How to Use Cloth Diapers - How Many Diapers to Buy for a Newborn
How Many Diapers to Buy for a Newborn
Before your baby is born, you probably want to stock up on
cloth diapers so you will be ready when the baby arrives. Or, maybe you
just need to know how many diapers to register for your baby shower
What Size Diaper for a Newborn Baby?
Babies grow fast and their size at birth can vary a lot. A 5lb
premature baby has just a tiny handful of bottom and needs a very small
diaper (a cloth or several wipes will usually do), but a 9-10lb newborn
may gain weight so quickly that they only fit a small diaper for weeks.
How Many Diaper Changes Per Day?
Most newborn babies will wet about 12 times a day. You should
change a baby's diaper whenever it is wet to avoid rash and irritation.
Plan on at least 12 diapers per day plus a couple at night and a few
more for accidents. You will need 15-18 diapers per day. If you are
washing every two days, start with 3 dozen diapers to be sure you have
Start with Prefolds
Because babies can grow so quickly in the beginning, you might
want to start by stocking some prefolds. That way, if your small fitted
diapers are too large for a few weeks, you still have diapers that fit
well for your newborn baby. You can use the small prefolds later as
diaper doublers and general purpose baby wipes.
Diaper Baby Gift
Cloth diapers are a wonderful gift for a new parent. This will
save the parents money and start the baby out right with diapers that
will be reused over and over again.