Quoting 5 plus 1 equals 6:" My 31 weekers, and IUGR 34 weekers came home in a car bed issued by the hospital. They had to ride in them until they reached 5lbs. I "believe" all hospitals supply them for free."
I'll add this to my list of questions for the hospital tour I'm taking later this month (I plan to do a tour in Jan or early Feb focusing on the NICU situation at the hospital and what services and such I should be aware of for preemies, then do another tour in April if I'm not on bed rest focusing more on the L&D stuff---I've done it before and have talked to my doc already about the L&D stuff, so I'm covered there pretty well, especially since I've already gone into triage for an IV once and know the procedure).
I was told to ask about free "loaner" hospital pumps if she's in the NICU too. That'll be nice because I HATE pumping and won't do it much at all if she can take the breast.