Parents have the choice of using cloth or disposable nappies. There are advantages to both types. Many parents use both, depending on their activities. Your baby should have at least 6 very wet nappies as day.
You will need at least 24 fabric cloth nappies as well as nappy pins. Cloth nappies are reusable so they need to be cleaned, washed, dried and folded. You may wish to use a nappy liner: they can make washing nappies easier. Using ‘over nappies’ will help keep clothes dry. Some cloth nappies are shaped to fit your baby, and have Velcro or snap closures so they don’t need nappy pins. They also come in a range of sizes.
Disposable nappies are easy to use, convenient and have advantages to baby’s skin care as they are absorbent to keep baby’s skin dry. You will need a constant supply of disposable nappies, as they are not reusable. Good-quality disposable nappies have a breathable cover. This allows air flow through the nappy and around the skin helping to keep the skin drier, preventing skin irritations and nappy rash. Disposable nappies also offer protection against leaking as they have special elastic waist and leg bands for a snug fit. Disposable nappies are available in a range of sizes to suit your baby.
Nappy rash is very common as baby’s skin is sensitive. To help heal nappy rash: