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I teach Lamaze classes at a local hospital & we have to spend 8 hours a year observing labor/births, etc on the L&D floor. So, this week I went in for 4 hours & got to observe a C-Section (It was for a placenta previa & I got to watch the entire surgery & take pictures for the family, etc.) So, this adorable little baby comes out all warm and soft and slimy, and within minutes they've dried her off & the nurse asks me to pass her a diaper. An ICKY, plastic, crunchy, horrible 'sposie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> It was so sad to see that crunchy icky paper going on that soft, tiny new tushie!!!!<br><br>
Next time around, no 'sposies for us in the hosptial! I don't care if we use baby blankets & medical tape to hold them on :LOL, I want soft cotton on that soft bum.<br><br>
Amy
 

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I agree! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Aww, it's not that bad! I remember after Bret was born the nurse said something about his first piece of clothing being the diaper (which was a disposie) and I sort of inwardly cringed... but then I looked at my beautiful little nb babe and it didn't matter.<br><br>
Yeah, disposies are icky, but they are ok every now and then.
 

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I've got to get in a good word for Swedish Ballard hospital in Seattle...When I was there earlier this summer to attend the birth of my friend's baby, I was so pleasantly surprised when the labor nurse brought in a tiny cloth diaper along with the receiving blankets, and put them all under the warmer to wait for the baby. Apparently, all of the babies born at Swedish Ballard wear cloth for as long as they're in the hospital.
 

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Is it possible to request cloth at the hospital? DD was 5 weeks early (deliverd via CS) and spent about 5 days in the NICU at Fairfax Innova in Fairfax, VA. I don't remember being offered cloth, but I didn't ask, either.<br><br>
I'm due Mar 06, but I fear we'll be early again. The doc wants me to schedule another CS, but he said ultimately he's a libertarian and if I want VBAC, he'll support me.<br><br>
Anyway - my question is this - have any of you successfully requested cloth at the hospital for your newbies? Any specific experience at Fairfax? Did you provide them? (probably!)<br><br>
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Awww..... Amy, you should have stuck a little Angel Wraps on that new bum! :LOL What a lucky baby that would have been! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I have been thinking about this for next time - I would LOVE to CD my next baby from birth - but I am sure I will be in the hospital for 3 days (as I will have a c-section) and won't that be like 400 million diapers that I have to bring with me? I guess I can just get a ton of infant prefolds and some covers, and go for the cuter diapers when we are home and a little older. Good thing I am planning this now, when I am at least a year away from doing another IVF cycle! LOL<br><br>
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If you CD from day one, is the meconium hard to get out of your diapers? Would it come out of micro fleece better? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
I would really like to CD in the hospital for my next baby too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> Especially since I was in there less than 24 hrs with my son. 1 day in only about 200 million diapers, that will take up less room than 400 million. :LOL I can handle that, or should I say, I will let my DH handle that! :LOL
 

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Meconium doesn't stain that bad at all. In fact, blueberry toddler poop (sorry for the gross mental image) stains far worse ime. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I went home the very next day after having Bret so he was still pooping out meconium in cloth at home and it was no problem at all.
 
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