Hi and welcome @PixieFix massive congratulations on your pregnancy! I'm just a couple of weeks behind you
and looking forward to meeting my 3rd little boy!
PixieFix wrote:I'm hoping to use the newborn stage to try out a few different things to see what works for us (if you have any suggestions or advise I'm all ears!). I've just started building my stash and have got a size 1 little lamb cotton and wrap and 2 xs motherease sandys (they are so small and cute!).
Sounds like a prefect plan to me and what I always recommend to do! I used cloth from the start with Louis, and exactly like you decided to use the first size to work out what I did and didn't like. I had quite a few NB Kissaluvs, Bimbles (these are mega cute but don't last long), Diddy Diapers which are still small but lasted longer and lots of other random bits and pieces with some pockets and AIOs as well. I stuck to Mother Ease wraps, using both Rikki and Airflow as I'd heard that they were bomb proof! I actually got on really well with most things and loved that I'd tried lots of things! I did try a Tots Bots red fleece wrap in the early days without much luck which was a shame as it turned me off trying wool for ages which it turned out I loved!
So this time I'm doing only a few things differently, I'm making some NB nappies as I now
and I'm now in Australia and NB nappies are crazy expensive! I am also going to have some flats (terry squares and some small prefolds) as I had discounted them last time and ended up getting some Bright Bots terrys in the autumn for drying reasons and found them great as part of my collection. I would like to pick up a Tots Bot Tinyfit to try and a few other bits and pieces that weren't around when Louis was small. I'll be mainly using fitteds with PUL wraps and wool covers as well as a 2 part system works so well with little ones.
If you have any questions fire away!
I'm already a total cloth addict and I've had to restrict myself to going on CNT just once a day
NO you dont' need to do that
Here is my list so far (eek need to get more!) to give you an idea!
10-15 terry squares / prefolds (not sure exactly how many are up there)
1 Bimble (the same I brought Louis home from hospital in
4 (? see how I go) home-made NB
5 (? need to go up and check!)) randoms from my friend
1 NB Coolababy pocket (waiting)
Wraps / covers:
Mother Ease XS Rikki Wrap
Small tie dye Nature Babies wrap
2 or 3 wool covers (would like to make another as the ones I have a preloved)