Well 7 weeks into my first cloth nappies and I have a few issues and questions. We started using LLs sized 2-part in terry (plus a couple of bamboo) and BG btp from birth. Admittedly the LL did leak a little as they were a tad too big at the start but they fit fine now but leave marks on him. I have 12 of them. Isaac is very long and slim.
The BGs were a bit better at the start. I've now had to up the rise of these as he pees up and over a lot, though perhaps less so with both inserts, but since upping the rise they now gape at the legs and I keep getting leaks. I should add that I was sold a load new with only the newborn inserts but thankfully now have 2 preloved with both inserts, and missing inserts being sent to me. Am I right in thinking that the problem is the rise? We don't seem to get as many top leaks but more leg leaks.
Also, Isaac seems to be a very heavy wetter as the LL are very soon completely saturated- is that normal?
I certainly can't reuse the wraps at all. I do try to change every 2 hours or so, though sometimes less often, sometimes more often- esp of late.
I also just bought a couple of small itti bitti snap-ins which gape an awful lot
and while they are actually great at pee despite this, I've just had a bad poo incident. I may have to part with them already
It seems like I am always changing his clothes whether due to leaks or reflux puke.
I have a WN OS pocket which seems great though a bit bulkier, esp with the swaddlebees insert I use. I also have some preloved MEOS but no wraps (well, one) and they seemed really big so haven't got any yet. I also have terry/bamboo squares but can't for the life of me fold them, let alone get Isaac to stay still long enough to fasten
I also have a blueberry btp but that's too big to use yet.
Am I best with sized nappies, then? Are 2-parts better? Should I get some nighttime nappies? What brands do you recommend for his shape? I had tried to be a bit more economical by buying btp.
Thanks for reading my ramble!
ETA maybe the problem with the BG leaks is the material I'm using to stuff? Am only using their microfleece inserts...Not sure.