How many cloth diapers do you need?

How many cloth diapers do I need?

One of the questions we asked in our 2nd Annual Cloth Diaper Pulse Survey was how many diapers did our cloth diapering families have in their stash.  We found that 64% of families have more than 25 diapers in their stash.

Download a free copy of the 2nd Annual Cloth Diapering Pulse Survey.

But do you need 25 diapers in your stash?  No, certainly not.  Here is what we found in our survey of 3,000 cloth diapering families…

  • 1439 families have between 25-50 diapers in their stashes
  • 757 families have between 16-24 diapers in their stashes
  • 293 families have between 51-75 diapers in their stashes
  • 243 families have between 10-15 diapers in their stashes
  • 116 families have between 76-100 diapers in their stashes
  • 78 families have less than 10 diapers in their stashes, and
  • 74 families have more than 100 diapers in their stashes!
Why the wide range of stash sizes?  Many families also reported having multiple children in diapers at the same time, while others just enjoy collecting diapers.  If you are on a budget you can survive with as few as 10-15 diapers in your stashes and wash every day.

How many diapers do you have in your stash?  Do you NEED that many or do you enjoy collecting diapers in the newest hottest colors, patterns, and prints?  

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