What Do I Need in A Cloth Diaper Starter Kit

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What Do I Need In A Cloth Diaper Starter Kit?

Are you considering using cloth diapers for your baby? That's great news! We have created a selection of all inclusive bundles that have everything you need to be successful in your cloth diapering journey. The biggest decision you have to make is which cute prints to choose and and what colors you like! Our bundles will make sure you don't forget anything you will need to start off on the right path and buying in bulk is always the best deal as it offers the best pricing.

The Benefits Of Cloth Diapers

First, let's examine why you might want to use cloth diapers in the first place. Choosing reusables offers several benefits:

  • They are eco-friendly
  • They're cost-effective when compared with disposables in the long-term
  • They are gentle on the baby's skin
  • You can use them for more than one child

With all of those things in mind, it's easy to see why more parents are switching to cloth.

How Many Diapers Do I Need?

Once you've decided to use cloth reusables, you need to know how many to buy. Here are a few factors you should consider when making your decision:

  • The age of your baby. Are you starting with cloth for a newborn or switching from disposables for an older baby?
  • How often you'll wash the diapers.
  • Whether you're using cloth diapers full-time or part-time.
  • Whether you have more than one baby wearing diapers.

Depending on the age of your baby, when starting with reusables, you'll need between 18 and 24 cloth diapers. If you're using cloth diapers from birth, you'll need a minimum of 24 diapers to begin with.

Have a look at our most popular bundle at Bundle - All In! - Original :: 24 pack+

What Kind Of Cloth Diapers To Have In My Starter Kit?

You have two options for choosing the type of cloth diapers for your baby. The first is to use an One Size Pocket Diaper cloth diaper like Rumparooz. The second is to use prefolds or flats with diaper covers.

Let's look at the differences between these options.

One size pocket diapers like Rumparooz are one-size cloth diapers that fit babies of all ages. This option is super-convenient as there is no need to fold or pin the cloth. These diapers look very similar to regular disposables and fit in much the same way. There's also no need to buy separate diaper covers as they are part of the design. Little Joeys have a similar design but are for newborn and premature babies. They don't have a pocket, so the absorbency is permanently sewn in, making the Lil Joey an All-In-One style cloth diaper.

Prefolds and flats are the other options, and they are a bit different. Flats are old-style cloth diapers. They are, essentially, a piece of cloth that you fold and fasten in position. Prefolds are similar but sewn into a shape for maximum absorbency. There are different ways to fold these cloth diapers. You then use a cloth diaper cover with them to make them leakproof.

Benefits Of Pocket Diapers

There are several reasons why you might want to choose pocket diapers. Here are just a few:

  • They are super convenient.
  • They fit babies of all ages.
  • There's no need to prepare before wear.
  • They are usually excellent for overnight use as well as daytime use because you can customize the amount of absorbency that you put in the pocket for day or for night
  • Customizing the absorbent makes the pocket diaper the most versatile cloth diaper on the market
  • They are easy to use

What Do I Need To Know About Inserts? 

If you choose pocket diapers, you'll need to know more about inserts. You need to put inserts or soakers into the pocket of the diaper to create the diapers absorbency. You can customize how absorbent the diaper is depending on the type and number of inserts you use. Inserts come in cotton, hemp, bamboo, and microfiber varieties – all materials known for their absorbency. Each diaper requires its own insert or set of inserts. However, if you choose Rumparooz, they come with inserts already included. However, you can buy more separately if you wish. 

What About Wet Bags?

Wet bags are a helpful accessory if you're using cloth diapers. They'll enable you to change your baby's diaper on the go without worrying about leaks and odors. They also allow you to store your baby's used diapers in the house in between washes. Whereas you can simply throw away a used disposable diaper, you can't do that with cloth diapers! You'll need somewhere to store it until you can wash it. A wet bag is the ideal solution.

The Benefits Of A Changing Pad

A changing pad protects your changing table, carpet, or bed – wherever you change baby. They consist of three layers. The outside is waterproof, the central layer is absorbent, and the top layer is a hypoallergenic fabric. Our changing pads are oversized for even better surface coverage and more protection from germs for the baby. You can also use them for other purposes, for example, such as a burp cloth or to protect car seats.

Where Do I Store My Cloth Diapers?

You can store your baby's soiled cloth diapers in a diaper pail or bag in between washes. These minimize odors and keep used diapers safe until you can clean them. You should buy two pail liners so one can be in the wash and one in the pail. You should also buy a couple of wet bags to take out and about with you.

My Starter Kit

Now that you're ready to start cloth diapering, here is an overview of your ideal starter kit:

  • 24 cloth diapers (inserts included0
  • A changing pad
  • Pail liner
  • 3 wet bags
  • 1 Wet Bag Mini

Kanga Care has everything you need in a convenient bundle, making it super easy to get started with cloth diapers!

This is our most popular bundle: https://www.kangacare.com/collections/diaper-packages/products/bundle-all-in-original-24-pack

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