LIFamilies.com - Long Island, NY


RSS
Articles Business Directory Blog Real Estate Community Forum Shop My Family Contests

Log In Chat Index Search Rules Lingo Create Account

Quick navigation:   

What to pack for baby - hospital bag

Posted By Message

LoLaBlue
PARTY OF 5

Member since 6/10

6900 total posts

Name:

What to pack for baby - hospital bag

With 4 weeks to go I have packed all of my stuff but I'm not sure what clothes to pack for DD.
Long sleeve onesies or short for while she's in the hospital? And how many?
She has her going home outfit so that's off the list.
Also do I bring hats? Blankets? How many?

TIA

Posted 2/3/13 9:19 AM
 
Long Island Weddings
Long Island's Largest Bridal Resource

StarsStripes
LIF Adult

Member since 12/12

1192 total posts

Name:

What to pack for baby - hospital bag

I would just pack a coming home outfit fot the baby. The hospital will dress the baby in onsies and typically the baby will be swaddled. But if you want to I would pack 1 short sleeve and 1 long-sleeve onsie juse in case. Good luck!

Posted 2/3/13 10:22 AM
 

islandersgirl74
Love Being A Mommy!

Member since 6/06

5804 total posts

Name:
Michelle

Re: What to pack for baby - hospital bag

When we are ready to come home, I will have DH bring her coming home outfit which includes a hat and a blanket.

Posted 2/3/13 10:49 AM
 

jennarose023
Jack's gonna be a big brother!

Member since 11/08

7769 total posts

Name:
Jenna

What to pack for baby - hospital bag

No need for clothes at the hospital they will dress the baby in a shirt or onside...we brought hats last time but they don't keep them on the babies in the nursery for the most part. A blanket for swaddling is good for a backup if you want ;)

Posted 2/3/13 11:05 AM
 

jennarose023
Jack's gonna be a big brother!

Member since 11/08

7769 total posts

Name:
Jenna

What to pack for baby - hospital bag

Oh and I brought the boppy last time and will again that was a must and also serves as a great neck pillow for you at night lol

Posted 2/3/13 11:06 AM
 

Hofstra26
Take Me To Disney!

Member since 7/06

24214 total posts

Name:
Kristen

Re: What to pack for baby - hospital bag

The only think I packed for the baby was a take home outfit and a burp cloth. While in the hospital I didn't dress my DD, she stayed in hospital clothes. They provide hats, blankets, clothes.........everything you need. I really didn't pack anything for the baby.

Posted 2/3/13 12:44 PM
 

alli3131
Peanut is here!!!!!!

Member since 5/09

18017 total posts

Name:
Allison

What to pack for baby - hospital bag

Coming home outfit that's it. They dress the baby in the hospital

Posted 2/3/13 1:58 PM
 

maybemommy10
Big Brothers to Be !

Member since 2/10

3868 total posts

Name:

Re: What to pack for baby - hospital bag

Rosary beads for his/her bassinet. Coming home outfit. Socks, hat, receiving blanket, heavier blanket, and bundle me for car seat.

Posted 2/3/13 2:05 PM
 

wishing2012
My heart is full

Member since 3/12

1961 total posts

Name:

Re: What to pack for baby - hospital bag

The onesies that our hospital used were huge! They swam on DD. So, you might want to bring one or two in newborn size.

Posted 2/3/13 3:00 PM
 

jams92

Member since 1/12

6101 total posts

Name:

What to pack for baby - hospital bag

I'm only bringing a take home outfit and blanket since its cold out.
In terms of onsies someone told me to get those special shirt things that have the space for the umbilical cord bc you'll want those the first few days

Posted 2/3/13 4:16 PM
 

baby22012
LIF Adolescent

Member since 11/12

870 total posts

Name:

Re: What to pack for baby - hospital bag

just a coming home outfit and maybe a nursing pillow.

Posted 2/3/13 4:23 PM
 

babyonthebrain
Brotherly Love!

