hasn't been used in over a year) and looked around for a spare phone charger to toss in the bag.
Hospital Bag - Page 2
i agree, it does make more work having to separate stuff out. i'm just bringing one bag.
I though I would update my list with what I actually used. We were in the hospital for just under three hours before baby came and then less than 12 hours after.
swimsuit and T-shirt for Husband
junk nursing tank for me Wore in tub, worked great
good camera Should have reviewed with husband how to use it
small water bottle They brought me ice water right away
snacks including ginger mints
2 pairs of PJ pants, 2 tank tops, nursing sleep bra, light robe (it felt so good to me in my own comfortable clothes rather than a hospital gown last time) Wore one set with the robe. Much better to be in your own clothes.
grundy knickers (just in case I want them) I just did the mesh knickers and the giant diaper pads
compression socks (I had to walk home from the car in January snow in two pairs of hospital socks with my son because me feet swelled so much)
laundry bag Should have had it with labour stuff for my street clothes
double wet bag with cloth diaper kit, 7th gen disposables (the smell of pampers makes me a little sick) and a little shirt and hat Wonderful to have her in our own things. The diapers were super easy. I could have added our own blanket, but theirs were fine
Baby nail clippers Must bring, I clipped all the fingers, all the toes, then the fingers I missed to keep us both from getting scratched
total change of clothes for husband. He had a shower and changed and was glad for them, even though he did not get messy during birth.
outfit for me, complete with sandals
two coming home outfits for baby (blue and pink based) and blanket
the car seat will live in the trunk of our pastor who will drive us home
also paperwork is in the bag along with chargers etc.
Edited by LeighPF - 5/7/11 at 11:06am