Thanks everyone I think I will go for it. Hard to know which nappies to choose though... I guess get a selection and then get more of what works. I'm thinking a mix of cotton and microfibre as I'm having a winter baby and line drying won't be an option, so it's tumbling or a clothes airer - so probably not bamboo? Also, I'm reasonablly tall and slim and my partner is quite short and stocky, so not really sure what shape baby we'll have! I've got some size 1 little lambs coming (pre-loved from ebay) and thinking about getting some size 0 kissaluvs or bimbles, maybe also some bumgenius? And whatever else I can pick up along the way! I'm thinking a selection of all in ones and shaped nappies. I have heard muslins are good for newborns, but how would the containment work with no elastic/gussets?!
Also any ideas on how many re-usable wipes would be enough?
Thanks again everyone for the warm welcome, what a nice place to be