Do you need burp cloths?
Correspondingly, how many burp cloths do you need?
Putting the Right Number of Burp Cloths on Your 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.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what is the best fabric for burp cloths?
Cotton chenille is the best fabric for absorbent burp cloths I've found, and combined with a terry cloth layer for absorbency is far superior to any other combination.
As far as I understand it, you don't wash a baby every day, and the books I've read recommend 3-4 towels and about 6-10 washcloths. For burp cloths, I'd think more like 10-20 would be fine; that's 1-2 per day if you're doing laundry every week or so.