First off I would like to say I have been cloth diapering for about 6.5 months now and it is going great :) We use the flip system with some bumGenius thrown in there. Our daughter is 7.5 months old and I am currently 20 weeks pregnant with our 4th child. Which is also a girl :) As of right now for cloth diapers we have 10 flip covers 24 regular inserts and 6 organic inserts and 4 bumGenius 4.0, that is enough to get me through so I am only washing every 2-3 days. Now obviously since it is a girl we don't need to buy a whole new stash for the new baby, I am just wondering how many more you think I need to buy?
We will for sure probably buy atlas 2 more bumGenius as those are night time diapers, but how many more covers and inserts do you think I will need? For those who have not used the flip diapers each cover comes with three inserts.
Thanks in advance for your help :)
I think you might need a few more just for the first couple months when baby poops non-stop :)
Best value for money would be prefolds and covers. I found they really worked great! A dozen would probably be plenty and 3-4 covers.
If you plan to CD from day one, prefolds and covers are by far the cheapest route and they work fantastically. I'd personally want at least 3 dozen though. That will get you through 2-3 days. We started with a dozen and I was doing laundry every day. Sometimes twice per day. Once your DD2 fits into your OS diapers, I'd think 6-8 per day for DD1 and 10-12 per day for DD2 will cover you nicely. If you don't want to buy that many more pricey diapers you could stick with prefolds for DD2 for a while longer until she's going through fewer diapers.
Oh, to clarify, I was assuming the new baby would be sharing the ones you've already got and meant a dozen on top of that.... But, I forget not everyone has 10lb babies that fit OS dipes from birth.
So yes, you'll need at least 2-3 doz diapers that will fit the newborn :)