I see a lot of "coming home outfits" mentioned. Do babies wear clothing while in the hospital? What all do you bring for them?
I usually take a diaper bag of clothes and diapers. Just incase I am not happy with what they give me. And I have a take home outfit for, well taking him home Something weather appropriate and adorable for all the looky loos that get excited while you are being wheeled to your car.
I liked the little shirts and such they had for DS and I was so overwhelmed I never even thought about putting him in something else until we were taking pictures or going home. I don't even know if you are supposed to keep them in the clothes the hospital provides or if you can put them in your own clothes. I'm going to opt for my own clothes this time...
I only take an outfit to let baby wear home. The hospital supplies tshirts and diapers while we are there and we bring home any leftover wipes or diaps out of the open packs we have used.
I just found out that the hospital I am going to deliver at gives sleep sacs that have the flaps so I can swaddle... I guess it's a new thing they are doing so the babe can use that and I have warm stuff to bring him home in.
I think it also depends on how long you are in the hospital. Here usually a day for vag. birth and 3-5 days for c-sections. So because I have had c-sections I usually pack a couple sleepers and a going home outfit. The hospital here just had these wrap type dress looking thing- so unless they have changed what they put on them - I will pack some sleepers again.
Alrighty, thanks, guys! I guess I'll bring a few little things in different sizes if I think of it. I expect we'll be there a few days.
For Brynna I brought a few outfits but quickly discovered I only used an outfit we brought for her pictures and to take her home. Other than that it was just as easy to leave her in the hospital clothes. Here we have to stay 48 hours for a vaginal delivery.
I loved the little ninja shirts they wore in the hospital. I left him in that and swaddled in his blanket the whole time.
With DS I brought lots of clothes for him and changed him each day. After getting frustrated that the nurses would always take him and put him right back in the hospital t-shirts I got the hint (when I thought about it like a year later, lol). This time I will only take a going home outfit.
Ohhh, so they do want them in those hospital shirts? I wasn't sure and never even thought about it until now. I just left him in those shirts... I still have the first one and the little beanie. They are so tiny and super cute!
I just kept her in the hospital snappy shirts. It makes it eaiser for the docs and nurses to do what they need to do. I just had a coming home outfit!
What ^ she said I didn't think about it and changed him all the time.
Ohh I love the little hats!! LOL So cute.
Ok, that makes sense. I didn't even realize there were little hospital snappy shirts ... I was imagining these poor naked babies having nothing because I brought nothing! In that case, I'll still just bring a couple of different things for each baby in a couple of different sizes for the way home. Oh boy. I've always been an exceptionally light packer -- like they pulled me out of line at the airport on the way to Europe once wondering why all I had was a school bookbag. But thus begins my life of giant twin diaper bags and insane amounts of stuff. Everywhere. All the time. Is this happening? What? Who?
I am a heavy packer. We went to the beach for vacation and I think I packed nearly everything we owned. Looked like we were moving there instead of taking a vacation! LOL
And yes you will now officially be bogged down with an insane amount of stuff!
But thus begins my life of giant twin diaper bags and insane amounts of stuff. Everywhere. All the time. Is this happening? What? Who?
I know the feeling!
My hospital gives them a shirt, hat, and of course a diaper! They're wrapped up in the hospital blanket most of the stay as well, to keep them comfortable. It's only when they come to take baby's first picture (which is done right in the room with us) do we put their own outfit on, and it's the outfit that they're going to wear home.