Why choose cloth nappies?
What are cloth nappies made of?
Which nappy to choose?
How many nappies will I need
What care do cloth nappies need?
How to fold your nappies
How much does it all cost?
Troubleshooting Tips
Cloth nappies & the environment
How to boost a nappy?
Cloth nappying Twins & Triplets
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How many nappies will I need?

To get idea of how many nappies you may need, consider how many times a day do you change your baby's nappy, and how often you want to wash? To give you an idea, it is recommended that a newborn needs changing every 2 to 3 hours, that’s between 10-12 times a day. An older baby will need changing up to 6 times a day*. Most people like to wash their nappies every 2 to 3 days. Based on this, you may need around 24 nappies for a newborn and 18 to 20 nappies for infants and toddlers.

If you are using prefolds or fitted nappies, we would recommend 4 to 7 covers, these don’t need to be washed at every change. Nappy covers can be simply wiped over with a damp cloth and left to dry.

* For more information you can Google how many nappies newborns and toddlers use. There is a lot of information out there! Personally, changing my newborn after every feed lead to 8 – 10 nappies a day.