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Probably not worth killing ourselves with CD's in the hospital but I also love to educate other mommies about cd'ing and that might be a good place? I am inclined to just start from home after Im feeling better (have to have a c-sect) but just curious if anyone cd'd at the hospital
 

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no<br><br>
and i didn't have any contact with other moms either <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
we waited till the cord fell off -- cuz i could cut the disp dipares to not run it and DS was so samll i could not fold the cloth ones down enough or keep them folded down<br><br>
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My first was a hospital transfer and the hospital uses clothd iapers, so yes.
 

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I was thinking in the nursery? But my twins were both in the NICU for awhile so I guess I met more moms that way, hopefully that will not be the case this time!<br><br>
I totally forgot about the cord DUH...like I said, my twins were in the NICU so their cords fell off before I Got to take them home!! Thanks! We will start in week 3 or so <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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At the hospital with my son, yes we did -- they actually provided cloth diapers if you so chose, so we didn't even have to bring our own. (Although we did anyway, and I'm glad, because the covers they had were kind of icky and plastic, not that I'm complaining too much, because hey, they provided cloth diapers!) At the hospital with my daughter, no. They didn't provide them and I didn't want to deal with the hassle just for one day of being in the hospital.
 

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I totally forgot about the cord DUH...like I said, my twins were in the NICU so their cords fell off before I Got to take them home!! Thanks! We will start in week 3 or so</td>
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I was in my room, DS roomed in and we saw no one who wasn't in our room to see us. then we left. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
While was in labor there was a tronado and all the moms and babies had to sit in the hall (floor to celing glass walls in rooms) and talk -- but i wasn't part of that.
 

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nope...didn't even think of cloth dipes until my son got "redness" on his tush at 2 mo...and since then he's been naked or wraped in cloth , no cover...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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without covers how do you ever leave the house? the carseatw ould be wet, the sling and so on...<br><br>
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Yup. I brought mine with me..Though only ones that saw them were the nursery while I was taking a shower and he was getting checked by pedi. One of the pedis wasn't impressed cause she couldn't figure out how to put it back on. Next baby, I'll probably bring some velcro ones for nursery visits..<br><br>
My 4th wore spoies in the hospital and came home with a red bum. Turned out she was allergic to spoies. Didn't want to chance it with #5..
 

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I was worried about meconium stains and unsure of what size my son would be when he was born, so I didn't bother buying cloth until he was a few weeks old. Now that I'm a cloth devotee and no longer afraid of meconium... I still wouldn't CD in the hospital if I had another baby. Of course birth experiences will differ, but mine was so chaotic that adding "where are our diapers" to the list of things to worry about would have just made everything worse. With rooming in, etc, I don't think anyone else would have known we were CD-ing if we had.<br><br>
I do wish that we had cloth on hand right away for when we got back from the hospital. It would have been so nice to get our little guy into something comfy as soon as we got home <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Congratulations and good luck!
 

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No.<br><br>
I didn't want to have to haul back a sack of dirty meconium diapers on our baby's first car ride home.<br><br>
Nor did I want my first few hours at home to be spent doing a load of diapers in the washer.<br><br>
We started at home once we were settled and comfy.
 

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WE didn't use cloth in the hospital but we did bring him home in cloth. All the meconium was pretty much out of him by the time we left the hospital on day #2 so that wasn't a big deal. Next time around I will CD in the hospital and just line them with pieces of an old flannel sheet to protect them from the meconium. The <b>newborn Kissaluvs</b> have a fold down snap to keep them off the cord stump ---- worked GREAT for us, better than the hospital sposies.<br><br>
I didn't see any other moms either. We just chilled in our postpardum recovery room for 2 days and did nothing but eat, drink loads of water, and stare at and cuddle our new baby in the queen size family bed! It was for our whole family (me, hubby and baby) to be taken care of in that way!
 

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I'm due in October. I wonder how hard it would be to CD in the hospital. There are so many battles in the hospital already <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
We may end up having our baby at home or in a birthing center though, depending on how things go and my bp etc.<br><br>
I think though that I would bring some pockets or fitteds or something because I cant imagine them being able to figure out how to work them and it would probably just be really frustrating. I wouldn't expect my DH to know how to do prefolds either. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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At our hosptial it would not have been an issue -- when i got there the nusre asked if we were going to use cloth. she siad we could put our alundy bag in teh diaper pail, and she would post a sign on it CLOTH so the hosue keeper person didn't throw them out.<br><br>
i would go with something easy -- DH did all but ONE dipaer at teh hosptial and the one i did i had trouble standing for that long. easy is best.<br><br><br>
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Our hospital provides them, but just prefolds and I will be new to prefolds. So I'm not sure...I might bring my own prorap covers and snappis just in case and try it out. And let them wash the prefolds.
 

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Aren't the first poos difficult to get out of the dipes? I remember my daughter's first poos (we were using disposables) were like tar and nearly impossible to wipe off her bottom, how do you wash a diper covered in that? Does it come out easily?
 

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Mec came off cleaner than bf poo.
 
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