I started by reading the nappylady’s website. She explains everything really well, and I just needed telling really what to buy! Then I thought I’d try a few different things. We were already using cheekywipes (washable wipes), so to set us up, I got:
A nappy bucket with lockable lid, where we dry pail the nappies (no soaking). I got a totsbots bucket off amazon. About 16L I think.
2 mesh laundry bags to line the nappy bucket.
A pack of ten bamboo terry squares in the larger size (I think that is 60x60cm)...by the way major mummy brain, I was actually just scanning the keyboard for a multiplication symbol, thinking oh no I don’t seem to have one!!?
A nappy nippa for the terry squares (like a newfangled version of the safety pin!)
A starter pack of 5 totsbots bamboozle stretch nappies. These need a waterproof wrap over them, as do the terry squares, so I bought 2 motherease wraps, and the starter pack actually included an additional free totsbots waterproof wrap. With more solid poo I’ve found 3 wraps is fine and I’ve never ran out, but with a smaller baby you will probably need more, if you use nappies that require a waterproof wrap over the top.
Then I bought about 5 or 6 other random pocket and all-in-one nappies, dottybots, fuzzibunz elite and totsbots easyfit. None of these however work as well for my son as the terries and shaped nappies that go under the wrap (2-part systems). If you go to the nappy lady website she explains what all the different nappies are and how to use them, I found it all clear and easy to read by clicking on the different topics.
Lastly I bought a selection of boosters to pop into the nappies, I’ve found bamboo and minky ones the best.
And then some liners to catch the poop, you can use flushable ones, or fleece ones that you wash and re-use. I use fleece most of the time now, but have a roll of flushable ones too.
Every couple of days I do a full 60 degree wash with the nappies (and sling some towels in there too if there is room), and then hang them to dry. Easy