Do I really need newborn cloth diapers?
Do you need newborn-sized diapers? Not necessarily! After all, most of the cloth diapers are marketed as one size fits all – from birth to potty! However, depending on the size of your newborn, you may actually use your newborn stash for about 3 months before transitioning to one-size cloth diapers.
How many newborn size cloth diapers do I need?
Having 2-3 days’ worth of diapers is a good starting point. That total will vary on your baby’s age, your laundry habits, and the types of cloth diapers you use, but we recommend a minimum of 36 for newborns, 24 for infants, and 20 for toddlers.
What age should you start using cloth diapers?
Keep in mind that while one-size diapers typically last through potty learning, they don’t fit newborns very well. We recommend starting with a one-size diaper when your baby is 12 lbs (2-3 months old).
How many Prefolds do you need for a newborn?
For the newborn time (the first 5-6 weeks) 2 to 3 dozen Orange Edge Newborn prefolds and 4 or 6 newborn covers. 3 dozen and 6 covers is really better than 2 dozen and 4 covers because some days a newborn baby will go through 20 diapers in just one day!
How many cloth nappies do I need for 2 babies?
It depends on the type of nappy you opt for, the age of your child, whether you’ll be using cloth full or part time and how often you intend to do a nappy wash. The general rule of thumb however is that you will need 20-25 nappies, with one cover per every five nappies for two-part nappy systems.
How many cloth diaper covers and inserts do I need?
So, if you’re using a system with reusable covers, plan on a 3:1 ratio of inserts to covers so you have 3 clean inserts to use with every cover. Therefore if you needed 24 diaper changes, consider 8-10 diaper covers and 24 inserts to suit your needs.