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When should pack my hospital bag

im almost 36 weeks and I was wondering if i should pack my bag or is it too soon?

and what should I really pack?

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Asked by dani_c at 9:04 PM on Feb. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I don't see the harm in having it ready to go. I didn't even pack a hospital bag and let me tell you...its the last thing you want to do when your having contractions and trying to get out the door. I packed comfortable clothes like pjs and sweats, whatever your baby is going to come home in, shower stuff if you plan on showering at the hospital, toothbrush and toothpaste, undies and bras.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 9:17 PM on Feb. 20, 2010

  • I'd pack now. You never know!
    In mine I put: Pajama pants for me, the nursing bra, underwear I didn't care about because believe me they will get blood on them (although they give you netted underwear in the hospital that are disposable), my pillow, makeup (I hate not wearing makeup, even then, and it made me feel better!), hairbrush, toothbrush/paste (they give you that too though), the take-home outfit for the baby and that's basically it.
    Don't pack "things to do." No one really uses them. Before delivery, you can't concentrate enough to read or play cards or whatever, and after you're too exhausted. Don't forget YOUR takehome outfit either!
    Good luck momma!

    Answer by jmpeskie at 9:20 PM on Feb. 20, 2010

  • I never did! lol.
    I grabbed a book and put on comfy sweats when I left for the hospital.
    Then after I had the baby and was resting my hubby went home and got my tooth brush and hair brush.

    Answer by Malibustacy at 9:22 PM on Feb. 20, 2010

  • If you plan on nursing, pack some nursing pads. My milk came in while I was still in the hospital, and I had nothing to stop the leaking. Sears sells some really comfy nursing PJs, just make sure you buy them a little larger than what you normally wear. You're going to look about 4-5 months pregnant after the baby is born.

    Answer by Journey311 at 9:35 PM on Feb. 20, 2010

  • Along with everything else, I'd recommend items for labor like a soothing music CD that you like (along with a CD player if the hospital doesn't provide one), mints for dry mouth, a back massager, and a camera if you want pictures taken in the hospital.

    I also had my pregnancy journal with me so someone could keep track of the milestones of labor.

    Answer by AmberBrat at 9:47 PM on Feb. 20, 2010

  • I had mine packed early and luckily I did because I had to deliver my twins at 34 weeks! The one thing I needed that I didn't pack was REALLY BIG SHOES. My feet swelled like you would NOT believe and I ended up having to get my mom to bring me a pair of my slip on summer shoes to wear around the hospital and home. Ohhhh my poor feet.

    I also tell women to pack their own good quality soft toilet paper because the crappy hospital stuff is awful no matter HOW you deliver. Ick.

    Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 10:31 PM on Feb. 20, 2010

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