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I want to know how many burp cloths, bibs, washcloths, towels, crib sheets, and blankets are recommended by experienced moms. Please share!!




Hmmm well for burb cloths I had a lot because I used them for spit up, wiping my sons mouth when there was a little milk and when he started to drool I used them for that too. Bibs I didn't use until my sons started eating baby food. Crib sheets I had three so I could always have one available. Blankets I got a lot for my shower but really only ended up using my favorite two. Swaddling blankets I basically only used two of those too. Hope that helped a little :)



Oops I forgot Washcloths & towels. I had about 7 Washcloths and about 5 towels.




As soon as they start eating babyfood, you really start going through bibs more. I do laundry once a week, so I'd say 14 bibs should be more than enough. I had around 6 burp cloths which was plenty. 4 sheets was more than enough, though I wish I had two bed waterproof liners, not just one, so this time I have two. Wash cloths aren't a huge deal, you really only need a couple, as well as towels.




Towels & wash cloths - only a couple

Sheets - 4Â

Blankets - too many LOL I only used a couple of the many I got at my shower (I recommend 2 heavy & 2 light as well as a bigger one for on the floor) I also had swaddle blankets (the velcro kind they were amazing and I had 2 in each size, this time I have 3 small & 2 bigger ones.

Burp cloths/spit rags - MANY and I used them!! I used them from burping to spit up wiping, drool cleaning, I used them OFTEN, and if your LO ends up being a spitty kid (some just are no matter what) you'll go through them!

Bibs - didn't use them until DS started solids, I did his laundry twice a week and had about 15-20 bibs some all cloth & some plastic (plastic best for food!!!), when he started teething and was drooling like crazy I had him in bibs whenever he was awake so it became necessary to have a lot of bibs!

Hope this helps!



Thanks for the advice. This is what I have but I'm always worried I won't have enough stuff to keep up with all the baby fluids.

I have
18 burp cloths (12 work as bibs too)
Additional 10 drool bibs and 2 plastic ones for food time
8 thin receiving blanks
2 knit blanets
5 wearable blankets (small and medium)
6 washcloths (plus an additional 20 I will be using as cloth wipes)
2 hooded towels + 1 hooded robe (I know the robe is not necessary but I love my bath robe!!!!)
3 sheets
3 waterproof mattress pads

I was thinking of buying another dozen of cloth diaper prefolds to use as burp rags and also in diapers. But I don't know if I'm overdoing the burp rags. I guess I can always order more later!!!




sounds like you have more than enough to me. Burp clothes will more or less depend on how much your lil one will spit up my ds very rarely spit up and I lived with 6 and that was more than enough but yet some go through a lot in one day. Id wait to buy more until you know if you need them.



Thanks to everyone that took the time to answer. You guys are a huge help.Â

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How many bibs and burp cloths do I need? ›

But anywhere between eight to 14 burp cloths is a good number to have for a single baby. However, if you have more babies, the number increases proportionately as each baby gets a fresh cloth each burp session.

How many towels and washcloths do I need for baby? ›

If you give your baby a bath three times a week and do laundry once a week, it's probably a good idea to get four. If you do laundry daily, you might get away with two. Yet, neither of these options considers the other uses for baby bath towels.

How many towels do you put on a baby registry? ›

How many towels should a baby have? All households are different, so the number of towels you need depends on how often you bathe your child, how many post-bath accidents they have and how often you do laundry. That said, two to four hooded baby towels should suffice.

How many burp cloths should I put on my registry? ›

Most baby registries feature four to six burp cloths, or an average of two packs. Our rule of thumb is to double that. Register for 10 to 12 cloths in various patterns or colors. The soft material is excellent for everything from gently wiping a wet chin after a feeding to sopping up drool.

How many burp cloths should a baby have? ›

As new moms build out their registries they often wonder: how many burp cloths do I need for a newborn? The answer is a little different for every Mom but we find that having between eight to fourteen on hand will usually suffice.

How many washcloths do I need for my baby? ›

It's good to have at least a few infant washcloths — four or five to start. That way, you'll always have a fresh one ready, and you can use extras as burp cloths for feeding your little one. Due to the small size, washcloths are usually the most affordable bath linens, and they don't take up much storage space.

How many blankets does a baby need? ›

We recommend at least two to three blankets to make life a little easier— that being said, the more blankets you have, the easier it is to rotate them through being used and washed. The rule of three applies here, one in use, one in the wash and one in the cupboard ready for when you need it.

How many bibs does a baby need? ›

If your child spits, dribbles, and creates a mess while eating, you will need a bib. So, depending on these factors,10-20 bibs in your nursery stock should be just fine. The more, the better. There is no hard and fast rule as to how many would be enough though.

How many outfits does a baby need per day? ›

In this case, “outfit” means shirt/onesie, pants, and a pair of socks. 0 – 3 month – Plan on two outfits and a sleeper each day, but don't overbuy in this range as your child will grow quickly. 3 – 6 month – Plan on one to two outfits a day plus a sleeper. You may also need bibs for drooling.

What is the average number of items on a baby registry? ›

First-time-mom baby registries typically include between 100 and 120 items. This should be more than enough to cover everything you will need for your baby. Because with any type of baby registry, the aim is to only get things for your baby that you will actually need and use.

What is a normal amount of items to have on a baby registry? ›

Generally, 100 to 120 items is a good range. You can include practical items, like diapers and wipes, and “fun” items, like nursery artwork or a personalized baby blanket. Don't forget to regularly update your registry as you receive gifts or as your needs change throughout your pregnancy.

Why is a towel placed in the bottom of the bathtub for a baby? ›

A tried-and-true approach to keeping kids safe at this age is to simply lay a bath towel in the bottom of your tub and only fill the water a couple of inches deep. The towel will give them a non-slip space to sit but still enjoy the fun that comes with splashing and playing.

Do I need burp cloths and receiving blankets? ›

A soft, gentle receiving blanket is a perfect way to give your baby some added softness—and to protect your area rugs from accidental spit-up situations. Burp cloth. Sometimes, a burp cloth just doesn't cut it. Either the mess is too big, they may all be in the laundry, or you simply forgot one at home.

Do you need burp cloths and bibs? ›

Using a burp cloth or burpy bib can offer several benefits to both parents/caregivers and babies during feeding times! Here are just a few advantages: 1. Protects Clothing: burp cloths and burpy bibs help protect parents' and caregivers' clothing from spit-up, drool, or milk spills during burping or feeding sessions.

How long do babies need burp cloths? ›

Babies usually need burp cloths for as long as they're fed by bottle or breast. It's different for every child, but they get most of their sustenance from milk until about 12 months of age. While many children continue drinking milk after their first birthday, they may not still need to be burped each time.

How many bibs do you really need? ›

Four to six bibs per child are optimal, depending on how many children you have. For most newborns, a handful of drool bibs should be enough. Not forgetting that this newborn can still make quite the mess. Factors like feeding, drool, and laundry will also be an excellent guide to how many bibs you need.

How many bibs cloths do I need? ›

We suggest buying 2-3 of the bandana dribble bib for a light dribbler. While heavy droolers will need 6-8. This bib is super absorbent and is best used when they are teething or drooling. Large bibs – The larger style bibs are for messy eaters, baby's with bigger necks and toddlers.

How many infant bibs do I need? ›

If your child spits, dribbles, and creates a mess while eating, you will need a bib. So, depending on these factors,10-20 bibs in your nursery stock should be just fine. The more, the better. There is no hard and fast rule as to how many would be enough though.


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