One of the many things you have to do as a new parent will be choosing what nappy to use and how to use them. Many people can’t get past the idea of those old types of decades ago. Today, they don’t need pins and rubber pants anymore. It now perfectly fits your baby and is leak-proof. Some nappies are easy to adjust to secure the nappy just like how disposables work and it uses snaps or Velcro closures.
There is no doubt that modern cloth nappies or reusable nappies are considerably less expensive, but there is an initial start-up cost which can be anywhere from $150 and up, depending on the nappy system you choose. Babies in reusable nappies are most of the time changed into a clean nappy more quickly because mum can tell when the nappy is damp, which leads to less nappy rash.
A newborn will need around 8 to 10 nappies per day (as a rough guide, every little one is different), so if you are planning to wash every second day 24 reusable nappies should keep you going for full-time use.
If you’re like most new mums, your biggest dilemma is what to do with the poop? Nappies should be washed daily! You will need two separate plastic buckets, one for soiled nappies and the other for wet nappies. Empty all solid waste from the nappy into the toilet. If the nappy is heavily soiled, wash it off with cold water to further remove waste.