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    Question Packing nappies for hospital birth

    I've only ever given birth in the US so this will be the first in Australia. I can't seem to find anyone who actually knows, so maybe someone here?

    We plan on using cloth nappies at home, and only disposables if we absolutely need to for trips away from home.

    We were told that we needed to provide our own nappies for the birth at the hospital, but we aren't going to find out the gender of our baby before the birth, so are a bit stumped on nappies.

    Will they allow us to use cloth in the hospital, or does it have to be disposables? And, does anyone know of a good disposable that isnt gender specific? I haven't seen any that can be for either or out there so I'm a bit stumped!

    Thanks for any advice!

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    Huggies newborn are for both genders.

    I've never heard of anyone having to supply their own nappies in hospital - what hospital is it?

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    We use cloth but I had bub in disposables for the first few days as I just couldn't imagine cleaning the meconium from my beautiful white new cloth nappies! I doubt the hospital would stop you using cloth.. The disposables we used were baby love and a wiggles design. If u do get disposables just make sure you get some small enough as I had a packet that are still too big for her at 2 weeks old.

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    i think most newborn disposable nappies are for either gender.

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    Hi there, the hospital I went to offered their own cloth nappies and it was my own choice to use sposies after the first 2 days of using their cloth ones I think pampers brand are good for either gender if you were wanting to use sposies in the hospital...theyre the ones we used on DS Cant remember the price though sorry!

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    All newborn nappies are gender neutral. We used huggies, they were great.

    Even though your hospital has asked you to provide nappies, they may actually provide cloth. My hospital provided cloth nappies but asked us to bring in disposables if we wanted to use those. I can't see why they would have a problem if you wanted to use your own cloth though, go for it.

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    Huggies are great for newborns (I didnt like their older sizes though) cos they are gender neutral (green/white) and they have a wetness indicator to help you see if bubs' nappy is wet or not - I found this VERY useful in the early days when bubs wees are so small! I switched to cloth once DD had outgrown the newborn size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    I've never heard of anyone having to supply their own nappies in hospital - what hospital is it?
    The public hospitals I've worked in have always said to bring your own nappies (unless bub is in ICN/SCN). It's a budget issue and people steal them to take home. We had nappies in theatre/birth suite for after the birth, but on the ward you were expected to use your own. I guess if you refused to provide them, we would give you them but that never happened to me.

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    the paperwork from the hospital that i went to said that they had cloth nappies but we had to take a nappy for baby to wear home.

    BUt when i got there, they only had a small pack of disposable nappies to use for the first day and then we were supposed to supply our own.

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    Im going to Mater mothers in Brisbane and we need to take disposables with us although i think they provide you with the first 5 i heard. They specifically said no cloth.


 

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