When figuring out a package, you need to consider how often you intend to wash your nappies. If you wash every two days, you will need slightly more nappies than if you wash every day. You will also need to add a third half-day's supply of nappies to leave you with some while you are washing and drying the others.
Newborns require more nappy changes; around 8-10 a day (you change them every time you feed them - so approximately every 3 hours, and they require additional changes when they do a poo) and 3-4 nappies per night (if they feed every 3 hours during the night for example, you would change them every time you are up to feed them). The great thing about newborns though is breastmilk poo isn't really poo - it dissolves in warm water. Just roll the nappy up, put it in a dry bucket and throw it in the wash every two days.
Bigger babies only need 6-8 nappy changes a day and 1-2 night nappies overnight. If they are sleeping through the night they only need one nappy which lasts them from dusk 'til dawn. Once they start solids the poo needs to be flushed - but the great news is that its solid so it just rolls off. The other great news is they don't do very many a day - and often you know when at least one will be (the after breakfast surprise). A bit of residue is fine. Roll the nappies up and pop them in a dry bucket and wash every two days. You can use seperate buckets for your number 1s and 2s if you like.
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