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Hi all,<br>
I was just packing my hospital bag and I was debating whether to bring my prefolds and newborn prowrap covers to the hospital to use, or should I just bring disposables? (I was given about 8 dozen of the things!)<br><br>
My issues are:<br>
Pro-cloth:<br>
I want to welcome my newbie with cloth and not paper.<br>
Cloth is softer for new skin.<br>
I'm just itchin to try out my new stuff!;-)<br><br>
Pro disposie:<br>
I won't have to worry about doing laundry the day after I get home.- I just know that it won't even occur to DH to do the laundry for me, and besides I wouldn't trust him with my stash. :)<br>
I don't know if meconium will stain or not.<br>
One less bag (of dirty laundry) to carry home.<br><br>
The issue is also extended to baby wipes too. I made about 30 flannel, single thickness, 9"x9" wipes that I plan to use, but now when I think of it, would it be easier to go with disposies with these too? (I have about 6 pks of sample wipes). Btw, is 30 enough for day to day use, considering that I'll probably be doing laundry every other day? And why do people recommend double thickness?<br><br>
What would be easiest for hospital use, keeping in mind that mobility will probably be somewhat limited (for getting water, extra supplies etc.)?
 

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I took my cloth to the hospital. I just wanted the first thing on my babies bum to be a soft fleece Kissaluv. I took a dozen Kissaluvs, a dozen prefolds and my proraps. It was so much easier than I thought it would be, newborns don't really start peeing alot until day 2 or 3 so I didn't even need to use a cover on him while in the hospital. And I didn't find that the meconium stained at all, it all washed out.<br>
I did use disposable wipes the first few days though because it was easier to get all that sticky meconium off and just toss them.<br>
I would say, give it a try! Plus washing them is so easy anyway unless you are having a c-section just throw them in the washing machine when you get home.<br><br>
As for wipes, I do prefer 2-ply wipes they are just sturdier to me and really help me from getting my hands dirty <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I think you need to double the wipes. I would have at least 50-60. Of course I use about 5-7 for a dirty diaper. My dh only uses 1-2. He thinks I'm nuts.<br>
When I was in the hospital- I used the wash cloths the hospital provided. You could use fleece liners if you don't want your dipes stained. I don't think you will need a cover. I would just ask your dh to do the laundry!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Oh- and two ply is better. I have both. I hate ny one ply. Like the pp said- 2 ply helps you not get your hands dirty- and they just do a better job. If you make more you can use the one ply for runny noses.
 

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was born in a hospital where they used cloth or sposies, you get to choose. I chose cloth.<br><br>
With Zeke the hospital he was born at they only had sposies and his birthmother used those until I showed up with my cloth diaper stash. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Well this is just my opinion...but I'm going to use disposables in the hospital again. The hospital provides them- you don't have to bring any.<br><br>
Meconium is thick and sticky and there's lots of it! I'd rather not have that on my diapers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Personally, I just want to focus on my baby and introducing him to his big brother. But that's just my opinion. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks for all the advice!<br>
Unfortunately the hospital that I'm going to only uses disposables, and I've seen them... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> They're way too big for newborns. I guess what I'll do is bring about a dozen of both disposies and cloth, that way I can choose what to use when I get there. Hopefully things will be uneventful and I won't have to be there longer than 24 hours.<br><br>
I think too that I'll make some more cloth wipes. Double sided this time. Maybe one side flannel and the other something else? Any suggestions? The only thing I know that would work would possibly be terry cloth.
 

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I think terry is good for getting poop off well. I sometimes also use gerber washcloths.
 

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Ditto the gerber washlcoths! That was we used for WEEKS after my DD came home. They were the best!
 
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