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Old 02-25-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Clothes for baby at the hospital?

Started a thread a year or so ago asking if hospitals let the baby wear real clothes. Many of the replies said no, because the hospital gown gives better access. But one thread recently ha most replies saying, "of course."

So I'm curious, did yours allow it? Do you just call and ask?

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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I don't think we tried with DD2. For DD1 we brought her clothes to the NICU for 6 weeks. I'm thinking if they allow it there odds are they will, ya know. I'm thinking of bringing a few easy access outfits cuz hospital shirts never fit right and are a PITA.
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Re: Clothes for baby at the hospital?

no one stopped us

The hospital provided a little shirt and a swaddle, but no one cared that we put the baby in sleepers.

I don't know what they routinely need access for? She had a leg band that kept falling off her foot and I think that's it.

but for nicu, I do think they get a little more strict with access type clothing.
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My curiosity got the best of me so I called the L&D floor and asked. They said baby is usually swaddled in blankets after birth but clothes are totally fine. She did mention "after a bath" 4 or 5 hrs later so hmm? DS got a bath late in the evening after a late afternoon birth but I only have pics and a very vague memory of it because I was on a super high dose of mag for the pre e hellp syndrome and I don't know what else I was on.

The access part, I don't know what the posters meant. Maybe emergency issues?
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Mine was in NICU and they had shirts, blankets and hats for her. If she was cold they had a sleeper for her. She had always slept hot so it was never a issue. It was a 3 days stay.

My first was only a 2 day stay and they didn't care but we used what they gave us.
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Re: Clothes for baby at the hospital?

I could see the hospital staff having policies for NICU babes, but otherwise "my baby, my choice."
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Our hospital allows parents to use their own clothes as long as the baby is in your room. If you're going for a walk with baby they need to be in hospital shirts and swaddlers with a parent that has a matching bracelet.

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Re: Clothes for baby at the hospital?

With DS he could wear whatever I wanted. I think mostly its if they have them on an O2 monitor, they go on the babys foot so snap sleepers are easiest.
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Re: Clothes for baby at the hospital?

We put onesies on the baby pretty quickly. I prefer them to just shirts.
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Had four in the hospital and always dressed them in our own clothes. This next one will be too. Already packed her a bag full! ;-)
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