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Who has done it before ? How many should I bring I was thinking of making it easy and just bringing a dozen preemie IPf. Is that enough? what about covers how many?
 

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We didn't start cding until we were home (and the meconium stopped), but I would probably bring a few more than 12 diapers. I've heard some people say their hospitals were resistant, but if you fight for it, it's likely you won't have too much of a problem. I would suggest if you let a nurse take the baby out of the room without you, tell her not to change the diaper while they're gone, or you're likely to have her come back in a disposable and your cloth one will have disappeared. You might also want to think about rice paper liners, so that you don't have to worry about washing the meconium out (which I've heard isn't a lot of fun).
 

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I didn't bring cloth dipes to the hospital, but I wanted to say you won't need too many unless you need an extended stay there - til your milk comes in they don't soil too many diapers. About one to four the first day, two to six the second I'd say. But bring extra if you have them. And meconium is a little hard to clean but not that terrible, some kind of liner like the PP said might be good. And if you room-in the entire time they'll hardly notice the diapers. Go with, or send daddy with, your baby to the nursery for tests to make sure they don't do anything you haven't agreed to as well as to guard the diapers.
 

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From what I got from another forum is to bring about 24 so I/m gonna bring 12 pipf and another 12 fitteds. I dont really know what the hospital will say about the cloth but I cant imangine them having a problem? I'm gonna bring a big wet bag and take them home to wash <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I have my appt today so I will ask my dr see what she says. Thanks for the suggestion on the liners I will def. be buying some of those <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Fleece works just as well (if not better) than rice paper liners. I am going to bring 12 preemie prefolds and a dozen fitteds... some PUL wraps (so my wool does not get soiled) and since I'll probably be in a minimum of 3 days I think I'll just get dh to take them home and wash if I need more.<br><br>
In our hospital there is ONLY rooming in (no nursery) and the nurses never just take the baby. My dh will always be with him if he has to leave for any reason.
 

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I think I am just going to bring a few for the day we go home. I don't trust the hospital not to lose them or do something weird. I will be using some old fleece liners to catch any meconiun poos, then I can just throw them away if I need to.
 

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We did disposies with dd until we got home (she was a little early and we weren't done packing!), but this time I'm bringing cloth. If I recall correctly, dd only went through 4-6 diapers the first few days, then it bounced up to 12-14/day when my milk came in. I'm bringing Kissaluvs because they fold down in the center around the umbilical cord. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Ok So her bag is packed and I'm bringing a dz preemie IPF, a cpl nb pockets, 6 fitteds and 4 prowrap covers. I talked to my dr at my appt yesterday and she said the hospital would not have a problem with me using cloth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
The babies room in so I dont thin there would be any issue with the nurses doing something to my cloth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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If we CD at the hospital, I'm only going to bring a 8-12 kissaluvs sz 0. I don't plan on being there more than 24 hours. We may end up using sposies while there and just bring a couple CDs for going home.
 

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I think Im only going to bring some for the day we go home..and I'll use the sposies in the hospital. but i really would love to say that he's been cd'd since birth....i'll think on it. I just don't want to have to deal w/ meconium dipes! yuck!
 

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DD has been in cloth since birth! Doing cd at the hospital wasn't a hassle at all. I brought a ton of dipes but only used maybe 10 over 2 days. I used newborn fitteds mostly, but will probaby try prefolds next time. Now that we're old pros at the whole cd thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I brought one of our waterproof bags that hangs & hung it on one of the hooks in the hospital room. Every time we changed we just tossed it into the bag. Meconium is NOT as bad as you think! A liner is great of course. DD did her first bm in a RB FLAM. My most expensive/cute dipe of course. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> No biggie. I had a thin paper liner in it, I tossed what I could, rinsed it out in the toilet a bit, & tossed it in the bag with the rest. The dipe was fine & didn't stain or anything.<br><br>
Good luck!<br><br>
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what are the paper liners y'all are talking about...if i could just use some liners, i'd be fine w/ cd'ing in the hospital. I just don't want to ruin any dipes...I guess I could just buy some fleece from the fabric store and sew some quickie cheap liners/doublers and use those and if they're too gross, just toss 'em...
 

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Well, you can buy rice paper liners. Mine were just strips I cut from these really soft paper wipes they gave us when DD was born. Don't remember what they were actually for, but they worked fine for a liner.<br><br>
Your best bet is to probably just buy a 1/4 yard of cheap fleece & cut them. Fleece shouldn't need to be hemmed as long as it's fuzzy on both sides. Toss one in each dipe until the baby gets past that meconium stage. As I recall DD had one really large meconium bm, then a couple much smaller ones over the first couple days. Once you start seeing that nice yellow'ish runny bf poo you know you're in the clear. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Honestly, I didn't think meconium was as bad as it's made to sound. It certainly LOOKS funky, and is very thick and sticky, but in my experience the regular bf poo stained just as bad if not worse unless I soaked my dipes.<br><br>
Good luck!<br><br>
Holly
 
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