My second little girl is due in 2 weeks and I have been doing alot of research on cloth diapers. I've decided to go with RRP because we are on a really tight budget and they seemed to be very versatile.
I have accumulated lots of flannel over the past couple of weeks and invested in a little bit of PUL. Originally my thought was to sew up flannel diapers with an inner PUL strip in the middle and then I have a collection of old towel that I'm sewing up for inserts. I think I've only invested about $30 altogether. Most of my flannel is from my mom's stash or old sheets I find at thrift stores. I also have a couple old footie pjs from my daughter.
Now for my actual questions..
If I continue using flannel then I can't really use Snappi's right? I read somewhere that they will ruin the flannel, but if I use an inner layer of PUL then I can't use pins because it'll ruin the PUL... I don't think snaps will give me enough choices since I have no idea how big she will be. So maybe I should invest in some velcro or something similar?
Also do I remove the inserts before washing? Couldn't find any details on that anywhere..
I really want to avoid covers as much as possible, but wouldn't mind knitting some wool ones if totally necessary. So maybe I should make some with PUL and velcro and some without PUL and a couple wool covers for those?
I like the idea of making AOIs but since I'm new to cloth diapers and my baby isn't here yet I don't really know how I should stuff them so I may research these things later.. Any tips would be VERY appreciated!