Member since 1/08

6209 total posts

Name:
Rafaela

Re: What to pack for baby - hospital bag

Don't pack too much for the baby. A boppy if you'rebfeeding, A hat you really like, a coming home outfit, is really all you need. But make sure you pack your favorite pads for yourself because the ones the hospital gives you stinks!!!!

Posted 2/3/13 9:48 PM
 

NewMrsG
Love my GiGi

Member since 12/11

1442 total posts

Name:
Mrs. G

Re: What to pack for baby - hospital bag

Posted by jams92

I'm only bringing a take home outfit and blanket since its cold out.
In terms of onsies someone told me to get those special shirt things that have the space for the umbilical cord bc you'll want those the first few days



Side snap onsies are a must for the first few days. This is what they give you in the hospital. We ended up bringing one the second day because the one they had her in she was swimming in it. So we brought a NB sized one. But you don't really need anything for baby. Just coming home outfit.

Posted 2/3/13 10:06 PM
 

LoLaBlue
PARTY OF 5

Member since 6/10

6900 total posts

Name:

What to pack for baby - hospital bag

thank you all!

Posted 2/4/13 7:14 AM
 

Michelle1123
Baby #5 on the way!

Member since 9/05

7919 total posts

Name:

Re: What to pack for baby - hospital bag

I brought wipes for 2&3. My hospital only gives the dry cloths to wipe them with. After a c/, the first few days, I was annoying to have to walk to the bathroom to get them wet for every diaper change.

Posted 2/4/13 10:13 AM
 

dlj97
LIF Adult

Member since 7/10

4399 total posts

Name:

What to pack for baby - hospital bag

You don't need anything for the baby, but I am going to bring some of my own things. The hospital gives you diapers, "wipes", ointment, side snap onesies, hats and blankets. I brought my own clothes for DD to wear when people came to visit in the hospital and will do that again for this baby. Might bring wipes too. And I think some hospitals don't give pacifiers anymore, but I don't plan on bringing one.

Posted 2/4/13 10:17 AM
 

maymama
my little loves

Member since 8/08

18453 total posts

Name:

Re: What to pack for baby - hospital bag

bring TWO take home outfits. so glad I did with my son because he pee'd through the first one minutes after we put it on him.

if you are unsure on size of the baby, bring a newborn and a 0-3.

we also brought (for DD) 2 headbands, a few little hats, 2 swaddle mes and a muslin blanket.

winthrop does not provide pacis any longer.

Message edited 2/4/2013 10:41:41 AM.

Posted 2/4/13 10:41 AM
 
 

Potentially Related Topics:

Topic Posted By Started Replies Forum
How many weeks when you should pack your hospital bag without looking too overzealous to get baby out? munchkinfacemama 1/4/10 28 Pregnancy
hospital bag- what to pack for baby? cateyemm 11/24/12 12 Pregnancy
What to pack in baby bag for hospital? BabyLove11 10/6/11 3 Pregnancy
Do you pack a diaper bag too? or just a hospital bag for both you and the baby? Cookiegobbler 3/15/07 17 Pregnancy
spinoff to packing diapers in hospital bag...is there anything you need for baby Kerie-is-so-very 8/30/07 6 Pregnancy
Baby's Hospital Bag Diana1215 5/16/07 18 Pregnancy
 
Quick navigation:   
Currently 7086 users on the LIFamilies.com Chat
New Businesses
Carleton Hall of East Islip
J&A Building Services
LaraMae Health Coaching
Sonic Wellness
Julbaby Photography LLC
Ideal Uniforms
Teresa Geraghty Photography
Camelot Dream Homes
Long Island Wedding Boutique
MB Febus- Rodan & Fields
Camp Harbor
Market America-Shop.com
ACM Basement Waterproofing
Travel Tom
Yoga Womb/ SECS talk

      Follow LIWeddings on Facebook

      Follow LIFamilies on Twitter
Long Island Bridal Shows