I'm expecting in June and want to use cloth nappies, but not sure what will be best for us. Regardless of what we go with, I think we'd like advice on what to choose for a trial as well, so that we don't go and buy a load of things that don't work for us.
This board seems very helpful and knowledgeable, so hoping somebody can take the time to offer some much needed advice. I did contact the nappylady, but I wasn't sure if she advised on all products or just the selection on her site and so thought it a good idea to speak to people using all different sorts of nappies.
Cost is not an issue. Also not bothered about aesthetics.
The most important thing for us will be reliability - a system that doesn't leak. I've heard that two part systems are more reliable, but don't know how true this to be. The other consideration is what is gentle on our baby's skin and wondered if cloth/reusable liners would therefore be better than paper?
Would like to use cloth from birth ideally. My Husband and I both have sensitive skin, so are drawn towards Bamboo as we've heard lots of positive things. The nappylady recommended the following:
Bucket @ £9.00
Nappy Mesh @£4.00
Nappies – 4-10 Bamboozle stretch size 1 (6-18lbs) @ £10.99 (for very slim newborn nappy)
Nappies – 10-15 Bamboozle stretch size 2 (9-40lbs) Aplix @ £11.99 (birth to potty option)
Wraps –3/4 Motherease Rikki wraps med (10-20lbs) @ £9.25
Boosters – 6 Triple layer boosters @ £9.00
Not included in the total price Liners – Ultra liners 100 a roll (flushable) pack of 3@£9.99
Optional and not included in the total price-Washable Wipes 40 (full time use) @£24.00
Optional and not included in the total price-Vest Extenders 3 @ £5.99
As it's all so new to me I have no idea what is essential. Happy to buy things second hand, providing they would still offer the same level of absorbency.
I do like the look of the Bamboozle stretchies, but they're the only ones that I've really looked at.
Was this stuff such a minefield for everyone in the beginning?