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Variety Stash Ideas

For newborns "old school" cloth nappy types really do work best because it's economical and absorbent. Since nb nappies are so small, you need the most absorbent type. That is why you might like completely different types of cloth nappies for your OS stash opposed to your nb stash. (This was taken into account for the example stashes.).

 

All stash examples quantities are enough for washing every 2nd day

 

Newborn Frugal Stash

  • 32-36 flats (try different fabric types, DIY

  • 6-10 nb covers (You can try pep covers as well)

 

Estimated cost: R30 - R85 per flat depending on fabric used. R80-R300 per cover depending on brand (Pep covers are R3.99 each)

 

If you are washing every day, 4 covers and 18 flats should be good

 

Newborn Variety Stash Example 1 (Absorbent and economical)

  • 14 flats (50x50cm)

  • 14 nb prefolds 

  • 6 snapless fitteds (Can be replaced with flats or prefolds if you require cheaper)

  • 8-10 nb covers

 

Newborn Variety Stash Example 2 (Trying different types)

  • 10 flats (50x50cm)

  • 10 nb prefolds 

  • 6 snapless fitteds

  • 2 fitteds/hybrid fitteds

  • 6-8 nb covers

  • 5 nb AIOs

  • 2 nb Pockets

 

Nice additions to each newborn stash

  • 20-36 fleece liners (quantity depends on whether you use a fleece liner with each nappy or not)

  • 30-60 cloth wipes (The more, the merrier, You can never have too many cloth wipes)

  • Cloth save bum balm

 

OS Stash Example 1  (Try all the types)

  • 4 Pockets with 2 natural fibre inserts each

  • 4 Flats (70 x 70  cm)

  • 2 Prefolds

  • 4 AI2 inserts (natural fibres)

  • 4 Covers (include AI2 brand covers with snaps for inserts)

  • 4 AIOs

  • 2 fitteds/hybrid fitteds/night nappies

 

OS Stash Example 2 (Frequent Traveler)

The aim is to use nappy types that take less space, are absorbent and quick drying, but still have some variety for when not traveling

  • 10 flats (70 x 70  cm)

  • 10 AI2 inserts 

  • 4 AIOs or Pockets (with 2 natural fibre inserts each)

  • 6 covers (include AI2 brand covers with snaps for inserts)

OS Stash Example 3 (Daycare aimed stash)

The aim is to have nappies that are very similar to disposables to make it easier for daycare personnel, but still have a variety for at home

  • 12 Pockets with 2 natural fibre inserts

  • 5 AIOs

  • 4 AI2 inserts

  • 2 Covers

  • 4 Flats (70 x 70  cm)/2 fitteds/2 hybrid fitteds/2 night nappies

OS Stash Example 4 (Frugal variety stash)

  • 10 flats (70 x 70  cm, different fabrics/DIY)

  • 2 Prefolds

  • 8 AI2 inserts

  • 6 Covers (include AI2 brand covers with snaps for inserts)

  • 4 Pockets with 2 natural fibre inserts each (or stuff with receiving blankets and leave the inserts)

 

Nice optional additions to each OS stash

  • 18-24 fleece liners (quantity depends on whether you use a fleece liner with each nappy or not)

  • 30-40 cloth wipes (The more, the merrier, You can never have too many cloth wipes)

  • Cloth save bum balm

  • Diaper sprayer

 

NOTES

  • All these examples focus on variety as we recommend trying a variety of brands and types since nappies are like jeans. Each stage of baby's growth can mean you prefer another type or brand. Their body type can also work better with some brands and types. That being said, most cloth nappies work well. Make sure to check reviews for suppliers here too

  • These are just examples and every person could like different types for different lifestyles

  • More information on each type of cloth nappy can be found here

  • You can buy and sell from the Buy/Sell/Trade group to save

  • Check our DIY page for making your stash on a budget

  • Covers: It's nice to include 1-2 fleece or wool covers for nights