So you’ve decided that you want to cloth diaper your baby. Now you need to know more about the supplies that you need to get.
- 15-20 Cloth Diapers. If you are using pocket cloth diapers you will need dipers and liners, if you are using prefold diapers you will need pins or snappis and diaper covers.
- Diaper pail or wet bag to put soiled diapers in.
- Detergent that is safe to wash the diapers in. Some cloth diapers have special washing instructions depending on what material they are made from. Always check with the manufacturer of your diaper regarding specific washing instructions.
- Wipes. You can use cloth wipes or even make your own disposable wipes using paper towels. Check out my tutorial here. I made my own wipes for quite some time and it saves a lot of money and is very easy to do. You can use this solution to with cloth wipes if you prefer using cloth.
There are many other accessories you can purchase to assist with cloth diapering, but you don’t necessarily need these items, they simply make cloth diapering a little easier. A bottom sprayer can be attached in your bathroom to be used to spray soiled diapers with to prevent staining and make washing easier. You may also find a wipe warmer to be beneficial if you are using cloth wipes and have prepared the solution ahead of time. This just helps make the baby a little bit more comfortable (especially in the winter time).
Have I missed anything? What cloth diapering supply can you not live without?