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Hospital bag

First time mommy here! I'm 32 weeks and 5 days. Question is when should I start packing my bag? What's really necessary to bring with you as far as for the baby and myself? TIA!
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Call your hospital and see what they provide. My hospital provides everything you need for baby. However I like to dress my baby when I'm there so I bring outfits, plus a going home outfit, socks if the outfit doesn't have feet and a blanket to throw over the carseat. As for myself, the hospital provides pads and mesh underwear (don't like them) so I will be bringing my own. I think they provide toliteries too but I will be bringing my own, such as shampoo/conditioner, body wash, soap, deotorent, toothbrush, toothpaste and makeup. I will also be bringing breast pads because last time I wish I had them. I'm bringing two-three outfits (pants and shirt), socks, bra, and underwear. As far as other things go, my cellphone charger, camera, hospital papers and of course the carseat will be in the car. I may have forgot a few things but I hope this helps. Oh I'm having a girl so I will be bringing little headbands. I'm too excited for that!(:
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Thank you, this helped me a lot!
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You're welcome (:
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Oh I almost forgot scratch mittens.
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I just had my baby boy 8/16 via csection (due to him being breech) and my water broke at 37+2 weeks I actually was doing last minute shopping that morning to finish packing my suitcase! Here's what I packed! A couple loose dresses to go home in, a robe and slippers, socks (wasn't a fan of the hospitals) toiletries and hygiene products, hair tie, cheap flip flops they were like 50 cents, to shower in the hospital in, I brought my baby book to start writing in that, nursing bras. If you're addicted to your phone like I am I suggest buying a 6 foot charger to reach your bed lol I had to charge mine across the room which was annoying and I couldn't really walk. I wish I brought my laptop also (since I was in the hospital 4 nights) bring a going home outfit for baby. the hospital provided everything else for me: pads, underwear, nipple cream, breast pump, diapers, wipes, baby shirts.
I can't think of anything else.
Start packing around 35w ish cuz you never know when your water could break or anything else happening :)
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