How many reusable nappies do I need?

This is one of the most common questions I am asked when talking about reusable cloth nappies. The answer depends on how often you plan to wash them and how old your baby is.

If you are starting with a newborn or newborn size nappies, you'll need more as you change a newborn so frequently in the early days. You roughly change every 2 hours (sometimes more!) which can mean you go through 20 nappies in under 2 days! A brilliant solution to this are all in two options such as the Close Pop In nappy as you can use the same shell 2 or 3 time and just change the absorbent part. For more information, please get in touch or check out our newborn collection by clicking the image below. 

Selection of newborn nappies

If your little one is bigger and you are using onesize or birth-to-potty nappies, you're likely changing baby every 4 hours roughly. If you wash every other day, you'll need around 15-20 nappies. I would recommend 20-25 including night nappy options as then that allows you to wash every third day rather than every other. I don't have a tumble drier so rely on being able to air dry our nappies - either outside or on soctopus hooks inside. This means that sometimes I can't wash every other day as I need the first load to be dry and clothes washes to also get done so 20-25 allows me some flexibility. 

Check out our full onesize/birth to potty nappy collection by clicking the image below. 

Image of birth to potty nappies

If you want more information on building your collection, where to start or troubleshooting with nappies you currently have, please get in touch! 

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