As the title says, do you think this stash would take me from birth to potty training, or have I overlooked something essential?
In my family, and culture, babies are usually potty trained between 18-24 months.
I am mostly thinking I would go with flats (and a few pockets into which flats can be stuffed), because of the versatility and because I need something that can line dry indoors, in a moist climate, within 24 hours. Paired with disana tie-on nappies, I'm thinking it should be as leak-proof as a sized fitted, but have no problems with rinsing clean, ammonia build-up, elastics that wear out, not-drying in time, being handwashed when electricity is out etc.
As for the folding issue. I find it peaceful to fold towels, and flats don't seem much different? I'm thinking I could prefold them straight from the line, so it would just be a matter of grabbing them like any disposable when needed. Because I can imagine how it could become stressful with a screaming baby, in the middle of the night, trying to fold...and hold, and...
In any case, this is the stash I've planned so far:
36 smaller diapers:
- 14 orange diaperco infant bamboo flats (or the newborn size?)
- 10 disana muslin flats
- 12 imagine birdseye flats
24 larger diapers (only bamboo, because of the extra absorbency need):
- 18 orange diaperco toddler bamboo flats.
- 6 sloomb snapless fitteds (for overnight, 2 per night, line drying 36-48 hours indoors).
- 3 disana wool covers (in each size newborn, small, medium, large).
- 3 imse vimse wool covers (in each size newborn, small, medium, large).
- 2 thirsties duo wrap covers (in size 1, and size 2).
Doublers and Inserts:
- 14 disana tie-ons (to make the flats work with the wool).
- 14 thirsties size 1 hemp inserts.
- 14 thirsties size 2 hemp inserts.
- 6 snappies (3 for changing table, 3 for changing bag)
- 8 diaper pins (4 for changing table, 4 for changing bag).
8 Pockets (for babysitters, grandmother and other cloth diaper challenged people, and as an emergency back-up):
- 4 rumparooz os (is bamboo, hemp or microfibre best?).
- 2 charlie banana os
- 2 thirsties duo diapers in size 1.
- 2 thirsties duo diapers in size 2.