I'm a little overwhelmed by all the info that's on here about cloth nappies - overwhelmed, but weirdly intrigued!
Short intro - I'm Beth, 27, English export to Wales thanks to Welsh hubby, our little boy will be 8 on August 27th and our little girl is due August 23rd! I'd looking to gather info about cloth nappies so we can hopefully use them for baby Iris when she makes an appearance!
Probably more info than is necessary or wanted - We didn't try them with our son as a) no way we could afford the initial outlay at the time, b) we didn't have a washing machine at home until he was about 18 months old, and c) I had really severe SPD (I had an operation to fix the never-closing gap when he was 18 months old) and my hubby had enough to cope with looking after both me and a new baby without having to work out the pros and cons of a nappy system that was totally new to both of us.
So, nearly 8 years later, we're better off money/health/time-wise (and we have a washing machine, tumble dryer, radiators a plenty, and a washing line at our disposal!) and I want to make sure we've considered all our options fully! Where we live now, the council gives a 100 voucher to claim back on cloth nappies, which makes the initial outlay a little less terrifying! I'd like as much info as possible before I bring options to hubby (always nice to sound slightly knowledgeable!).
I did the Nappy Lady questionnaire a couple of nights ago and just got her (super thorough) response. Initially, from newborn, she recommended:
20 Bamboozle Stretch size 1 (5-18lbs) Aplix
5 Motherease Rikki Small 7- 12lbs
5 Motherease Rikki Mediums 10-20lbs
Pack of 6 Basic Boosters for night time
I'm not trying to second guess her or anything, I just wondered if anyone has opinions on the brands she's recommended as being good from newborn? I can't find much info about cloths from the word go, so to speak!
Not sure if it's relevant, but our son weighed 7lb2 born at 38+4, our little girl will be arriving via c-section (because of SPD op, I have 2 metal plates at the front of my pelvis and sooo many pins holding them on!) around 39 weeks most likely, so probably also in the 7 to 7.5lb range!
Thanks so much in advance and sorry for the epic post!
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