Okay, DD is 18 months and I have a new DD due in 2 months. I started with cloth when DD1 was 4 months old so have no experience of newborn in nappies and will prob start DD2 in cloth after the fun 6 weeks is up
This is what I have currently
10 fluffles (birth to potty - nippa fastening)
4 imse vime organic (BTP - need velcro wraps)
5 bumgenius AIO - BTP
2 tots bots, one size 1, one size 2
4 other random AIO, mostly 10lb to 20lb
Wraps I am okay with as I doubt they will be sharing wrap sizes for awhile
With this amount I wash every 2 days with a half load of nappies and would like to carry on washing every other morning with a full load.
I want BTP nappies so how many more will I need to keep a 20 month old who gets through 5 or 6 a day and a newborn???
Assume what you have (20 naps in the right sizes) is what you need for just your toddler over 2.5-3.5 days. Most tiny babes get thru 8-14 nappies in a 24 hour period (they tell you to expect 12/day).
If you breastfeed you may get away with less, but anyway, that suggests you need 28-36 naps for the newborn if you still want to do washing every 2 days. You currently have about 5 nappies that will be suitable size (10 lb), so with one pack of newborn size disps for backup, you need another 18-26 nappies suitable for the baby.
that is nowhere near what I calculated!
DD1 was in BTP fluffles temporarily from 2 months, (as in 1 or 2 a day) and permanently at 4 months so am going to BTP for these.
I do have some terries but couldn't get on with them, I suppose I should buy some more!
can you not just but say a dozen and see how you get on then if you are short use sposies intermitently until you get your levels correct. Bumgenius are fab - i have seen them on newborn right up to potty - and wonderoos though they look a bit huge on a newborn so maybe not good straight away. Oh there i go again assuming everyone loves pockets
That's what I am hoping to do, nappyzone, I just wasn't sure how many extra to start out buying IYSWIM.
I only bought the bumgenius and Imse Vimse once DD was in the bigger setting so haven't tried them on a littley, but 10 nappies did us fine for her, surely I can just double up and it would work?
I think I need to know how many nappies people generally have for 2 kids in nappies don't I!
well they use alot more when tiddly so if your waiting till little person is 6 weeks you could just get a dozen or so and see how you get on - rather than buying out the worlds nappy supplies! Mind you if your shopping with me i wont complain about that lol! No seriously though - i have a friend (honestly) who is using bumgenius on her 8 week old and she also used fuzzis from the outset - a birth to potty would certainly make being out and about with 2 in cloth easier. My 8 month old goes through 5 a day.
Good plan - feel free to visit me here if you find you need some more as i can do special packages for us mumsnetters if i have what you desire... I thought i needed some more today then had a good dig about and found allsorts id forgotten about - nothing exciting though!
I have to say it is one of the most reliable of my pockets but just sooo big! DD has it on one of the tightest settings and this evening when it was quite full of wee (lazy mummy not bothering to change her when it was half an hour til bathtime)the weight led to it falling down! I looked at her and wondered why her nappy was down to her knees then realised she had a builders bum lol