Bringing diapers to the delivery?

Erin - posted on 03/08/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hey all, I am a first time mom, due June 1st, and starting to think about what I should be bringing to the hospital. I want to use cloth diapers for our baby and am wondering how many I should take with me when I deliver. Where I live it is pretty standard to deliver and be released within 24 hr. (they then have a nurse do home checks) as long as there are no complications. How many diapers can I expect the baby to go through within their first 24 hr. and if any other moms have cloth diaper experience and know any extras I should bring that I might not think of that'd be really appreciated!

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I didn't worry about packing diapers for the hospital. I used the disposable ones at the hospital and started on my cloth diapers after I got home! And I would also bring wet wipes with. At the hospital where I live they want you to use these rough, bleached rags to wipes your baby's bum! It makes me say ouch and I'm not the one getting my bum wiped!

Char - posted on 03/12/2010

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While you are in the hospital use the disposables they give you. With all the changes and adjustments you will be making after the delivery, the last thing you want to worry about is how to clean and transport dirty cloth diapers. Plus the first bowel movements are sticky, black and hard to clean, you will be glad for the disposables at the hospital.

I too am going to cloth diaper and have done it before. I will be taking 2-3 diapers with me so when I dress baby I can put a cloth diaper on her when I take her home. If we do not go home straight away I have a second diaper readily available to make a change.
Best of Luck with your baby.

Michelle - posted on 03/11/2010

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Generally diapers are included in your "baby cart" They may not allow you to use clothes ones at the hospital . I would check first ! I know they make a fuss over diaper output during the first day and making sure baby is getting enough to eat . If you are comfortable with it I would use the ones they provide and then start cloth ones at home , It will also give you an extra "break" for those first couple days not having to worry about diaper washing .

Niki - posted on 03/11/2010

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I did cloth diapers and found disposable liners really good ( mine were unbleached bio degradable/flushable) because you can lift out the poo and throw it away which makes cleaning the diapers so much easier. i also discovered that my nice new fluffy diapers didnt fold down small enough to fit my tiny son properly (he was only 6 12) luckaly i was given some old ones which were much thinner and floded down smaller - but i still eneded up cutting some of them to make them smaller, you could do the same with a flannel sheet. also plastic covers for over the diapers are total necessaty as is a barrier cream used at every change (as i was chemical free i made my own using olive oil and beeswax - super easy and really cheap) good luck! xx

Staci - posted on 03/09/2010

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Definitely use the disposable ones the hospital gives you the first few days...like the other mom said, the poop is really sticky and hard to wash out. Wait till you get home and the poop becomes looser before you switch to the cloth ones. Not sure your stance on wipes - if you are using disposable or not - but the hospital usually doesn't give you disposable wipes...they want you to wet wash cloths and use those which is REALLY tough on that tiny little butt. I would recommend packing a box of sensitive wipes too....

Allison - posted on 03/09/2010

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I think like 6-8 diapers for the first day, but don't worry if you use disposables for the first day or two, because those first few poops are really sticky and hard to wash out!

Denise - posted on 03/09/2010

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Depends on baby! They poop and pee A LOT the first couple months! And I mean A LOOOOOOTTTTT! hahha!

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