HOW DO I GET STARTED?
The number of cloth diapers you will need will depend on the age of your baby. A newborn typically goes through 10-12 diapers a day, while an older baby may need 8-10 a day. It is recommended to have 3 days worth of diapers to start out with. You could start with less but that would mean you are washing much more frequently.
Your budget and choice of diapers would also greatly affect the number of diapers you purchase. Prefolds and covers are definitely the more frugal choice, but come with a slight learning curve. I have known many moms who started with pf's and were turned off because of it. I personally would say, if you have no experience with cloth diapers at all it is best to start with easy diapers such as pockets or AIO's. Your lifestyle will also affect your choice in diapers. If your baby in is child care, easy cloth diapers are a better choice.
Here is an approximate breakdown of what you need to get started depending on your choice. You can also find a more detailed report here
Prefolds/fitteds and Covers
2-3 snappis or 4 sets of pins
20-30 pocket diapers
same amount of inserts
doublers for night time
Obviously, the numbers would be different if you used a bit of everything. There are tons of cloth diapering accessories out there, but you do not need all of them right away! If you are looking to start small, go with the necessities:
diaper sprayer- I HATE dunking!
20 cloth wipes
1 travel wet bag
These are nice to have but not needed right away:
Making the decision to use cloth diapers with your little one is such an exciting but sometimes overhelming event! That is the purpose of the Cover The Booty event! I want to tell you the facts and answer any questions you may have regrading cloth diapers! So, please email me with any that you have!