For the older baby:
24+ diapers (see Types of Diapers for specifics)
6+ Doublers (see Types of Diapers for specifics)
6+ pairs of plastic pants, diaper covers and/or diaper wraps. If using only AIOs, you won't need these.
2 pairs of diaper pins (if using plastic pants with diapers that need to be pinned, if using only AIOs, you won't need these.)
Large diaper pail with tight fitting lid
Keeping Baby Dry:
With cloth diapers it is important to change your baby's diaper frequently. It keeps baby's skin dry and healthy, keeps baby comfortable and prevents urine from leaking onto your baby's clothes.
For newborns changing every 11/2-2 hours is recommended. Expect to use around 12 diapers each day.
Older children every 2-3 hours or about 6 diapers.
Traveling With Your Cloth Bottomed Baby:
For trips to the store, park, restaurant, visiting friends etc., I use a large diaper bag and take along one diaper per child for every 3 hours I expect to be out.
Diaper Pail Care:
It is important to regularly clean your diaper pail. It keeps germs and bacteria at bay at prevents smells from accumulating. An easy way to do this is to wash your diaper pail at the same time you wash diapers.
Here is how I wash my diaper pail:
Add 1 cup white distilled vinegar to pail and swish around. I now use vinegar instead of bleach because it kills germs and is much gentler and less smelly than bleach.
Rinse with very hot water.
Carefully empty the water into the toilet.
Air dry, outside in the sun if possible.