Could we briefly talk about nappies?
Not dramatic, humorous or intellectual, but in another sixteen weeks, essential.
We want to use re-usables. So I have visited The Nappy Lady, I have chatted with various friends (including Lisa, who I have decided is going to be my Nappy Guru *waves*) and we feel that we have gathered all the relevant information*.
We then moved on to researching purchasing outlets.
Did you know that a new set of birth-to-potty-training nappies can cost between £250 and £350?
But if you contrast that with £5 to £10 a week until age three, then that's actually fine - it's just that it's an upfront cost rather than spread out.
However, we are looking at second hand ones, from eBay (there are still some listed for sale despite the fuss a few months back about them actually being 'used underwear' and therefore a 'fetish' product - what?!) and from various other second-hand outlets. So much choice - and only sixteen weeks to choose.
They come in white, 'natural' or coloured; with pictures; without pictures; with velcro; with even-better-than-velcro 'aplix'; with poppers; or with 'nappy nippers'. You can have all-in-ones; pocket-padded; fleecy liners; terry liners; muslin nappies; over-wraps with poppers, velcro or aplix; fleecy, fluffy or waterproof; small, medium or large.
My head is spinning.
I think I am going to take Lisa's advice, which was basically; make a decision, buy some, put them in the cupboard and feel smug at how organised we are. I think we will take this - it's very rare for anyone to advise one to be smug, so it seems a shame to waste the opportunity.
In other news, the house we like IS now going to sealed bids, on the 6th of June. I am less stressed about it than I thought I would be. B went to Vienna this morning and is back on Wednesday. To celebrate, I am washing the sheets in anticipation of his return.
And that, for today, is all. Tomorrow, baby-chick pictures.
* Including the fact that everyone involved with re-usable nappies seems to use the word 'containment' a lot, something I previously thought was only appropriate to nuclear reactors and chemical spillages. Please, do NOT tell me why this is appropriate language. Let me keep my innocence for another few weeks.