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Old 01-11-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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How many covers are needed for a NB stash full of prefolds/fitteds?

Hello ladies! I plan to CD our baby girl from day 1. I have been diligently working on my NB stash which will mostly consist of prefolds and fitteds. I've got some wool on the way as well to try out. I have been trying to figure out how many covers would be plenty. Ideally, I would like to avoid laundry every day. Anyone have a special magic number to share?

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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Re: How many covers are needed for a NB stash full of prefolds/fitteds?

Well, I know you are asking about covers, but how many diapers do you have? Because I have 24 prefolds and need to do laundry every day. Newborns go through a lot of dipes.

The good part is they don't tend to poo up the covers like bigger babies.

I'd say 5-7 covers.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:54 AM   #3
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Well, I know you are asking about covers, but how many diapers do you have? Because I have 24 prefolds and need to do laundry every day. Newborns go through a lot of dipes.

The good part is they don't tend to poo up the covers like bigger babies.

I'd say 5-7 covers.
I was thinking 24-32 diapers....haven't finalized my number yet.
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I like to have 3 covers per dozen diapers, 4 would be even better. I had 36 prefolds for DS and 6 covers. I had plenty of diapers, but really needed 2-3 more covers and would have loved to have an even dozen covers for the 3 dozen diapers. But I could have washed every other day with 8 covers. With six I was washing covers by hand or washing diapers every day and a half.

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Re: How many covers are needed for a NB stash full of prefolds/fitteds?

7-8. For DD2, I had 8 covers as I had gotten them on sale and I never ran out.

For the triplets, I had 15 at first. I noticed that 5 (each baby had a color) was not enough but rarely did one baby go through more than 7-8 in a single day.
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I was thinking 24-32 diapers....haven't finalized my number yet.
I'd just get 3 dozen for ordering sake. Remember, you can also use them as burp cloths and diaper table pads.
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I was told a ratio of 3:1 for prefolds to covers was good, newborn poo doesn't stay in a prefold everytime.
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Re: How many covers are needed for a NB stash full of prefolds/fitteds?

We had 6 pul, 6 fleece, and 2 wool soakers for our youngest and that allowed for every other day washing ith a few spares just in case.
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Re: How many covers are needed for a NB stash full of prefolds/fitteds?

We have 3 dozen prefolds and 5 covers is plenty. We snappi the prefold so poo rarely gets on the cover and we wash every 2 days.
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Re: How many covers are needed for a NB stash full of prefolds/fitteds?

If you're fastening prefolds on I'd say 5-6 but if you're just trifolding I'd suggest more like 10. Newbies poo like no one's business
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