View Full Version : Are cloth diapers allowed in the hospitals for newborns?
11-30-2006, 08:48 AM
I feel silly asking but I truly don't know and don't know anyone who uses cloth diapers, so I thought I'd consult some cloth diapering experts.
Are you allowed to use cloth diapers in the hospital for your newborn or do they mandate the use of disposable ones and then you start using cloth diapers onceyou get home?
A question for my midwife, I suppose :D
Blessings to all!
11-30-2006, 10:30 AM
I don't know...and I use disposable myself...but I would personally choose to use the disposable ones for the first couple of days because of the tar poos that come out those first two days as their systems clear....we could barely scrub it off of his backside and we changed him immediatly after he had them.....I can't imagine having or being able to get it out of cloth diapers! :shock: LOL
11-30-2006, 02:44 PM
The hospital we used had cloth diapers and wipes and blankets and everything for you, you just used their cloth diapers, threw them in the laundry bin with everything else, and someone would come cart it away.
It was nice considering we had NO idea what we were doing so changing diapers often resulted in having to wash EVERYTHING because some poop would get on the blanket or whatever. LOL that would have been a LOT of laundry if it were our things!!
12-01-2006, 09:21 AM
Ladies, thank you, thank you, a hundred times thank YOU all! I really do feel a sense of sisterhood here and am glad I asked even though I felt silly asking.
I got some great wisdom, some good giggles, and some amazing eyebrow raising "ah-ha" moments.
There isn't anyone I can consult with family nor friends, as everyone uses disposable, so thanks for taking the time to share your advice.
With all of the wisdom shared, I feel at peace in knowing what to do when my time arrives. If the good Lord wills it! Hope to get to be blessed soon. :lol:
I took a few in for pictures and such, and the nurses there were eating them up!! We need to spread the word!
Anyway yeah, with the meconium, and the hospital giving us free Pampers, and the stitches, and laundry in the basement, we used sposies in the hospital and for a few days at home.
At the hospital I had Matilda in, they actually supplied cloth diapers which was fantastic. Is your DH going to take them home and launder them because I can only see a problem if you are wanting them to wash the diapers...
12-04-2006, 03:17 PM
DH and I talked this weekend about using cloth diapers in the hospital and I shared what I learned from the experiences here and the advice shared. He is excited about the idea of cloth diapers, well at least until he has to change the first one, I presume. :lol:
We both agreed, from the wisdom shared here, using disposable in the hospital is a great idea then transition to cloth diapers once we get home. Since we'd be quite overwhelmed being first time Mommy and Daddy in addition to first time cloth diapers, we'll play careful and cautious for first timers.
I do like the idea of cloth diapers in the hospital for fun and pictures, we'll most certainly do that! I didn't even think about that, but that is such a neat idea, thanks Rach. We'll pack one and give it a whirl. I always say, "when we plan, God just laughs."
Now, onto finding which cloth diapers to use. :wink:
12-05-2006, 08:52 PM
I have permission to use cloth at the hospital... I also had cheap 1 dollar fleece I got at Walmart that I have cut into liners for the meconium... thern I don't mind throwing it away. (the liners that is)
So I am going to do it... this is our third and last baby so I wanted to do what I wanted to do!
here's a pic... he was due on St. Patrick's Day so we got a cute shamrock AI2. They had to measure all his 'output', so we just used it as a cover.
12-06-2006, 10:46 AM
12-08-2006, 01:41 PM
I used cloth on TJ when he was born, it was easy. No one sadi anything bad about them. My new baby will have cloth only too.