Here are some of the issues that people often consider when deciding on washable nappies:
Using Real Nappies from birth18-24 nappies for a newborn means you have 8 clean nappies for that day and 16 in the wash, 4-5 waterproof wraps in each size.
Starting when your baby is over 7kg, around 6 months15-20 nappies for about 5 changes a day and you can wash every third day, 4-5 waterproof wraps in each size. If you use shaped, sized nappies you will normally need three sets – small, medium and large – as your baby grows. However if you use one size, birth-to-potty nappies, one set should be enough, although you may need a smaller set to start with.
The initial cost of purchasing real nappies can be quite expensive, although you won’t be spending continuously as you would with disposables. There are a number of sites that specialise in selling second-hand real nappies, which are a much cheaper alternative. Listed below are some of these sites, which can help to make the changeover to cloth even easier.
It is also worth going to a local NCT sale, having a look in your local newspaper or trying one of the internet-based reuse sites such as; Freegle .