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<p>I will probably keep some in the car in case I run out, but now I am wondering how many diapers I should take to the hospital?  I am going to try to break out ASAP, but in case I get stuck 24 hours, how many prefolds/fitteds/covers should I bring?  I will also need wipes, wet bags, and olive oil (barrier for mec).</p>
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<p>Any BTDT moms CDed at the hospital?</p>
 

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<p>I think we brought 6 infant prefolds, 6 newborn prefolds and 4 or 5 various covers.  We had planned a birth center birth, so we didn't intend to be gone long.  I brought so many just because I wasn't sure what would actually fit.  We ended up putting him in the hospital sposies for his first few diapers.  He was born at 9:45 PM.  I didn't put him in cloth until the next morning an hour or so before we left the hospital.  If you are strongly opposed to using disposables, I would bring a minimum of 18 diapers and 6 covers.  That way if they keep you longer than planned, you won't be worried about running out or at least have enough to get you through until someone can bring more.  </p>
 

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<p>I'm just going to wait until we get home to cd.</p>
 

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<p>Us too, things will be interesting enough with our first newborn without CD'ing before we get home.</p>
 

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<p>The hospital where we DD was born uses cloth so it wasn't an issue for us, but in the 12 hours or so we were there, I think we used 3 diapers. Newborns just don't go that much. I think I'd bring about a dozen for 24 hours just to be on the safe side, and if for some reason you're there for longer than that, someone can run home for you and do a load of wash. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Carlin</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284796/s-o-how-many-cloth-diapers-to-take-to-the-hospital#post_16111834"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>The hospital where we DD was born uses cloth so it wasn't an issue for us, but in the 12 hours or so we were there, I think we used 3 diapers. Newborns just don't go that much. I think I'd bring about a dozen for 24 hours just to be on the safe side, and if for some reason you're there for longer than that, someone can run home for you and do a load of wash. </p>
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My oldest son's hospital CDed.  I wish this one did.  I think a dozen should be plenty, with maybe a dozen of the next size up in the car.  I would rather over-pack since we will be 40 miles from home. </p>
 

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<p>I am CDing from the start. I have 12 preemie prefolds in my bag along with 6 Tiny G covers and 2 Thirsties XS. On top of that I am packing an additional 24 prefolds and 6 more Tiny G covers in a bag that will be kept in the car so that DH can run down to the parking garage and grab them if we end up with a C-section which means a 48-60 hour stay.</p>
 
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