Joined: 24 Jan 2007 20:36 Posts: 20876 Location: West Midlands
I was just trying to find a list of everything I will need for the new baby to make sure i have everything & i came accross this site which has a good check list of everything you will need. Thought i'd post it here for everyone to have a look at
Joined: 05 Oct 2007 13:00 Posts: 627 Location: Rayleigh Essex
My NCT teacher gave us a tip and said pack 2 bags, 1 labour bag and another hospital bag.
The labour bag is smaller and has the stuff you want in it for your labour such as snacks, music, nighty, water, aromatherapy stuff etc and then 1 baby grow, vest, nappy and a couple of pairs of knickers and maternity pads.
Then for the actual hospital bag you can pack the other 8 baby grows, breast pads, pack of nappies, going home clothes etc etc that way when hubby is trying to get you in to the hospital whilst having contractions he isnt struggling with too much stuff and can pop back to the car once bubs has arrived to get the other bigger bag.
Hope this helps - although I am hopefully planning to have my homebirth in the next couple of weeks I still have to make sure I have my labour and hospital bag packed for any eventuality.