Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cloth Diapering from birth? What to pack for the hospital.

In my opinion there are three important things to consider when packing cloth diapers for use at the hospital.
  1. Cloth Diapers-  Pack a variety of cloth diaper styles and sizes.  While you don't need to pack an entire stash, you do want to keep in mind that you don't know how little or big your newborn will be.  Will he be 6lbs or 8lbs?  Chunky or super skinny?  If you plan to use one size, keep in mind that they might not fit yet.  Be prepared or you may end up having to use the hospital provided disposables.
  2. Clothing-  If you're new to cloth then you might not realize that fluffy bums often mean that certain styles of clothing, particularly pants, shorts, denim, etc. have to be the next size up to accommodate the cloth diaper.  This varies depending on the brand and fabric.  Bring an extra outfit or two just in case that newborn or preemie size outfit you love just won't fit the new little one.
  3. Liners-  Biodegradable/Flushable Liners are awesome.  Not only will they help with meconium stains, they make cleanup easier.  You can simply toss the dirty diapers into your wetbag and when you get home, remove the liners and flush.  You will have saved yourself a LOT of work.
Well, those are just a few important things to keep in mind when packing for the hospital, especially if you're going to be using cloth diapers from day one!

1 comment:

CarlaM said...

Thank you so much for this! I had no idea what to pack.


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