What Do You Really Need To Start Cloth Diapering

What Do You Really Need To Start Cloth Diapering

Looking to save money on diapers? Hoping to diaper your baby as sustainably as possible with less environmental impact? Looking into cloth diapers but don't now where to start? 

You aren't alone, and that's what we're here for.  At Cloth Diaper Kids we want you to have access to all the information you need in a simple, succinct form so successful cloth diapering is as elegant and achievable as possible for any family who wants to do it. 

So, right into it then.  What do you really need to begin?

Cloth Diapers
- 24-30 diaper changes if your baby is 0-6 months old
- 16-20 diaper changes if your baby is 6+ months old. 
*NOTE these numbers are for full time cloth diapering assuming you're washing every second day.  If you plan to cloth diaper on a part time basis adjust accordingly.
(*For a more in depth explanation of how many diapers you need, read this)

Accessories
Aside from diapers, obviously, you'll need:
- 2 Large wet bags or pail liners to hold your diapers between wash days
- 24 Cloth wipes (if you want to save the most $$ and ditch disposable wipes too)

Optional accessories
I say optional here because you truly can cloth diaper without them, but they are nice to have in the right situations:
- 2 Travel wet bags or clutches if you're going to cloth diaper out of the house
- Disposable liners - these aren't needed when baby is small, but they can be a lifesaver for dealing with sticky poops once baby is starting solids. 
- Diaper sprayer - attaches to your toilet with no tools so you can spray solids into the toilet before storing your diapers between wash days.  Totally optional, but very nice to have especially with toddlers and older babies. 
- Cloth safe diaper rash creams - with cloth diapers, you don't have to use any ointments if you don't want to.  However, if you are treating a rash or just like a daily moisture barrier on the skin, cloth safe options are available as required. 
- Wool dryer balls - again totally optional and this one fit in the 'nice to have' category.  You don't ever want to use traditional dryer sheets with your diapers in the dryer as they will coat the fabric and cause repelling, but if you want something in the dryer to help soften fabrics, reduce static and cut down on dry time, dryer balls are the way to go. 

That's it, that's all, the optional stuff is really the longest list.  What you actually need to start is a pretty simple list of diapers and a wet bag. 

Not sure which cloth diapers are best for you or where to start your research? Join me in a replay of one of my Cloth Diapering 101 Sessions or take my quick QUIZ.

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