I decided to create my own starter kit for my cloth nappy adventure, which I did with careful research, relentless shopping and hours of trawling the Internet for the best deals and prices. My goal was to have a variety of choices with enough nappies to not be constantly washing and for a low price. I'm happy with what I have, I hope that if you're considering cloth on a budget, that you find the following helpful.
Not the cheapest way to buy terries (though terries are the cheapest) , but I love the colours, they're a very good size and have good reviews. By buying a pack of six, also, I reduce waste should I decide that terries aren't for us.
9x Muslins - £3.50 for 3. Morrisons. £6 for 5. Sainsbury's.
Terries can be bulky on little newborns and although I had a lot of Muslins from when Moo was a baby, I decided to pick up a few more for use as nappies or to boost absorbency with some of the others.
I bought the most of these because they are sized and I had heard good things about them all. I have bought three different brands, all bamboo, to see what I like for when they are outgrown and what is best for night times.
Left; Lollipop. Top; TotsBots Bamboozles. Bottom; Little Lamb.
Babyland - £2.99. eBay.
CoolaBaby - £5.50. eBay.
When I first started research pocket nappies, I was convinced these were best and planned to buy 24 in total of varying different brands. After doing more research I decided to keep my options open but I wanted some 'easy to use' nappies for my husband and other relatives.
Top; CoolaBaby. Middle; BabyLand. Bottom Baba+Boo.
All in one.
Bambinex - £7.99. Zuilily.
Another 'easy option' for other people more than for myself. The TotsBots Fugi is my most expensive individual nappy purchase, however it was too cute to resist and 15% off. I earnt some money through eBay and so purchased it with that.
Left; Bambinex. Right; TotsBots Frugi.
TotsBots Easy Fit Wrap. £8.99. eBay.
Lollipop wrap. Included with Lollipop shaped nappies.
Top; Smarty Pants. Left; Little Lamb. Right; TotsBots Easy Fit.
Nappy Bucket - £5.99. eBay.
Nappi Nippas - £4 aprox. eBay.
Bamboo boosters - 5 Free with code BOOSTED. Fill your pants.
Dry bag - Free with Lollipop shaped nappies.
Top; Nappi Nippas. Bottom; Bamboo boosters. Right; Bucket, net and flushable nappy liners.
Total spend; £182.57
I could've got this a little cheaper, however I opted to go for some more expensive brands ie TotsBots and Bright Bots, partly because they came so highly recommended.
So this is what I have to work with at the moment, twenty-four in all which apparently is enough to wash every-other day. There will be a certain degree of trial and error in regards to all of them but hopefully it won't take long to figure out what works for us and when Bear grows out of the shaped nappies at around nine months, we will sell them on as 'pre-loved' and replace either with the next size up or a different type depending on what suits us best as a family.
I'm not an expert, I don't pretend to know everything about cloth nappies, I'm still learning, but I hope that if you're looking to start cloth on a budget that this has given you an idea of what you can get for your money.
Labels: accessories, all in one, budgeting, Cloth, Money saving, nappies, pocket, reusable nappies, reusables, shaped, terries, wraps