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Sleepers in hospital (baby) I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25111 posts
22nd Jul '13

If I bring warm sleepers to the hospital for baby, will they let me put them on her? She'll be born in the dead of winter and it'll be VERY cold. I don't feel comfortable her just being in a thin white shirt with nothing on her legs and feet other than a thin blanket...what did your hospital let you do?

user banned Due March 16; 18 kids; Springfield, Georgia 8473 posts
22nd Jul '13

My hospital leg me do whatever I wanted with my baby. They can't tell you that you can't dress your child.

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7069 posts
22nd Jul '13

It was cold when I gave birth to dd. I could have dressed her in whatever I wanted. But they had the heat turned up really high so she didn't actually need the warmest sleeper I had brought for her. As long as baby isn't in nicu or being treated for jaundice I think it's fine:

Landon & Harper*24 weeks* Due November 7 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Illinois 1085 posts
22nd Jul '13

I wasn't allowed to use my own clothes until I got to bring him home.

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
22nd Jul '13

Our hospital let us use DSs clothes and they had fresh baby clothes on hand in case you didn't come to the hospital packed. I wasn't home so didn't get my hospital bag and had to use their sleepers that afternoon. My son was born in a blizzard and our room was sweltering but they still insisted he be in a onsie and a sleeper over it. I would actually strip the onsie off him. He was getting too hot!

Ƥinkƴ 34 kids; 2 angel babies; Madagascar 23626 posts
22nd Jul '13
White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
22nd Jul '13

You can. DS was born in late December and they kept the hospital pretty warm. We also had control of the temp levels in our room so we could adjust it. We just kept DS swaddled in 2 blankets most of the time.

user banned Due March 16; 18 kids; Springfield, Georgia 8473 posts
22nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Monsters Mama:</b>" I wasn't allowed to use my own clothes until I got to bring him home."</blockquote>




That's crazy. I've never heard of a hospital doing that.

Jenny&Boopy 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7294 posts
22nd Jul '13

DS was a December baby. He had to wear what they put on him but they had the heat cranked up in there so it was never an issue.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 26783 posts
22nd Jul '13

A nurse I had gave me shit and said "She isn't a doll to play dressup with" since I was in the hospital 4 days and wanted to put her in cute outfits.

Kells. 18 kids; Fucking, Austria 17622 posts
22nd Jul '13

I'd imagine they'd let you do whatever you want. My hospital's did.
However, the room will probably be temperature controlled (mine was) and they put a lot more than one thin blanket on my kids, and they were born in April and May in Georgia and Florida, haha. My second kid was bundled so much you could have field goal kicked him and he wouldn't have even felt it.

Landon & Harper*24 weeks* Due November 7 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Illinois 1085 posts
22nd Jul '13
Quoting Sara [+2]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Monsters Mama:</b>" I wasn't allowed to use my own clothes until ... [snip!] ... my own clothes until I got to bring him home."</blockquote> That's crazy. I've never heard of a hospital doing that."


Yeah, I was pretty pissed. He had to wear the button up shirts the whole time. I did get to use my swadler though.

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
22nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sara [+2]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Monsters Mama:</b>" I wasn't allowed to use my own clothes until ... [snip!] ... my own clothes until I got to bring him home."</blockquote> That's crazy. I've never heard of a hospital doing that."</blockquote>




I wonder if it has to do with the fact that some hospitals have concerns for super bugs and germs that could get on the babies new clothes. One unit I stayed at in a hospital had a policy we not bring any outside bedding or towels because they didn't want our own things exposed to bacteria and virus' and then brought home. That's my best guess. I'm probably wrong but it rang a bell there.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25111 posts
22nd Jul '13

So maybe some thinner sleepers then and not the fuzzy ones?

Mama of *3* TTC since Feb 2013; 3 kids; Wisconsin 15834 posts
22nd Jul '13
Quoting I♡C&R.:" If I bring warm sleepers to the hospital for baby, will they let me put them on her? She'll be born in ... [snip!] ... being in a thin white shirt with nothing on her legs and feet other than a thin blanket...what did your hospital let you do?"

yes...after they do their initial checking and such, we were allowed to dress the kids. However, Ive heard from some nurses that they hate it--its much easier for them to get to baby for checks when they are just wearing those little snap tops and a blanket that the hospital provides.