When you leave the hospital, take as much as you can, since you/your insurance have probably already paid for it. When we left the hospital with Howard, we were specifically told to take everything they provided for him, including diapers, wipes, an aspirator, hats, and a wash pan. We needed to leave the shirts and blankets. I was also told to take as many pads as I wanted. Since I had a c-section, they had given me special cottony wipes to lay on the area to keep it dry. I asked for some to take home, and they gave me an entire package! Also, since I was breastfeeding, I was provided with bottles, nipples, syringes, breast shields for the pump, and lanolin. All of which I was told to take home with me, in addition to three extra tubes of lanolin that I requested. Since we have fairly good insurance, I paid for none of this, and it saved us a lot of money, and probably at least one trip to the store.