Baby Cloth Diapers
Cloth diapers have become a popular way for parents to eliminate the waste of disposable diapers. Cloth diapering often takes the form of prefolds made out of cloth or pocket diapers that requires light adjustment for size. Here is what every parent with a baby needs to know about prefolds, pocket diapers, and other types of cloth diapers.What are cloth diapers?
How many cloth diapers are needed for a newborn?
- Cloth diapers are a type of diaper differs slightly from disposable types. They are built with sturdy and reliable cloth materials. These cloth items fit on your baby in a variety of different ways. There are several variations of these diapers types available.
- Pocket diapers – These newborn baby diaper prefolds look like a normal diaper but use pocket inserts to create more absorbency.
- One-size – This diaper option is adjustable to change with your baby. Most will include some type of pocket inserts for extra absorbency.
- All-in-ones – These cloth diapers don't have pocket inserts but sew the absorbent material right into the diaper. They are usually the easiest to use because they are so similar to disposable diapers.
How do parents fit their infant for cloth diapers?
- The average changing rate – Most babies will need new cloth diapering at least once every 1-3 hours or so.
- The minimum diaper level – Many parents will have a minimum of 12 cloth changing items for their child.
- More might be better – Those who are worried about running out of these non-disposable items should have about 15-24 in their home.
- A cleaning schedule – Every day, it is important to clean soiled items to avoid running out or creating heavy stains on them.
How much does it cost for cloth diapering?
- Gauging baby size – Before putting any non-disposable brand on your baby, make sure to measure their waist size. This size should change every year.
- Choose a brand that works for them – Before fitting your child, make sure to take the time to find a reliable choice that includes layers for maximum comfort.
- Wrap it on your child – Carefully fit the non-disposable around your child's waist and adjust it until it fits comfortably on their body.
- Strap them in – Most of these items should have a few straps that hold it onto the child. Snap these shut and then tuck in exposed interior fabric to avoid creases between the legs.
- Disposable types are expensive – Parents who cloth their child with disposable types will pay as much as $1,400 to $2,500 during the life of their child.
- Cloth options save you money – If you stick to a cloth system instead of a disposable one, you could pay as little as $300 during the life of your child.