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June 4th, 2014, 06:25 PM
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I can't really say anything for the US as I just don't know how things work there, but Canadian moms - ASK YOUR HOSPITAL IF THEY SUPPLY DIAPERS! When I had my daughter which was only 3 years ago, they supplied all diapers for the entire 9 days she was in there.

Now, they give you 3 diapers. When they're gone, that's it. Glad I found this out as I wasn't planning on bringing a pack, but I guess I will now!
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June 4th, 2014, 09:06 PM
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Wow...thanks for the heads up. Not sure if the hospital here does but I will ask. They did when I had my son.
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June 5th, 2014, 03:47 AM
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All of the hospitals that I've looked into between Hamilton-Toronto-Barrie don't supply diapers. You have to take your own and some even demand disposables rather than cloth. Not sure if they can do that, though. They also don't supply pads. I assume all or most American hospitals supply diapers because whenever I watch "what's in my hospital bag" videos they always say the hospital supplies the diapers.
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June 5th, 2014, 04:46 AM
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I have not had a baby in almost 5 years now. I am in the US....every baby I have had they supplied everything...pads...diapers...wipes...I imagine it is still the same but who knows.
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June 5th, 2014, 06:14 AM
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All of the hospitals that I've looked into between Hamilton-Toronto-Barrie don't supply diapers. You have to take your own and some even demand disposables rather than cloth. Not sure if they can do that, though. They also don't supply pads. I assume all or most American hospitals supply diapers because whenever I watch "what's in my hospital bag" videos they always say the hospital supplies the diapers.
We are using cloth for baby, but I am taking a bag of disposables to the hospital. I don't want to keep dirty cloth diapers hanging out in my room with me. Yuck!
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June 5th, 2014, 07:09 AM
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Here in the US they do provide diapers. So many that you can actually bring diapers home. I won't be starting cloth until Gabe comes home.
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June 5th, 2014, 07:35 AM
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At my local hospital they used to provide unlimited diapers, pads, wipes, receiving blankets etc...they would even send you home with extras. But now they stock the cupboard in your room with 5 of each and that is all you get, after that you have to provide your own.
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June 5th, 2014, 07:58 AM
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Yes they do provide diapers - and usually they stuff you full with diapers for the "travel home" aka they give you full packs of diapers before you leave My hospital is really good about that LOL
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June 5th, 2014, 07:58 AM
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What BYOD?? that sucks I am sorry to hear that. I hope the US hospitals don't get any ideas.
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June 5th, 2014, 09:42 AM
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I just had my hospital tour yesterday (I'm in Florida) and we get unlimited diapers, wipes, etc. during our stay. Thank goodness - one less thing to worry about packing!

I was just reminded again though of the discrepancy between US and Canadian maternity leave and I'd much rather suck up bringing diapers to the hospital and get a bunch of weeks of paid maternity leave vs my 0 paid days of maternity leave. Serenity!
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June 5th, 2014, 09:53 AM
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I will need to make sure I ask about that when I go for my hospital tour. Honestly, I don't know if that is the type of thing I would ever have thought to look into! Thanks for the caution!
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June 5th, 2014, 01:53 PM
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yeah, here in the US, they give us everything...diapers, wipes, pads, witch hazel pads, ice packs, dermoplast spray, a water bottle to wash off after you pee, clothes for baby to wear in the hospital, hats, blankets, pacifier and formula if you use them, and a diaper bag full of stuff to take home. Oh yeah, and mesh panties for mama so you don't ruin your own.
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June 5th, 2014, 03:27 PM
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In the US, stuff like wipes, blankets,ect, are ours that the way the hospital looks at it. You're insurance/out of pocket pays for the room, and everything in it, so even if you don't use it your still paying for it.



I think this is the diffence.?
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June 5th, 2014, 03:32 PM
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In the uk we don't get anything supplied apart from pads but on the flip side I get 9 months paid maternity leave which I won't give up for anything! lol x
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June 5th, 2014, 06:32 PM
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What BYOD?? that sucks I am sorry to hear that. I hope the US hospitals don't get any ideas.
Bring Your Own Diapers.

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In the US, stuff like wipes, blankets,ect, are ours that the way the hospital looks at it. You're insurance/out of pocket pays for the room, and everything in it, so even if you don't use it your still paying for it.



I think this is the diffence.?

I don't think so. With my daughter three years ago, they supplied everything. Diapers, wipes, blankets, pacifiers, you name it!
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June 9th, 2014, 08:47 AM
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In the US, stuff like wipes, blankets,ect, are ours that the way the hospital looks at it. You're insurance/out of pocket pays for the room, and everything in it, so even if you don't use it your still paying for it.



I think this is the diffence.?

This is probably why they will continue to supply them in the US hospitals because you are paying for it through your insurance. Where as in Canada the hospitals would be trying to cut costs. I know the tiny hospital where both my sister's had their kids supplied everything for the baby you didn't have to pack anything, when most hospitals provide you a list of what you need to bring.


This is the list for the hospital that I am registering with. I am planning a home birth and didn't even consider this before now but I think I should have this stuff packed and ready to go just in case.


For Mother:
• Comfortable pajamas/clothing
• Breastfeeding pillow*
• Sanitary napkins (at least one pkg. of large pads)
• Favourite pillows x 2
• Supportive bra
• Kleenex
• Deodorant
• Toothbrush & toothpaste
• Hairbrush
• Shampoo
• Soap
• Washcloth
• Mouthwash
• Snack/juices
• Lotion
• Sleeping bag/pillow (for significant other if
staying in a private room)
• Chapstick
• Music (cordless)
• Plastic drinking glass
• Pen/paper
For Baby:
• Infant car seat
• Newborn diapers (at least 1 pkg.)
• Clothes and blankets to wear home
• Soap/shampoo
• Barrier Cream
(and manufacturer’s instructions)
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