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Old 12-16-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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How many prefolds do I need to diapers a nb for 2-3 days?

Just wondering what the average is for the amount of prefolds to cloth diaper a nb. How many prefolds would I need in sizes small, medium and large too? Where going with Gmd prefolds for all sizes, and I also have a 11 hemp/bamboo mixed prefolds in size large for nigh time. Thank you for any advice or help. Trying to buy most of my prefolds ahead of time and want to take full advantage of the gmd seconds sale.

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Old 12-16-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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Orange - 36

Yellow - 24

Red - 15

Brown - 12

You need less as they grow.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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Re: How many prefolds do I need to diapers a nb for 2-3 days?

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Orange - 36

Yellow - 24

Red - 15

Brown - 12

You need less as they grow.
This, but this will last you only two days, need more for three days. I used more prefolds than that in the newborn stage but you can use the yellows when you run out of oranges if necessary, so you should be fine.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:57 PM   #4
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I got 2 dozen orange and 2 dozen yellow, prepped and used them all from the beginning. The yellows were backups, changing mats, for diaper free time and nights until she grew into them.

I also had 12 gerber flats that worked great for the first couple of weeks and made good doublers and burp cloths after that.

I did two dozen red- probably could get away with less but 24 is nice. Hard to tell because I started mixing other stuff in too.
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Re: How many prefolds do I need to diapers a nb for 2-3 days?

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This, but this will last you only two days, need more for three days. I used more prefolds than that in the newborn stage but you can use the yellows when you run out of oranges if necessary, so you should be fine.
This. I'm changing my nb more often when he's in a pf.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:55 AM   #6
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Re: How many prefolds do I need to diapers a nb for 2-3 days?

Thank you everyone for commenting I currently have
36 nb gmd ( I was planning on using 12 as burp rags)
36 small gmd
24 medium gmd
12 large gmd
11 hemp/bamboo blend prefolds
12 xl gmd
I probably just need to purchase and additional 12 nb gmd prefolds, and I should be set. I also have over 15 doublers or inserts that are hemp/bamboo blends.
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Re: How many prefolds do I need to diapers a nb for 2-3 days?

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Thank you everyone for commenting I currently have
36 nb gmd ( I was planning on using 12 as burp rags)
36 small gmd
24 medium gmd
12 large gmd
11 hemp/bamboo blend prefolds
12 xl gmd
I probably just need to purchase and additional 12 nb gmd prefolds, and I should be set. I also have over 15 doublers or inserts that are hemp/bamboo blends.

I use large for burp cloths and use all the nb on the bum! (they don't slid off your shoulder- or the shoulders of adults who aren't good at holding babies ) won't need to purchase more then-- and very effective.

looks like a great stash! I had a fast grower the first 6 months so really needed those extra reds (actually had a bunch of wide baby to get me through. He was in browns with doublers at night maybe around 4 months? I had to go heavier on the larger sizes but that's just this specific baby.

I think what you have looks great and I wouldn't get more smalls or newbies. But you can't go too wrong
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Re: How many prefolds do I need to diapers a nb for 2-3 days?

I washed on day 3. I needed at least 3 days worth of diaeprs for my newborn

I had:
36 Orange Edge GMD prefolds
12 NB pockets/AIO
6 fitteds

That was just the right amount. I had a dozen flats as extra back up and occasionally had to use them. DD easily went through 12 diapers a day.
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Keep in mind that if you stuff your washer with lots of diapers, they wont come out as clean. So, washing every 3 days with a newborn may lead to 2 loaded needing washed in one day
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Re: How many prefolds do I need to diapers a nb for 2-3 days?

NB diapers are pretty small. I didn't have any issues with my diapers comeing clean washing every third day. There were 2 days worth of diapers in the wash.
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