Im sure this has been asked and answered loads of times...
Any recent rotunda mammies got any advice re what to pack for my hospital bag. How many sheets / blankets for baba etc... I thought they would have given me a list or something?
Ladies, there's a sticky with good tips on this.
I had my DS in the Rotunda 10 weeks ago. The Rotunda provide sheets and blankets so there is no need to bring any with you. All the blankets are blue so if you are having a girl or don't know sex you might want to bring a neutral blanket with you. I brought a cream cellular blanket for first photos in case we had a girl and I never used it. Maybe a couple of muslin squares for spit ups but I got fresh sheets no problem whenever I wanted.
We got a list at our ante natal class and there is one on the Rotunda website also. I would bring at least 7 babygros and vests. I stayed the three nights and used all of mine. I also had brought PJS for myself for afterwards as I never really wear night dresses but for me personally the nighdresses were far more comfortable after giving birth.
I knew chickening out of the ante natal classes would come back to bite me in the ass!
Thanks for your reply Asscher, that's exactly the info I was looking for
Hi Pinky Winky,
I just happen to have my Rotunda list from the Antenatal class in my bag today because I was out getting some bits yesterday so here it goes, you will need 2 bags.
Ligthweight dressing gown
Personal stero/something to read
Mother ( post natal ward bag)
4 night dresses/Pyjamas ( front opening if you plan on breastfeeding)
Maternity pads (2 packs)
Lots of cotton underwear or disposable pants
Phone charger/Phone credit
Plastic bags to send washing home in
Have your going home outfit ready for your partner to bring in. dont forget to choose something loose fitting.
Baby (post natal ward)
2 soft towels
6 cotton vests
Baby scratch mitts/baby hat
Baby bath lotion
bag of disposable nappies
Hope this helps happy shopping
Thanks for that soexcited, I just printed it off to use as my tick list!
Yep, the Rotunda provide sheets and blankets so dont bother packing cos they take up a good bit of room.
No problem at all my SIL had a baby a few weeks ago and she said she would highly recommend a water facial spray she said it was a god send so I will picking up one of those myself!!!