Should I buy the pleated stuff, cotton wool balls or the pads (of which there are million different sizes?) I know it sounds daft but when I went to supermarket I looked at this row of seemingly endless bags of cotton wool. Due in 3 weeks and think I have lost powers of decision making!
someone <<scratches head trying to remember>> I think it was nappylady.co.uk recommended the rolls of cotton. We did the maths in tesco and found you get more cotton for much less cost than the balls (I never bothered with the other types) and it's good because you can tear off as much or as little as you like. hth
Decisions decisions - have given my brain to my baby - thanks for all these. I will probably end up buying one of each much to the frustration of DH who thinks I have gone nuts. Can't wait for him to clean up baby when it arrives ...... will be v entertaining (Midwife got him putting clothes on a doll the other week which had me LOL!)
I so know how you feel! I tried the roll because it's cheaper, but found that when you've got the feet of a wriggling baby in one hand, a dirty nappy staring you in the face and only one hand free for cleaning, you can't pull off a little bit from the roll. SO I went onto balls which was easier.
Good luck for 3 weeks' time!
I would go for washable / reusable wipes to save on time AND money. They vary in cost/size etc but we stock some cheapy ones too which do the job and they are the main bulk of the ones I use! I found the cotton balls useless to the point where I'd need about 10 or more to clean up a newborn breastfed poo and it would take forever as they were soooo tiny. PLus on a pleat its hard to rip of sometimes and in those early days you get through sooo much.