You are here

Get Answers

Sometimes it's nice to get advice from experts with a lot of letter degrees behind their names, but other times, you just need to hear what another parent (with a M.O.M. behind her name) has done that has worked. You've got questions? These moms have answers.
 
Ask a Question

things to bring top the hospital for birth?

6 answers
2 years ago
list of things to bring to the hospital for the birth?

answers (6)

2 years ago
With my first I brought tons of stuff: movies to watch, iPod, changes of clothes for myself, too many clothing options for my daughter, books and magazines, snacks, etc. We brought three bags with us and almost none of the stuff we brought got used. Only the clothes.My second time around we brought one bag with a change of clothes for my husband and myself and a few options for my son's going home outfit and some jammies because I like them better than the hospital baby shirts. And that was it. This time I'm going to have a natural birth so I know I'll need things to distract me during labor. I'll be bringing my iPod (complete with special playlists), maybe a movie or two and that's it. I know I won't be able to concentrate on a book during labor and my husband won't either. So that's it other than clothes for us and the baby.You honestly don't need a bunch of stuff with you. The hospital should provide you with everything you and the baby will need so you shouldn't need to bring pads, nipple cream, or anything like that. And all the other stuff that website recommend you bring to keep yourself occupied just don't get used. If you have a natural birth something to distract you is nice, but most things just get irritating. And if you have an epidural you'll probably be resting most of the time. So don't overpack, it's just that much more stuff you have to lug out of the hospital, and trust me, your baby plus one bag is enough!
2 years ago
I would bring a hair tie and hair brush, chap stick, you are breathing so hard your lips get dry, a few different outfits for the baby, you never know how big they will be and what will fit or what you will want to put them in. Bring clothes for you to leave the hospital in. I think that's about it. You don't want to bring too much stuff because you won't need it all and it's a pain to carry it all when you leave the hospital.  
2 years ago
Just an outfit for the baby an outfit for yourself. And another thing is an ipod if you have one. It's goood to bring a hair brush and ties. Deffinatly bring comfy clothes when I was having my daughter I only brought my outfit to come home in so I was very uncomfortable well you live you learn it was my first time having a baby. Just relax and enjoy!
2 years ago
I brought way to much. stuff ill bring again- pillow, extra clothes, couple outfits for baby (you never know if the baby will be in newborn or what), toothbrush and all that stuff, AND when you leave the hospital make sure you take the squirt bottle lol i forgot mine!
2 years ago
I brought way to much. stuff ill bring again- pillow, extra clothes, couple outfits for baby (you never know if the baby will be in newborn or what), toothbrush and all that stuff, AND when you leave the hospital make sure you take the squirt bottle lol i forgot mine!
2 years ago
I would say clothes for you and your support person. Plus I brought food for them. I do not know about your hospital but ours only lets the mom get food so we brought lots of snacks for my husband. And bring a tooth brush and stuff to take a shower. I loved getting to take a shower it made me feel so much better. Also some clothes and maybe a blanket for the baby.

Vertical Tabs

*DISCLAIMER
Parenting.com's Answers are provided by members of our community. While your fellow moms and our editors have plenty of great advice to offer based on their experience, it is not a substitute for professional medical help. Always consult a medical professional when seeking medical advice. All submitted answers are subject to the rules set forth in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use