The Best Thing Since Aquaphor

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  1. deet

    deet Chicken

    The first time I took quite a bit. The second time I took my own travel toiletries, outfit for baby, chapstick and a phone charger.
     
  2. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Also take everything because they're stingy after your first kid.

    With S we brought home bottles, formula because he was struggling with nursing, tons of diapers and mesh underwear. This time I got 1 pack of mesh underwear and that's about all.
     
  3. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I also liked my maternity yoga pants for take home and recovery because of the support they provided, but some people like maxi dresses because they don’t touch the incision. I’d put both in your hospital bag and see how you feel. I imagine if I had a
    C-section again I’d wear mostly maternity yoga pants and compression tops, anything that provides support. I’d also look into comfy support belts; the hospital provided me with one and while it was helpful it wasn’t comfortable.

    Other c-section advice:
    - Get some silicone scar tape when you start to heal
    - make sure your sleeping and diaper changing setups don’t require you to bend over.
     
  4. deet

    deet Chicken

    They remembered you??
     
  5. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I got more loot with #1, but it was a different hospital. And I was really struggling from a birth injury so I think the nurse on duty took pity on me and loaded me up. But ask for a diapers refill shortly before discharge and take all they bring you. Or start stashing them from the get go lols. For every change, stick one in your bag and keep asking for more :p
     
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  6. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    I wonder if this factored in for me... I know the nurses felt bad for us, because they kept breaking the “rooming in” rule and taking L (with our permission) to hang out with them at the nurses’ station for a couple hours at a time so we could sleep. And they did 99% of L’s diaper changes too. At one point I specifically asked one of them to show N how to do it (I couldn’t get up at that point) because I knew he’d never changed a diaper before and I wanted him to practice!
     
  7. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Thanks to this thread, when I visited my friends and their one day old in the hospital today I was like “remember to take all the things from this room when you leave!!” :lol:
     
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  8. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    I'm guessing the toddler hanging on me tipped them off :wink:.
     
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  9. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    Boon baby bottles.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BL83415/?tag=danmel-20

    I LOVE these, especially if you are also breastfeeding. The shape of the nipple makes it easy for baby to get an awesome breast-worthy latch. The bottle is really comfortable in my hand. I love the silicone pouch and the cutout so you can see how much baby has drunk so far which is helpful for paced feeding. And they’re super cute.
     
  10. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I’m ordering some of these to have for my feeding babies. Thanks!
     
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  11. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I'm always on the hunt for successful bottles for breastfeeding moms. I've tried a bunch but there's no one size fits all. Excited to try them!
     
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  12. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    @moose I was expecting getting her to take a bottle to be a process, but it hasn’t been at all. Literally the first time I needed to give her a bottle, I tickled her nose/upper lip with the bottle, she opened wide, I shoved it in and she latched perfectly on the first attempt. And has continued to latch really well, on the bottles and at the breast. But I noticed she struggles a little more with latching as well on other bottles we have since tried. I keep going back to the Boon and she’s doing great with them. Omg, her face the first time N gave her a bottle was hilarious - like holy shit, Daddy has milkies too?!
     
  13. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    @Kimmers thats really promising! I’ve tried Dr Browns wide and Tommee Tippee but wasn’t really a fan of either. The latch wasn’t as easy for the babies to pick up on because it wasn’t exactly similar to breastfeeding.
     
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  14. ThatOneGirl

    ThatOneGirl Dear Diary

    I have these on my registry! I'll have to grab them since I plan on going boob to bottle.
     
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  15. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    These look similar to Comotomos, which are usually the winner in my mom groups when kids are having bottle trouble. Super easy to clean as well.
     
  16. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    Yes! We have Comotomo too and those are a close second.
     
  17. ThatOneGirl

    ThatOneGirl Dear Diary

    What are your must-have medicine/pharmacy items for baby?
     
  18. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    A good thermometer, and the HydraSense Baby aspirator. I’ve tried the bulb and NoseFrida but like this one best.
     
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  19. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    Saline drops (better for baby than the snot suckers because it encourages them to sneeze and clear their nose naturally, so we use the aspiratior sparingly), Tylenol, gripe water, vitamin D drops, benedryl (once they are old enough for solids, in case).

    Baby nail clippers (I feel like I cut her nails every 2-3 days), thermometer, baby brush and the rubbery comb to help with cradle cap, lotion and shampoo (I love the Live Clean soothing oatmeal baby kind for both that’s purple), diaper cream.
     
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  20. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    Rectal thermometer, infant motrin and tylenol, GRIPE WATER.
     
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  21. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    We liked baby motrin better than tylenol because it was clear so it stained less when she spit it out all over us. (ETA: 6m+ of course! Thanks CW)

    Also really like the Aquaphor and Cetaphil brands baby wash & shampoo.
     
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  22. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    For newborns just acetaminophen and saline. At 6 months pick up some ibuprofen and sunscreen.
     
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  23. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    Vitamin D drops if you’re breastfeeding. Saline drops and a nasal bulb or Nose Frida (we have both but I haven’t tried NF yet). Gripe Water is a miracle. N jokes about taking it himself lol. We have a forehead thermometer, I struggle with it but N has no issue.
     
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  24. deet

    deet Chicken

    Humidifier for a newborn in the winter. I would consider that pharmacy, I guess. Both my kids were born in the winter and I had Tylenol, Honest chest rub, vapor bath soap by J+J.
     
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  25. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Oh oh oh! Unscented boogie wipes.
     
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