I just placed an order for 24 one-size-fits-all Bun Genius snap diapers. I think they're the 4.0 variety. I have two older kids who are now out of diapers, but we did BG with them for a while when they were about a year and two years old. (They're 10 months apart and both were in diapers at once.) I remember having some issues with BG's before, but they were mostly my fault. I was trying to be too frugal and washed with cold water, not enough detergent, etc. They were pretty good but keeping up with two kids was too much at the time (and I don't think I had enough diapers anyway back then.) Soooo anyway I'm starting our newest cloth diaper journey with a little bit of baggage about them already, but I figure it will be the most economical option.
I probably will use disposables for the first few weeks... I tend to make small babies who are normally in Preemie size diapers at first, so def. not even 7 lbs. I figure once meconium wears off and he/she picks up a bit of weight we can go to the BG's.
My question is... for real... how can I make my experience better this time? Do I *need* a wet bag etc? Special detergent? Sprayer? I'd rather not do the "save a penny, lose a dime" or whatever the saying is, this time around.
Tell me it'll be OK... and 24 is enough, right? Oh, I bought 12 extra newborn inserts as well (although apparently these are no longer the stuffing kind of BG that I was used to before... they're all in one piece I guess. But I think you can still put the extra pad in there for overnight etc even without stuffing. (???)