After newborn

How many?

Full time: 28 nappies and 8- 10 covers
Part time: 16 nappies and 6 - 8 covers

What nappies?

We suggest getting a bunch of flats, some Dawn patrol day fitteds and a few night Siesta fitteds, plus covers.

Best size flats to buy

Medium flats can be used well from 4/5kg, if starting cloth at this point.
Large flats can fit well from 7kg on. Use this trick.

One booster per nappy. Boosters provide extra layers within a nappy to allow for a long wearing time and prevents the wetzone from getting too saturated.

How often do I change a nappy?

Day time - every three to three and a half (max) hours. Poop nappy change immediately.
Night time - one night nappy will suffice the ten to twelve hour stretch if baby has stopped pooping at night.

Covers are rotated through the day. Aim to use three a day then wash.

Daytime solution options:
A flat plus one booster plus a fleece liner(for poop catching) and a fleece or SuperWrap cover.
Or the Dawn Patrol fitted and a cover.
Fleece liners for day are needed in all nappies once baby starts solids. They catch solid poop.
Night time solution options:

All night nappies must be used with a fleece or SuperWrap cover.
The Siesta night fitted.
A hemp prefold (for toddlers over 10kg).
Two flats folded together. See our night folding video for the flat combos.

What covers are best?

Summer: Fleece covers or SuperWraps for day time. Fleece covers for night.

Winter: SuperWrap waterproofs for day under longies/clothes. Fleece longies over the night nappy for night from five/ six months old. Use a SuperWrap beneath the fleece longies until 5/6 months old.

Cleaning poop

Visit the cleaning page.

Reusable cloth wipes
Avoid store bought wet wipes. Reusable face cloths are easy and effective. Get about thirty.
Keep a water bottle at your changing station to wet your cloth wet wipes.
Bum cream

Generally no bum cream is needed with cloth nappies. Cloth does not cause rashes unless baby is sensitive to wetness. In this case use a fleece liner. Use cloth safe bum cream or coconut oil if needed. Avoid zinc based products as they clog the nappy pores. Use a fleece liner if these creams are needed (sometimes during teething).