OK, so for my first foray into cloth I've been offered some deals by a local nappy co I'd like to support.
Their 'package' options seem to be
1. three sizes of Bimbles
2. birth-to-potty Bimbles (cheaper)
3. birth-to-potty Bumbles (even cheaper)
(all with two wraps of each size, mesh, bucket etc)
What's my best option? There's not really a lot to choose between them on cost, but I worry firstly that BTPs will be colossal on a newborn and, conversely, that if the Cub turns out large I'll only get three weeks' use out of the size 0 Bimbles...
Means I can happily buy the 'size 0 bimbles pack' for £80 or whatever it is andnothingelse, then see how fast the Cub grows etc and make a decision about size 1 Bimbles vs BTP Bimbles vs Bumbles later on.
£80!!! <<cough cough>> Blimey, is that how much new nappies cost?
What type of wraps do you get in the pack?
I bought all mine 2nd hand from nappy lady classifieds for about £3/4 each - Size 0's don't get that much use so 2nd hand ones are usually in 'as new' condition anyway.
I have a mix of the bimbles and size 1 nippa tots bots (which can be used with front folded down on small babies). That combination worked well with DS as the bimbles were perfect for newborn, and the size 1 tots bots fitted for that little bit longer.
Quantity required depends on how often you like to wash . I have about 20 nappies altogether, but am a self-confessed nappy addict .
In my defence I buy almost all of my nappies and wraps 2nd hand
tbh compared to disposables it's all ridiculously cheap and that's inc bucket, mesh, 2 bags etc.
And for a lazy first-timer it's easier to buy a package (and as they're local I'd go and fetch them so no delivery) than trawl through ads buying two or three here and there... I will look though!
The wraps are popper Ventos which as far as I can tell are indistinguishable from popper Mothereases.
I'd most likely be washing every day and tumbling if it's too wet to hang outside.
Actually, it doesn't sound like a bad deal at all to get started with....until the nappy addiction sets in that is!
I have seen whole sets for sale 2nd hand btw, so no trawling required
I would think 10 nappies would be enough - I only wash nappies every 3 days so have a few more in my collection for that reason. The wraps catch those early poo explosions so I liked to have to have a few available, although worst case scenario they could be wiped/rinsed between washes I suppose.
Was cruising the NappyLady boards, had just bought three small Airflows for £13 and was congratulating myself on my restraint when I saw an ad for 10 Bimbles, 5 TotsBots, three medium wraps and a bunch of other stuff, so have probably already bought more than I needed...
I had original nippa bumbles, they were fab I used them from (but they were 9lbers) but I also tumbled them and it killed them!!!! The tumble drier makes terry cotton go bald quite quickly especially shaped nappies as it has edges that wear quickest rather than flat terry nappies IYSWIM