What not to pack?
Here is a simple guideline, feel free to add to it if you have experience with this! :D
Your hospital bag:
A going-home outfit for you.
Several pairs of comfy socks.
Several pairs of underwear.
A nursing bra, if applicable.
A couple of comfy cotton nightgowns
i never packed diapers, or wipes because the hospital provides that stuff!
oh!! dont forget the baby book either, so they can put her foot/hand prints in it.
The only thing I used was my bathrobe, toiletries and going home outfits. Everything else was provided by the hosptial.
Im confused why a tennis ball?
y a tennis ball
The tennis ball helps with back labor. You use it to massage your back. In our prenatal classes they told us to put 3 tennis balls in a tube sock.
The only thing that I needed was an outfit for the baby, and the car seat. The hospital provides everything else. Maybe your own personal items.
do i really need to bring my own gowns? someone told me they just used the hospital gowns and brought a robe to wear over them while they had guests visiting.
You don't need your own gown. A robe, maybe. And you really don't use most of the stuff on that list. Just stuff like shampoo and toothpaste, the baby's homecoming outfit and of course the car seat. If you are being induced you'll want a magazine or book or a gameboy and some good company!
i would take your own wipes. well i don't know about a hospital where you are, but all they provide at the hospital where i delivered my first two were these dry dryer type sheet things that you were to run warm water over. i can do that with a sturdy diaper wipe. so will be taking those for sure this time! and i would take a comfy gown, one you don't mind getting a little blood on though possibly. the hospital gowns suck!
I am taking
-2 or 3 outfits for baby(going home outfit, picture outfit and another just incase it doesnt fit)
-car seat(can be brought in the day you go home)
-my own bath robe(nice and comfy)
-hair brush, toothpaste, shampoo,deoderant, a few of my essential make-eup
-a going home outfit for me
-some snacks(chocolate for me)
-my hospital book they gave me\
I think thats about it.
Question...... what kind of gown are we talking about here? Like a store bought hospital gown? Or do they have what you're talking about in a maternity store? Everyone says slippers, socks and a robe... why? Would you guys suggest shower shoes? I'm so frikkin' confused about this baby and labor stuff... I feel like my head is going to spin!.... I thought the tennis balls were for hubby/daddy to be to keep his hands busy--bounce the ball, toss it in his hands, etc. because they get nervous. I guess maybe I will have to take those birthing classes anyways...
The socks and slippers is to keep your feet warm and also because they dont want everyone walking around with dirty shoes. they like to keep their floors as clean as possible.A robe as in well its your choice but i like my house coat. Its comfy plus the hospital gowns are not very thick so the house coat is for extra warmth and comfort. Im not bringing a tennis ball, but i imagine its for you to squeeze it as de-stresser while your in labor it gives you something to focus on.
The tennis ball is actually for back labor. You can use it to help massage your back.