Newborn cloth nappies

Birth – 3/4 months

We have two types of nappies for this stage. You can use one type or both. Get what appeals to you / what budget allows. If you are wanting to cloth on a budget, flats are the way to go. 

1. The Dawn patrol fitted nappy and a waterproof cover (video here). This style is much like a disposable nappy.

2. Flats and a cover (video here). Flats are very easy, fast drying cloth nappies that fit the longest. 

Newborns are changed every 2.5 - 3 hours, day and night time. Both styles of our nappy can be used daytime and night time, until about 3/4 months old (6/7kg). After this stage you move to the large flats or the Snappit Pro nappy and Siesta night nappies until potty training. Again choose what budget allows.

Watch our newborn cloth options video tutorial

Learn more about using the nappies


FLATS here.


How many?

Full time (little to no disposables)
Single baby
30 - 36 nappies.
8 - 10 covers.

48 nappies, 16 covers (wash every day is easiest). See this post.

Part time (use disposables with your cloth nappies)
Single baby
10 - 15 nappies.
6 covers.

Twins (wash every day)
24 nappies
10 covers

A summary of what you need 

1. Your set of cloth nappies, boosters and covers. 
2. Add a  pack of 10 - 20 small fleece liners. These keep the bum dry and are nice to have.
3. A wetbag for outings.
4. A laundry mesh bag to wash your covers in.
5. A plastic wash basket (see storing page).
6. Wipey cloth wipes to clean baby. 

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