Nappies and newborns
During your pregnancy you may have hemmed and hawed over disposables versus cloth, listening to both sides, and maybe even firmly deciding on what nappies would suit your baby. If you’ve decided that cloth is the way to go, that’s a highly respectable choice - but don’t be discouraged if it seems impossible right now.
Your child will never again soil him or herself as often as in the first few weeks (we hope), and, believe it or not, the bowel movements will eventually dwindle down to one or two times a day, sometimes even less than that. So don’t be hard on yourself if you pick up a package of disposables, you need to do whatever it takes to make life easier for yourself in these early weeks.
This article was written for Kidspot, New Zealand's leading pregnancy and parenting resource.