How to get started with cloth diapers

There’s never been a better time to start using cloth diapers than now. Congratulations on making the decision to use cloth. However, choosing the right diapers and accessories can be a little overwhelming to begin. Here’s how to build your cloth diaper stash so that you’re ready to start using cloth diapers on your little one.

Step 1: Decide how many nappies you’ll need

Whether you want to start using cloth nappies part-time or full-time, here’s how many nappies you’ll need to begin.

Part-time use - 8 to 10 cloth nappies is enough for part-time use of 2-3 per day.

Full-time day use - 12 to 18 cloth nappies is enough for full-time day use of 4-6 per day.

Full-time day and night use - 24 to 28 cloth nappies is enough to use full time both day and night.

Note: Our nappies come complete with the outer shell and two inserts. Recommendations are based on doing a load of washing every second day, we’ve also factored in a couple of spare nappies so you’re never caught out.

Step 2: Add additional inserts

Having a selection of boosters and inserts will help you get the most from your nappy stash. Learn more about how to use boosters and inserts here.

Insert kits

Extra inserts give you the option to reuse covers, they’re also handy for rainy days when inserts need a little more drying time.

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Boosters are used in addition to inserts and designed to add extra absorption in night nappies or for heavy wetters.

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Step 3: Add eco-friendly accessories

Complete your cloth nappy stash with our eco-friendly accessories. Our range of cloth nappy accessories are thoughtfully designed to help make your life easy.

Wet bags

Wet bags are our number one recommendation for any cloth nappy family. Our wet bags are made with the same waterproof fabric as our nappy covers to make transporting cloth nappies simple and smell-free.

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Travel change mat

Our change mats roll up small to go anywhere you do. They are designed to offer your little one a soft and hygienic landing spot for cloth nappy changes on-the-go or around the home.

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Bamboo cloth wipes

As an eco-conscious parent, cloth wipes are the perfect compliment to cloth nappy’s. Our reusable bamboo wipes are super soft and absorbent to keep bubs’ bottom happy.

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Bamboo nappy liners

If you don’t want to touch number twos, our mess-free bamboo nappy liners are great to have at your change table. Simply lay a liner on top of the nappy and peel off when done.

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Bamboo nursing pads

Our super soft and absorbent breast pads are perfect for breastfeeding mothers. They’re reusable and easy to wash offering an eco-friendly option to disposables.

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To help you figure out what cloth nappy accessories you really need, read real experiences from our cloth nappy families on the blog to help you decide.