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Reusable Nappy System Shopping List

3 CommentsTuesday, 21 July 2015

One of the things I'm asked about the most is how to put together a reusable nappy system and just what someone should buy if they haven't a clue where to start. So, with this in mind, I've put together a quick list of reusable nappy system essentials. 

 

Please copy and print the shopping lists and tick off as you build your system.  Can also be used as a nappy addict prevention shopping list. You really don't NEED more than this even if you WANT more!

As always, if you have any other questions, let me know!

Shopping List Based on washing every 2 days from 8weeks to 6months old (under 8 weeks you'd be washing daily with this list)

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Quantity

 ITEMS

 

15

Nappies for Daytime

 

5

Nappies for Night Time

 

2-5

Wraps for two part nappies. Ratio is 1 wrap for every 4 nappies that need a cover

 

5

Boosters for Night Time

 

6

LINERS       a) Rolls of Paper liners  to cover the first 2 months

 

20

or LINERS  b) Reusable Fleece Liners

 

1

Nappy Bucket

 

2

Mesh Laundry Bags to go in the bucket

 

40

Reusable Wipes  (Ratio based on 2 per nappy)

 

1-2

Waterproof storage bags for out and about

 

1

Change Mat for Out and About

 

Shopping List Based on washing every 2 days from 6months PLUS

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Quantity

Shopping List Based on Washing Every 2 Days

 

12

Nappies for Daytime

 

3

Nappies for Night Time

 

2-4

Wraps for two part nappies. Ratio is 1 wrap for every 4 nappies that need a cover

 

3

Boosters for Night Time

 

3

LINERS       a) Rolls of Paper liners  to cover approx. 2 months

 

15

or LINERS  b) Reusable Fleece Liners

 

1

Nappy Bucket

 

2

Mesh Laundry Bags to go in the bucket

 

30

Reusable Wipes  (Ratio based on 2 per nappy)

 

1-2

Waterproof storage bags for out and about

 

1

Change Mat for Out and About

 

 

 


Elizabeth Jackson
Saturday, 31 March 2018  |  23:39

This is so useful and such a life saver for a crazy obsessive nesting mama (me)! Reassured me that I have what I need and reminded me of the things we don't yet have. Thank you so much!


wendy
Saturday, 7 April 2018  |  21:39

You're more than welcome. We're always telling people they are buying too much. At The Nappy Lady we want your cloth nappy choice to be a money and environmental saving choice and buying just what you need is the best thing you can do.


Ana Moreira Neto
Wednesday, 31 October 2018  |  12:40

In our case, the amount of nappies couldn't be as little as in your first list (total of 20).
What worked for us was assuming around 8 nappies/day and stocked enough for 3 days (24 nappies). This way, since birth (and even now at 5 months) we do the laundry every 2 days. So, at the third day we have nappies for the whole day, and we have the whole day to wash and (specially) line dry the nappies.
But probably with a tumble dryer, 20 would be enough.
Nice to understand the differences that will appear after 6 months! Thank you for taking the time to put this together!

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