38 weeks pregnant with baby #3 sounds like a good time to get packed for the hospital... right?! :) My other 2 boys both came at 39 weeks so I guess I can't be putting if off any longer! The good news is I've had my regular hospital bag packed for a week now, I just needed to decide which cloth diapers and accessories to bring!I'm planning for about 48 hours in the hospital. I know some people like to get home as soon as possible after birth, but my hospital is incredibly baby and mama friendly and it's really like a vacation being there! I openly admit that I milk it for all it's worth :) My first son was 9 pounds 11 ounces and my second was 8 pounds 5 ounces. That makes it somewhat difficult to guess the size of this baby, so I'm bringing a few options with.
It will primarily be my husband and I changing the baby and since we've already cloth diapered 2 kids, we are very comfortable using prefolds and covers for the bulk of our newborn diapers. I do realize that on occasion a nurse or a visiting grandparent may change the baby's diaper so I'm bringing along a few easier options for them, just in case!
Here is what I have stuffed into a Large Planet Wise Wet Bag:
- 18 XS Imagine Smart Fit Prefolds
- 6 XS Diaper Covers in a variety of brands
- 4 XS Fitted Diapers in a variety of brands
- 6 XS All-In-One Diapers in a variety of brands
- A Small Planet Wise Wetbag stuffed with Imagine Flannel Wipes (which I will wet at the hospital)
- 2 Snappi Diaper Fasteners
- 12 fleece liners since I'm still unsure about the meconium on the diapers and circumcism care with diapers
- 1 small stick of CJ's BUTTer again, not sure if this will help with the meconium
My plan is to bring this bag up after the baby is born with his bag of clothing, etc. I have 2 diapers packed into my labor/delivery bag so that the first diaper to go on his tush is cloth! I had my husband decide which ones would be first, since I'm *hoping* he will be the one to put it on him! I'll post more about that with my "Cloth Diapering at the Hopsital" post at a to-be-determined date!
Even the best laid plans can sometimes fall through. I do have 2 dozen Imagine Smart Fit Size Small prefolds prepped and ready to go that any of the grandparents can bring when they visit if they little guy turns out to be not-so-little!
Did you bring your own cloth diapers to the hospital? How does my list sound? I'd love to hear about your experiences!