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New Baby nappies Checklist

Below is a checklist of items you will need when changing your new baby nappies. New born baby checklist for a complete Layette. Baby nappies checklist.


New Baby Nappies Checklist


Disposable nappies
  • Newborn nappies
  • A supply of cloth nappies is also recommended
Cloth nappies (reusable)
  • Cloth or reusable nappies
  • Washable liners
  • Waterproof protector
  • Safety pins (or other ways to secure the nappy)
Baby ointment / cream / powder (against rashes)
  • Baby wipes (disposable or washable)
  • Nappy Pail (disposal system for soiled nappies)
  • Changing Mat or Changing table
  • Nappy Bag (when travelling)


Baby Nappies Tips

Always have plenty. Newborns can soil up to 12 nappies a day. In a year you will need over 4000 nappy changes. Change the nappy every time the baby wets. nappy change frequency can help you understand how many nappies you need, how frequently you need to wash the cloth nappies and how much money you need to budget.

You will probably use both disposable and cloth nappies. When you decide, you should consider the cost, the environmental impact and how easy the two options are.
  1. Cloth nappies. Can save you a lot of money, some are as easy as disposables. There are different types: fitted, flat, pre-folder or all-in-one.
  2. Disposable nappies. Save you a lot of time, but they are more expensive, require different sizes (so you'll have problems with starage and disposal). Some disposable nappies are more natural and environmentally-friendly than others.
  3. Wipes. Avoid wipes with fragrance. Warm water may be sufficient in the first days.
  4. Nappy Pail. Choose a nappy pail that minimises the use of nappy bags. Consider a washable environmentally-friendly cloth nappy pail liner.
  5. Nappy Cream. Choose a natural nappy cream that doesn't contain petroleum derivatives.
  6. Nappy changing. Disposable nappies are the easiest to change. Ensure you have all the nappy changing products and clothing at hand before you start.
  7. Nappy rash. It is very common that babies' skin becomes red in the nappying area, caused by bacteria. To reduce rash ensure you change the baby every time the baby wets, avoid detergents and fragrances. Consult your doctor if the rash persists.
  8. Nappy bag. In addition to the products above, you'll need blankets, bibs, tissues, food and drink, a hat, toys and pacifier.


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