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Cloth Diaper Shopping - determining how many cloth diapers you'll need to buy

February 15, 2015

Determining How Many Diapers You Need

The chart below provides recommendations for purchases based on the type of cloth diaper and age of the baby.

  Newborn 0 to 3 Months 3 to 6 Months 6 Months+
Weight 6 to 12 lbs
2 to 5.5 kg
7 to 15 lbs
3.5 to 8 kg
13 to 20 lbs
5.5 to 12 kg
20+ lbs
9.5+ kg
Diaper Changes
per Day
12 to 15 12 to 15 8 to 10 5 to 8
Cloth Wipes 18 to 25 18 to 25 12 to 15 8 to 12
Prefold
Contour
Fitted
24 to 30 diapers
6 to 9 covers
6 to 9 SNAPPIS
Size: X-SMALL
24 to 30 diapers
6 to 9 covers
6 to 9 SNAPPIS
Size: SMALL
15 to 20 diapers
3 to 5 covers
3 to 5 SNAPPIS
Size: MEDIUM
10 to 15 diapers
3 to 5 covers
3 to 5 SNAPPIS
Size: LARGE
Pocket
All In One
All In Two
24 to 30 diapers
Size: X-SMALL
24 to 30 diapers
Size: SMALL
15 to 20 diapers
Size: MEDIUM
10 to 15 diapers
Size: LARGE
Hybrid 6 to 9 covers
Size: X-SMALL
6 to 9 covers
Size: SMALL
3 to 5 covers
Size: MEDIUM
3 to 5 covers
Size: LARGE
One Size 24 to 30
Size: X-SMALL
24 to 30
Size: ONE SIZE
24 to 30
Size: ONE SIZE
24 to 30
Size: ONE SIZE
Nighttime
Combos
NONE NONE 3 to 5 Fitted Diapers
3 to 5 Doublers
and 3 to 5 Wool or
Fleece Covers
Size: MEDIUM
2 to 3 Fitted Diapers
3 to 5 Doublers
and 2 to 3 Wool or
Fleece Covers
Size: LARGE

 

See Also:
*Buying for a Newborn
*Types of Cloth Diapers
*Cloth Diaper Accessories Explained
*Cloth Diaper Brand Recommendations for Day
*Cloth Diaper Brand Recommendations for Night



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