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How many nb nappies?

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How many nb nappies?

Postby ems101 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:25 am

I really want to use cloth from birth this time, but hubs thinks I'm mad, that we'll be washing 24/7. We will probably use sone sposies too, but how many do you think I'll need? 7 or 8 a day? Do nbs need different night nappies? Jen was small and didn't gain weight quickly so could be using them fir some time. She also went through 3 or 4 changes a night- she's an owl!!

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Re: How many nb nappies?

Postby justme123 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:51 am

I would say allow for 10+ a day, so probably 25- 30 if you're washing every other day. If you're changing several times a night (which is pretty normal!) then you won't need different night nappies at first.

My vote is for diddy diapers :-)

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Re: How many nb nappies?

Postby docmaggoo » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:56 am

I wouldn't worry about night nappies for a newborn - you'll be changing overnight to start with so you won't need them

Id estimate at about 25-30.
But why not try muslins/prefolds/terries to increase numbers? They'll dry quicker too!

I loved our teeny fits and bg aio xs
But my favourites were tits bots nippa nappies!
If you want pretty ones - oww do gorgeous xs fitteds with an umbilical popper at the front

What size was Jen?

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Re: How many nb nappies?

Postby Miss_Purple » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:57 am

Yep, I agree, 10-12 a day. I didn't bother with dedicated night nappies until she started sleeping through the night (about 12 weeks old) by which time she was in mediums.

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Re: How many nb nappies?

Postby Twinkletoes » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:57 am

I changed dd a couple of times through the night as a newborn, then for a while she could go all night in a boosted bg. Think she was in mediums before we moved to night nappies and wool.

More frequent changes when nb, so I reckon 12 a day including nights, and work that into how frequently you wash! I used terry squares as an economic way to extend my nb stash and plan on doing the same this time. Diddy diapers, totsbots, little lambs were my favourites.

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Re: How many nb nappies?

Postby Louise » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:52 am

I agree with about 10-12 a day here too. I didn't bother with night nappies for my other three but M slept for about 7/8 hours at least at night from a fairly young age so we did need dedicated night nappies this time. Thankfully I had some newborn Puddlekins All Hours that I used until she was big enough for her small ones. Medium Wee Notions fit from quite early on (about 10/11lbs ish) so you might want to get a couple of NNS just incase you need them.

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Re: How many nb nappies?

Postby eviesmummy » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:55 am

We had far too many newborn/small nappies, but, it meant I wasn't under huge pressure washing/drying nappies as D was (and still is) a demanding baby who gave me little time to do anything other than feed her. We went through a good 10 nappies a day in the early months as I changed at every feed and then again if she poo'd.

Our favs were definately Diddy Diapers, Tots Bots and Little Lambs :)

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Re: How many nb nappies?

Postby Rox » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:05 am

Scarlertt was cloth from birth and in the first couple of weeks she used around 16 a day!

I had 19nappies and washed everyday, we did okay - next time i will be aiming for more like 25 nappies so the pressure is off a bit if they take longer to dry.

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Re: How many nb nappies?

Postby ems101 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:12 am

Ok, I'm going to ask people not to get us clothes, just nappies!

Jen was 6,15 at birth but dropped to 6,7. And took a long time to pick up. She was on the 2nd centile til we started weaning!

I suppose nb nappies are quite good to sell on?

Also it will be a nice warm dry summer (I've pre ordered one!), so easy to dry! Think I'll try and get about 20, I have 5 smart nappies already and all my others are one size so hopefully won't take too long before they fit!

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