Not sure what to pack for the delivery room?
We asked what the most invaluable items are for a hospital bag – here?s what our Huggies Mums said!
All I wanted was clean undies!
Kleenex flushable wipes! Toilet paper was torture!
Toilet paper, good quality toilet paper!
Make up…I wanted to look fresh, even if I’d had no sleep.
Maternity pads were my must have!!
I’m 38 weeks and my bag is packed. Comfortable clothes are my essentials!
Camera and charger. I checked that I had my camera about 10 times!
Pads! The hospital ones were horrible.
iPod, for a slight distraction during labour!!
Heat pack was important for me.
A blanket for bubby…
Lip-gloss and socks. Those rooms are dry and cold.
Huge granny nappies!! lol my daughter was 9lb born. I had been torn quite badly with 23 stitches and haemorrhoids. Was horrible. But with my 2nd I just wanted really baggy pants!! Lol.
Breast pads. Once my milk came in OMG I couldn’t live without them!!
Phone charger! I spent the first night on Facebook and texting everyone lol.
Nipple cream and my hairdryer (as I had stitches, the hairdryer was the best thing to use to dry myself … If you know what I mean).
Eye mask and ear plugs.
Lansinoh cream. Helped with breast feeding and stopped cracked bleeding nipples!!!
Stretchy super soft PJ pants, breastfeeding singlets, toiletries and apple juice. Apple juice mixed with water was a life saver during labour, keeps you hydrated and gives you some energy and if you throw up it tastes much the same. Change for bub, lip gloss (lots of puffing going on).
Soap, shampoo, conditioner to shower after. Then my PJs to come home in as I went straight home and of course nappies and something warm to bring my beautiful son home in. This time round though I haven’t packed anything yet – only 3 weeks to go.
Currently pregnant with my second and have already started putting things aside. Maternity pads and breast pads…. lots of them! Also paw paw ointment and a few pairs of PJs, aside from the obvious things like toiletries and baby things.
Salty plums (those who don’t know what they are – they are a Chinese dried plum with salt) – more Territorians would know about them!
Lots of onesies because my daughter exploded in her nappy when she did her 1st couple of poo’s that it leaked everywhere and she went thru a lot of clothing! I ended up having an emergency c section so the midwives changed her for me as I couldn’t move! Also stretchy PJ bottoms/pants for if you do have to have a C section you can?t stand having tight things around your middle!
I did most of the above but had to send hubby home for the breast pump. OMG the pain!!! lol.
As I was bottle-feeding, I took my own steriliser and bottle warmer.