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cloth diaper question [Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker] ; 18 kids; noneya, TN, United States 3245 posts
4th Apr '13

I didn't start using cloth part time until my son was over a year old...so we didn't use that many in a day. I'm going to do the same with the newb...but I'm not sure how many diapers I need exactly. I have a bunch of prefolds, but I'm not a huge fan so I doubt ill be reaching for them often. I prefer pockets, and right now I have 8 adjustable ones. If I wanted to wash 1-2 times a week, how many more would I need to add? Ill be using disposable when we go out of the house and at night more than likely...so factor that in if you can.

rhondae Due June 10 (boy); 18 kids; Maryland 174 posts
4th Apr '13

I have 20 newborn but i plan on washing everyday though...i have a one year old and we just started cloth diapering him but i have 40 os diapers so i will have enough once my newborn gets out of the newborn ones

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
4th Apr '13

I didn't start CD-ing til a few days ago with my 4 month old but for the first month of his life he went through 11 disposables a day because I changed him everytime he seemed even slightly wet. A lot of ladies told me I should get 30 if I wanted to wash every few days. He was using so many disposables I just kept him in them til he could fit in a one size pocket or cover. He was super skinny & I didn't want to have to buy smaller dipes that would be useless after a month or 2



Edit: now that he's 4 months he uses 6 diapers a day, 7 if he poops. I have 3 fleece covers, 2 PUL Bububibi covers, 18 prefolds, an AI2, & 6 pockets so all together I have 24 so I can wash every 3-4 days. We still use disposables at nighttime until I get my charcoal bamboo inserts