Both of mine are wiggly changers, and in Imogen's case, kicking and screamin changers. It's probbly helped that I've aways changed at a changing table in their rooms (unless we're out) and they've not had the option to get away from me. We keep certain toys just for changing time (lettersaurus for Mog and particularly exciting teether for Teddy) which helps, and I do a lot of distraction and singing etc. But if they haven't pooed then changing a terry takes about ten seconds longer than changing a disposable for me, so it's not like I've got to keep them excited for long.
I have three dozen terry squares, which would be fine for two, washing every other day. I have other nappies as well, so generally I end up with about a third in use, a third in the wash and a third sitting in the laundry basket, clean but not put away
When we just had Imogen and just used terries we had two dozen squares and we generally had eight wraps in circulation.
I've only just started using terries with my seven month old and I really haven't found it any harder or slower than using a fitted with a wrap. I have the terry ready folded and laid out the right way up with a nippa close at hand. Once it's folded, it really is just like a fitted, and doing the nippa doesn't take any longer than doing poppers, in fact I'd say it's quicker and just as easy. Then I roll the legs inwards which takes all of a few seconds and I don't suppose you have to do it if LO is too wriggly and you're not expecting poo! Then the wrap goes on as normal. If the wrap fits well, you could leave out the nippa - just lay the terry in the wrap and put it all on in one go.
I've got four terry squares so far which is enough for a day (not a night) if LO doesn't poo. I can usually use one wrap all day for those but I would have two per day just in case. They dry quickly, overnight somewhere warm-ish or outside in a nice breeze. So it depends how often you wash as to how many you'd need. I'd recommend getting a few to try before buying any more, just in case. I'm finding our 60cm ones a little snug on my LO (who does have a really fat bottom, poor child) so I'd probably look for bigger ones if I was buying more, so it's good I didn't spend too much.
I found that the 24 I had was actually too many - I rarely used the last 3-4 on the drawer. If you use wool covers you can get away with 3, but with PUL you probably need 4-5, as they need washing every time you change, whereas the wool just needs airing between wears, and only the occasional wash if they get grubby or soiled, or need re-lanolizing
I only wash my PUL covers unless they've been pooed on or worn overnight (cos then they stink). Generally I take one off and leave it on the side and it goes back on at the next nappy change. So most days I will alternate between two wraps.
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