Thursday, January 28, 2010

:: how many cloth diapers do you need? ::


I found a great new resource last night: Cloth Diaper Blog! It is well-laid out and chock full of good information, reviews and resources.

I loved this post about building your stash. How many cloth diapers do you need? The answers are here!

How many cloth diapers your baby needs is directly related to the type of cloth diapering system you choose, the age of your baby, and how often you want to wash.

We recommend washing every 2-3 days.

Why?

A diaper that sits is a diaper that stinks. It will be to your advantage, and your diapers’ durability and longevity, to stock up enough cloth diapers to wash every 2-3 days.

We recommend the higher quantity indicated for babies 0-9 months and the lower quantity for babies 9 months and up.

  • Cotton Prefold Diapers
    • Quantity per size: 24-36
    • Diaper Covers per size: 4-6
  • Fitted Diapers
    • Quantity per size: 18-24
    • Diaper Covers per size: 4-6
  • One Size Diapers - We recommend more one size diapers. Since they last from birth to potty training, they will get more use. A bigger supply will reduce wear and tear.
    • Quantity per size: 30
    • Diaper Covers per size: 4-6
  • Pocket Diapers - Basically just a diaper cover, pocket diapers require an absorbent prefold or insert stuffed inside. You will need to purchase an equal number of cotton prefold prefolds or diaper inserts to stuff the pocket diapers.
    • Quantity per size: 12-18
    • Diaper Covers per size: N/A (when stuffed, pocket diapers are a diaper and cover in one)
  • All In One Diapers
    • Quantity per size: 18-24
    • Diaper Covers per size: N/A
  • Contour Diapers
    • Quantity per size: 24-30
    • Diaper Covers per size: N/A

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