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Honestly with DD, I only packed a NB outfit and a 0-3 outfit for going home. She was 8 lb. 2 oz. and fit in the NB one. I didn't dress her up in the hospital. She was always just swaddled in the hospital blanket. I think I will pack a few outfits for the baby this time. I also brought my Boppy (which I guess is for both mom and baby), but I didn't need anything else for her while we were there.
We didn't cloth diaper DD from the beginning (started at about 9 months) but we will be with this one. However, I think I will just use the disposables the hospital provides and start with cloth as soon as we go home. I don't feel like bringing home a bag of diaper laundry. Hopefully we won't be in the hospital for more than a day anyway, and I'd rather just start fresh once we get home. So really I guess I won't bring anything more than a few onesies and my Boppy again.
Even though our hospital provides going home outfits, DH and I have still packed a small range of sizes for when DS is born. (one preemie, 2 newborn, and 1 0-3 month size). We've also included baby booties, mittens to keep him from scratching his little face with his long nails, a couple hats to keep his head warm (as infants lose body heat through their head), a receiving blanket and a heavier blanket as well. Some good advice I got? Be sure any outfit you choose to bring him home in has leg openings to allow for the carseat straps. Hope this helps! ;)
My son was 8lbs 8 oz and 21 inches long and he fit into newborn clothes close to 2 months.
I didn't bring much for him. I had heard that the hospital had all you needed. I think for Olivia we'll be bringing a few outfits (just a sleeper or two and maybe some onesies) to wear in the hospital, Jordan always seemed cold. I'm going to bring a couple hats of our own and socks.
I also didn't breastfeed with Jordan but will try with her so I'm planning on bringing my my breast friend pillow
We learned so much the first time. We WAAAAY overpacked.
All you need is an outfit, the carseat, and wipes. Lanisoh if you plan to breastfeed. I did fine for the two days in the hospital without a boppy, and so will you. The wipes our hospital provided sucked and we were glad to have brought our own. The first poop is pretty tough to clean (or so DH tells me).
I have a Carter's outfit that includes a sleeper, onesie, and hat that I'm taking in size NB to take her home in. I'm also taking no scratch mittens and another onsie w/ pants in 0-3m, just in case. I may take a cute little swaddle, but that's it. I have a Boppy and a My Brest Friend pillow--not sure which I'll take yet.
We took a NB & a 0-3mo outfit with us, doing the same this time. The only other thing I packed was a light blanket. Honestly, didn't even need that because they had blankets there.
Double check with your hospital, but they probably provide you with pretty much everything you need. We went home with blankets, diapers, formula, burp cloths (cloth diapers technically), a paci, hats, a couple shirts & anything else that was in the drawers of his bassinet.