My name is Yvonne, and I'm a mummy to four children (Ruth, Daniel, Leah and Andrew) plus my two older stepdaughters (Hannah and Becky). I'm about to have my fifth baby (due on Monday 30th) and I'm about to venture into cloth for the first time ever. I know that sounds mad after having used sposies with all the others, but I really wanted to try with my last baby, and this time around we are not as well off financially since hubby lost his former job at the start of the downturn. He's working part time right now, so I thought using cloth might help us cut down on costs a bit (plus, I couldn't face a bad week with not enough money until the next day if we ran out of sposies...).
So far, I have some cute Lollipop 50cm terries I got from Ebay (23 of them for a fiver) and some Motherease one size, plus a load of muslins (which I use anyway), plus 2x Disana tie-on nappies, plus a couple of Bumbles...um, some prefolds and a load of mixed wraps (Popolini, Motherease, One Life) to start off. I've got some Little Lamb bamboo boosters and fleece liners from Ebay also..will these be any good?
I like the look of the Bumble at first blush, and folding terries isn't nearly as complex as I had thought(quite fun to practice on a soft dolly), and the Disanas are so soft (but I don't know whether they'd be okay later on, boosted?).
Has anyone got any advice or suggestions for these nappies?
My questions would be:
If you've used terries, how long have you gone with them and what do you boost them with, favourite folds etc?
What do you think of the Disana tie ons if you have used them?
What about the Easy Peasy Bumbles?
I was also considering trying out the Thirsties hemp prefolds, as I've gathered that a lot of mums like hemp nappies and these are supposed to be pretty absorbent...I'm just trying to put together a good system for when my little one gets past the newborn stage.
Wow, I asked a lot of questions...thanks so much for reading and for any suggestions/reviews/advice you may have...looking forward to sharing with you my journey into cloth