It has to be said, cloth nappies never cease to amaze me! No matter how much I read, there always seems to be more to figure out
I've only been on this forum a few weeks, but already I have learnt masses - it's just turning that into an actual stash that I'm having trouble with
Anyway, I am trying to work out what sort of stash would be best to buy/make before my LO comes along in November. I don't have a tumble dryer or a house that is particularly great at drying things. I do like making things and enjoy it, so am prepared to try out a few types. I am really into trying out terries, but also need some more straight forward nappies in case my housemates (I live in a shared house) end up helping out, and for grand parents etc. I'm really into knitting and the idea of wool soakers, not so keen on fleece covers, but aware I will probably need some PUL ones for when we're out and about. I'm planning on wearing Sprog a lot so would prefer an option that reduces the need for me to carry about spare clothes for *both* of us, as much as is possible
SO, this is what I've been thinking of making/buying:
- Terry squares/muslins - for using around the house with wool covers, where it's a bit easier to deal with explosions
- DIY fitteds - for use with wool covers/PUL covers for housemates/father-to-be (depending on how he gets to grips with terries) and by me when I'm half asleep, no doubt, and if Sprog's a wriggler
- A couple of DIY pockets - I don't really know why, it just seems like a good back-up idea - feel free to tell me this is pointless!
- Soakers/longies - to go over the top two options, and because I can't stop knitting
- PUL covers
I am totally stumped on night nappies - I haven't even started thinking about those yet!
What I'd like to know is your thoughts on what I've said above, and also how many of each you reckon seems a good starting point. The bonus of making things is that they work out cheaper, so I can hopefully have an over-generous stash to get us through the early months (when it will also be the worst time of year for drying things, sod's law!!).
Oh! And does it make sense to make fitteds with a snap-in soaker, rather than a sewn-in one? I'm kind of hoping that might help them dry quicker, but please feel free to tell me if the reality of things is different to my hugely inexperienced theorising
Many thanks for your wisdom -