Monday, December 22, 2008
How many diapers and covers do I need?
How many diapers you should get depends on your preference really.A good amount to have is two dozen but you don’t *need* to have that many.You could get by with a dozen if you washed every day.Two dozen would allow you to wash every couple of days instead which is much nicer.
It is nice to have *atleast* 6-8 covers.You don’t change the cover with every diaper change so you don’t need near as many covers as you do diapers.We personally use a mixture of nylon/wool/fleece..
A really good “stash” would be…
2 dozen diapers
1 dozen extra lay in soakers
6 nylon covers
2 wool covers
2 fleece covers
It makes cloth diapering really nice to have all of the above but you can definitely get away with less!
How long will my diapers/covers last?
There is no guarantee how long your diapers will last…..If taken care of well,our regular(new) diapers should easily last through two children(and possibly more!).The recycled diapers will *probably* not have as long a life as the new diapers but should easily last through one child and again,depending on the care,they very well may last through 2!