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Modern cloth nappy guide – before you start

 
Are you new to modern cloth nappies? Not sure how many to buy? Rarpz Design takes a look at how many reusable pocket nappies you’ll need, the cost of disposable nappies compared to cloth nappies and when to start using cloth nappies.
Are you new to modern cloth nappies? Not sure how many to buy?

Rarpz Design takes a look at how many reusable pocket nappies you’ll need, the cost of disposable nappies compared to cloth nappies and when to start using cloth nappies.
 

How many pocket nappies will I need?

For reusable nappies from birth, we recommend 18-24 nappies. Did you know a new-born needs changing around 8 times a day? Sometimes more!  For two children in cloth, you may want 30-35 nappies.
 

How much do disposable nappies cost compared to cloth nappies?

On average, each child goes through 6 nappy changes each day. That's around 5540 nappies between birth and early toilet training! You could have spent up to $4000 on just one child in disposables by the time they are two and a half!
 
If you spend around $500 on your nappy system, it can pay for itself within 6 months! 
 
If you cannot afford to buy a complete set of cloth nappies at once, start with just one. Then another when you can afford it, even ask for nappies as arrival, birthday or Christmas presents. You will have enough before you know it!
 

When to start using cloth nappies

Using a OSFM (one size fits most) nappy, you can start whenever you like. Coming home from the hospital and learning all about your new baby can be overwhelming in itself. We recommend waiting 2-4 weeks to give yourself a good start with breastfeeding and settling in with your newborn.
 
The most important aspects of using modern cloth nappies is putting them on correctly, and washing the nappies in the right way.

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Source: This article was written by Rarpz Design. The home of Bum Rarpz nappies, Shark Pups, Glow in the dark characters nappies and Rainbow Slices Wipes.
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