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    For baby #2 I packed these things for the hospital: a stiff pillow for propping; sleeping bras; a comfy dress that worked for nursing and pictures (this made me feel much better after the frump of pregnancy and hospital gowns); and a Boppy. All of this in bag #2 - kept in the car until needed. The list is from greatexpectations.... I didn't take the tea with me -- but I had it on hand at home. Best advice I got? Tell the hospital that you want lactation help when you arrive! Product links in this board.

    Mother's Milk® - Traditional Medicinals.

    Boppy® Bare Naked® Pillow 1

    Sleep Bra - White | Medela

    Every parent needs this, but before you buy it -- ask around! There are lots to lend!

    Repurposing the Snap-and-Go stroller. This was a good investment on several levels. Its easy to use, compatible with lots of strollers, easy to lend, and has a life after its regular use.

    Another option to prevent leaving children in cars.

    Here's a quick visual to help remember that there is a kid in the car. It requires: a small brightly colored doll, wide ribbon or other material, and a clothing sharpie. See more about this topic:

    Ames 11-Tine Shrub Rake-1915900 at The Home Depot

    I submitted this idea to Parent's magazine for the It Worked For Me column ( Everyone should have a rake that they keep along side their toys. The box is a sweater box from the Container Store. I love these boxes: they are big, portable, clear, stackable, and can be repurposed in an amazing variety of ways. #organizedhappy