I bought lots of different nappies to use on my baby as soon as she was born so I could see what worked. I used some immediately and when I washed them I discovered that meconium dyes everything in the wash! Everything including muslins etc came out a nasty brownish colour! So watch out for that.
I also discovered that I couldn't use the nappies I'd bought on my baby at all for 6 weeks because she liked to sit in a completely folded up position (like in the womb) and cloth nappies were too thick around her waist. As she was a big baby to start with, lots of small sizes I'd bought were then too small and therefore not used. So if you can wait to see what your baby is like in both size and temperament you might save lots of money!
Now a few months on I have tried all our nappies and I would say two parters are definitely more reliable. Our pockets can leak quite a lot and I'm getting v bored of stuffing them! I use little lambs bamboo at night which have been great but the Velcro is tired already whereas the bamboozles Velcro looks like new. Paper liners stuck to the bum giving nappy rash whilst little lambs fleece liners seem to make the poo stick to them and away from the bum. (In our experience) Little lamb bamboo boosters are an absolute must for us. I use them all the time. Wraps wise try and get ones with two leg gussets for extra security and also ones which adjust at the leg and waist are great (motherease, thirsties and gen-y are my faves).
I'm still discovering which two parter is best for day time (bamboo nappies take forever to dry so I don't use all the time). I'm sure others can recommend those. When I get sick of my pockets leaking I use a disana tie on with bamboo boosters but they are definitely not for everyone although I think they're cute!
Hope that's some help......
Thank you - that is really very useful. Makes me wonder if we should use newborn disposables initially to deal with the meconium and also see what size the baby is - we have no idea. I was only about 5lbs,but DH was about 10lbs!
Definitely swaying towards 2 parters from reading lots of posts and reviews and liking the sound of Bamboozles stretchies, but just worry about the MF in them as have heard they can cause leakage.
Also thinking that LL fleece liners and boosters sound good and Motherease wraps, as you suggest.
It's a bit confusing knowing what nappies are part of a two part system. Was looking at OWW ones and can't figure out what they are, as surely you don't put a wrap over as they are non plain.