How Many Diapers Do I Need?
|The number of diapers that will suit your needs depends on 3 factors: |
|Generally, your baby will start out at birth needing highest frequency of diaper changes. As your baby matures and begins solids, pees and poops will be less frequent necessitating less changes. Fewer changes means you will not need as many on hand.|
Diaper Quantity Chart
The chart below shows the preferred number of diapers you'll need at any age based on full-time cloth diapering.
How Many Covers Do I Need?
|This question also depends on a few factors: |
|Generally speaking, most parents prefer to have on hand 1 diaper cover for every 4-6 diapers. So if you plan to have 24 diapers on hand, you will want to have between 4 and 6 covers. The covers themselves will not be soiled enough between every use to necessitate laundering after each time. Most parents find they are able to use one cover up to six times before they need to be washed.|
The number of covers may also vary depending on the type of cloth diaper you will be using. Diaper covers are not needed for All-In-Ones or for Pocket Diapers. You will only need covers based on the number of flats, prefolds, fitted, or contoured diapers you will be using.