how many nappies does everyone else have? and whats the best night nappy? at the moment i am using disposables at night, until i find a good night nappy and sometimes in the day, although i dont like doing this. i also think my LO is an olimpic widdler so which nappies would be best for this. he is also quite small on the 9th centile. i didnt use cloth nappies with DS1 so would really like lots of advice!
Sophie and welcome to the tree.
As for advice I will try and help as much as I can.
1. How many nappies? This depends on how often you wash and what materials your nappies are made from. BG for example can be washed daily as they will dry overnight as their microfibre inserts dry out quickly. If you have nappies made from bamboo as well as boosters and inserts made from hemp or bamboo then they will take longer to dry (can be up to a couple of days on an airer). 20 is a good number as this will give you enough to be able to wash every few days.
However, be warned!! Cloth nappy addiction usually results in you owning ALOT of nappies
I have around 60 and there are ladies on the forum with far more than that
2. Nappies for heavy wetters - bamboo and hemp are the most absorbent materials for nappies. Microfibre is good for drying quickly but is nowhere near as good as soaking up huge amounts of liquid. If you like pockets then I would look to stuff them with a combo of bamboo and hemp. Petite d'souss go great bamboo inserts: http://www.babykind.co.uk/pocketnappyin ... mbooinsert
and these combined with an Easy Peasy hemp booster are brilliant: http://www.babykind.co.uk/boostersandli ... #hempjersy
As for different kinds of pockets: I stick with BG mostly as I find them bombproof. I have also tried Weentions pockets, Blueberry onesize and Swaddlebees eco-nappis. I have ready good things about Greenkids and Coolababys but have not tried them myself.I think with pockets it comes down to whether your prefer poppers or aplix as they are only as good as what they are stuffed with.
3. Night nappies - I would avoid pockets for this as they don't make great night nappies. Your best option is a fitted nappy combined with wool or fleece or a wrap as you can add extra boosters to tailor you own absorbency requirements. Great night nappies to try are Weenotions Night Notions, Luscious Little Somethings (you can add extra layers when buying so that you have the best absorbency for your LO with these), Wild Child Dreamy nappies, Holdens Landing bedbugs (these nappies are super yummy but they don't always suit heavy wetters and can be expensive),
Hope all this helps. Have fun finding nappies to suit your LO