With so much information available at your fingertips, getting started can often feel overwhelming. Perhaps you realize the benefits of cloth diapering but want to know more about how to start cloth diapering. The great thing about it is that it only takes a little bit of knowledge and a handful of products. We’ve found that if you keep the products and process simple, cloth diapering can become a natural part of any family’s routine. After all, Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.
So, here’s what you’ll need to get started cloth diapering:
24 cloth diapers.
Choose your cloth diapers in the style of your choice. If you’re choosing a two-piece system, such as Flip or Econobum, we recommend 24 inserts and a minimum of eight covers. You’ll use a cover 2-3 times before changing it. Through the first few months of life, parents will be using and washing approximately 12 diapers per day. Newborns are fed about every two hours and will likely need to be changed each time they eat. As a baby gets older, diaper changes happen a little less often.
We recommend that you wash cloth diapers every other day. With a minimum of 24 diapers, you’ll have enough clean cloth diapers on hand to get you through while the rest are in the washing machine.
One of the easiest ways to begin building your cloth diaper stash is with a beginner pack, designed to get you started on the right foot. You can start out small with a six-pack, save even more with a larger 12-pack, or get started with our easy Elemental Joy Cloth Diaper Kit, including cloth diapers and accessories! No matter what you choose, you’re sure to save even more when starting your stash in bundles.