Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum, but not to cloth nappies. I live in Sheffield and I'm a full-time mum to two little ones; a boy aged 2 3/4 and a girl aged 18 months. I'm expecting my 3rd in two weeks.
I confess to joining this forum in some desperation! I've tried cloth nappies with both my children, but neither have got on with them. I was bought a birth-to-potty set from Bambino Mio (I chose them after much research, frustratingly) and used them with both children, but found that if I used them full-time their nappy areas became very sore and I had to revert to disposables for a few days. If I used them only occasionally, they would smell so bad before I had enough to justify using the washing machine, no matter what I tried (wet soaking, dry pailing, tea tree oil).
I'd really like to succeed with cloth nappies with my third as my first is only in nap and nighttime nappies and my little girl is probably too used to disposables, but I feel it's a huge waste of money having these nappies lying around, some of them unused, not to mention the guilt factor of unused cloth nappies and using disposables!
Sorry to post all this in my introduction, but I hope to be able to get some encouraging advice initially, then advise others myself, having struggled at first.
Thanks to all for reading this rather rambling post