It's just not very practical for us too when DH would be relying on public transport. I'm pretty sure the hospital would be a bit funny about us using cloth as they provide pampers and I think it would be seen as a hassle and frowned upon. I would ask them when we would visit again next time, but the practicality of it without our own transport, getting through a huge amount of newborn nappies is really not good. Plus DH would have to wash them then too.
It wouldn't bother him as much to use sposies as it bothers me. And even less so if it meant he didn't have to wash nappies. Ideally what you'd want is to be able to have them washed on premises!
The statistics for BFing in Glasgow are really low, so practically everyone formula feeds in the maternity ward. I don't have a problem with that for others, it's just the free formula seems to encourage it even more. That's a whole other conversation though about formula industry and marketing.
DH was public transport only (although my Mum came to drive us home from the hospital bless her!) but to be fair we were only in one night with Grace as I was out of there as soon as they could discharge me!! (which admittedly was not as soon as it should have been!
The first few days they don't really wet much until your milk comes in so you don't get through loads of nappies to start with... Plus they're soooooo teeny (the nappies) that they don't take up much room
Just take a HUGE wet bag and wash when you get home...
I also used cloth wipes.
Our hospital also provide pampers - and formula if you ask for it
but they prefer you to bring your own disposables...
I was quite relieved that in a room of four only one mum was formula feeding from the word go
To be honest I didn't really care what the hospital thought about me using cloth - although I took every opportunity to show it off to the midwives
and the paediatrician who was very impressed
(XS thirsties I think he saw, with an XS Weenotions wrap!)