(Closed) Does the hospital supply diapers while you're there?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2810 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Most hospitals do supply cloth wipes, disposible diapers, and a few other extras.

I would check with them just to be sure though, I know some have stopped doing this to cut costs.

Post # 4
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you done a hospital tour? They will tell you what you should bring.

Typically, at least here in the US, hospitals provide anything the baby might need except for their going home outfit. You only need to bring something for the baby if you want to use your own.

Post # 6
1762 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Where Im delivering the hospital do provide everything for the baby except for the going home outfits. 


Post # 7
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

in England they provided a nappy for when she was first born but i has to supply the remainder. They did supply bedding and formula (for those who chose not to or were unable to breastfeed). They also only supplied maternity pads on the labour ward not after so be sure to pack plenty. 

Post # 8
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@ScottishMrs:  I know you are in Ontario (same here) and our hospital doesn’t supply them (or much at all). We were told to pack at least 6 diapers/day plus wipes etc. I think they supply the first one or two but after that you are expected to supply your own. I attached a picture of our “list” of things to pack as supplied by our midwife – hope this helps! Definitely ask when you do the tour though, you don’t want to over/under pack. 🙂



Post # 10
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@ScottishMrs:  I thought the same thing. I packed 6 and it seems like overkill … I think 2-3 would be plenty!

Post # 11
6889 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I know for the US they do, usually disposable ones. In fact when I had my son after the stay in the NCIU they gave us a big pack of diapers to take home with us.

Post # 12
8880 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Thanks for posting this, I was wondering too. Our hospital doesn’t book until you’re over 30 weeks, so I can’t even book for another 2 weeks.

Post # 13
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We’re in Ontario but using a midwife, so if all goes well we could be booted from the hospital 3-4 hours after the birth (!!!). The hospital prep list provided by our midwife is very short:

$13 for hospital parking

Comfortable clothing for when you are hot and cold in labor (including warm socks)

Slippers or comfortable shoes

Comfortable clothing to go home in

Toiletry articles

Energizing drinks and food for the team

For the baby:

2 receiving blankets, one large warmer blanket, two hats, some sets of clothing including undershorts or onesies, sleepers, socks or booties if the sleeper does not have feet, and outerwear to go home in.

Olive or almond oil

Optional: pillows, music, massage aids, hot water bottle, ice packs, phone numbers of family and friends.

Post # 14
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

They did (and do if you don’y have any) but you are expected to supply your own afterwards (they do supply the first couple… they just automatically put the baby in a diaper after birth).  They didn’t supply pads though.

Post # 15
1291 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

The hospital I gave birth at supplied diapers. We DID bring our own to be on the safe side. I would certainly check with your hospital to see what they supply. 

Post # 16
6033 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

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@ScottishMrs:  Typically the hospital will provide things like diapers. But definitely ask when you go for a tour 🙂

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