It is easy when getting ready for a new child to enter this world to get distracted by all the new gadgets you can buy like corner shelves for baby monitors, baby gates, electronic mobile, and all the other crazy gadgets you can get. You may end up forgetting to get some of the basics like burp clothes. Then you think about it and wonder “how many burp cloths do I need?” It is a great question and to put a long story short as a father; you cannot have too many. If you’re a mother, you can do with a few less then me, but you still will need a few.
How Many Burp Cloths Do I Need – Stock Them Everywhere
You want to have burp cloths everywhere. You never know where you will need one or why but having one handy is helpful. If you are thinking of getting 4 or 5 burp clothes, those are rookie numbers! Here are all the places you can potentially use one.
- Living Room
- Kitchen table
- Babies Room
- Multiple for Diaper Bag
- A few in all of your cars (double this number if you have leather seats and triple it if your car costs more than $40,000)
- Whoever else watches your kid should have a few, so they are still down to watch your kid
The locations you could need a burp cloth are endless. My wife was smart, and she knows that she needed to put them close to all the things that I use a lot, so I never had an excuse to not clean up messes.
- My computer
- My bookshelves
- She probably thought about gluing a pack to my phone as well, but I would not allow it
How Many Burp Cloths Do I Need – They Are Not Just For Spitting
When our first daughter was born, it was shocking to me how easily milk could spray everywhere when my wife was feeding. One second Ivy was getting milk the next second she is smiling happily at y wife which is great, but then milk would be spraying everywhere. Luckily we had the burp cloths ready, so the mess was minimal.
Reasons you need a burp cloth
- During feeding
- For any Spilled milk
- After feeding
- Unwanted food that is getting spit back up
How Many Burp Clothes Do I Need? – Laundry
The last thing you need to think about in this whole burp clothe equation is how often do you plan to do laundry? The burp cloths you use will get dirty quickly so if you want to have less then 7, you need to be prepared to do the laundry pretty often.
That is not always realistic for most people. It sounds excellent like using reusable diapers, but a lot of people don’t find it practical once the time comes. If that looks like you, then aim to have about 20 burp cloths. You will misplace a few and some just get so nasty you throw them out. Before you know it, you will be down to 15 or less.
Not all of them need to be adorable but when life gets messy, clean up can be made a little more enjoyable with something you love.