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1 year ago

Maternity Bag essentials

Again, this is the other post from our shy Mum over on Facebook. \r\n\r\nShe is feeling very overwhelmed by the amount of items recommended for the maternity Bag. \r\n\r\nCan any of you lovelies put forward a list of actual essentials she should be putting in there and what she can leave at home?

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Karen Willis
1 year ago
So I had my little boy 14 months ago and was also a bit panicked by what to put in my hospital bag. This is what I would recommend: For the baby: About 12 nappies Baby wipes Vaseline or sudocream for babies bum 4/5 vests 4/5 sleepsuits A hat Few pairs of scratch mits (we really needed these as our little one was born with tallons lol) A pacifier if you are planning to use one Something cosy to go home in For you: Comfy pjs or nighties Pants (I opted for BIG black pants) Pack of sanitary towels (I found that night time pads were fine so you dont really need to buy the maternity pads) If you are planning to breast feed then 2 nursing pads and nursing pads. Toiletries to freshen up after all your hard work! Phone charger I know this sounds like a lot but this is what i needed. And I have probably left something out! Try not to stress too much, the hospital should have all the essentials you need anything and someone can always bring you anything you think of. Good luck!
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Mums NI
1 year ago
Brilliant list Karen! I'll add in ear plugs if you are in hospital a bit before baby is born. I was in RJMH before my son was born and oh my word its so noisy in there! Def pack the ear plugs. Good thinking about the charger. I forgot mine but luckily the hubby was able to bring it down for me. I'll also add in a small pillow/cushion. This is very useful if you've had a c-section, for when you are going home. Just put the cushion over your scar area/lap and then put your seat belt on so that it sits against the cushion and not the scar.
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Roisin Mallon
1 year ago
I brought wipes for myself to freshen up - and our A/N classes said no wipes for baby, just cotton wool and water, so I brought cotton wool makeup remover pads - the bigger ones, they were so useful! Also, if you have it, a power brick, my cable wasn't long enough to reach the bed and I couldn't get out to plug it in!
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