Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hospital bag in retrospect

I thought I'd give a little update on what I actually used out of my hospital bag and things I wish I had brought instead. You can see what I packed in it here.

Here's what I used:

1 nursing bra
Face soap
Body wash
Dry shampoo
Lip balm
Anti-bacterial gel
Granola bars
1 hat and 1 outfit for Audrey
CBR Cord Blood Kit

I never ended up changing into my own pj's or comfy clothes that I brought with me (except for the day we went home). I only brought pant sets with me and since I had a c-section they were pretty uncomfortable sitting so close to my incision, so I just wore the hospital gown the whole time.

Here's what would have been nice to have with me:

1 or 2 nightgowns (cuter than the hospital gown but wouldn't bother my incision)
Smaller hats for Audrey
Lanolin cream (although I was able to buy it at the hospital)

Things I brought and didn't use:

Pj sets
Socks for me
Socks and newborn mittens for Audrey
Blankets for Audrey
Shampoo and conditioner
Flip flops

I hope this update can help one of you sort through what you might need in your own hospital bag! I used much less than I thought I would. I probably would have packed a little differently if I had known about the c-section but overall, I had plenty of what I needed.

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