Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Labor and Delivery, pt.2--Packing for the Hospital (what not to pack)

What you DON'T have to pack in your hospital bag:

  • diapers
  • wipes
  • baby clothes other than an outfit to bring the baby home—the hospital will provide tiny little white shirts to dress your little one
  • baby blankets—the hospital will provide a receiving blankets
  • sanitary pads
  • lots of underwear for you—the hospital has disposable underwear that you will, strangely enough, come to love after labor and delivery;-)
  • multiple pairs of pants for you
  • nursing pillow, unless you just want to have it, the nurses will assist you with helping the
  • baby latch on using hospital pillows, etc
  • bottles for the baby, unless you plan to bottle feed and want to use a particular bottle
  • jewelry—you may have to take it off, and you don’t want to risk losing it
  • long distance calling card—everything says no cell phones, but the nurses do not mind you making the occasional call
  • pillows—hospital has plenty!

Tomorrow: What TO pack for the hospital

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