The other day, we were lazily talking about baby stuff and hubby asked what I was most looking forward to about having a baby. I was so relaxed that I didn't stop to think about the 'correct' answer (you know, holding her for the first time, getting to see who she looks like, the newborn baby smell etc) and I answered "Getting to put her in all the cute nappies I've bought". Hubby was a little surprised!!! Obviously I am looking forward to all the normal stuff but I'm really excited about the nappies too! It made me think though and now I'm wondering when you would recommend starting to use cloth nappies? I've got quite a few different kinds but the majority of my stash are smart nappies. I only got the small size (6-13lbs) because I read that you can just go straight to them rather than using the newborn size (4-11lbs). I've got 8 outers and 16 pads for those, plus maybe 6 or so other types of nappy that are 6lbs+. The thing I'm worried about with the smart nappies is that the newborn ones apparently have a cut out bit for the tummy button but the small ones don't. If she's big enough (6lbs or more) do I need to wait for her tummy button to heal before using them then? And also, I'm happy enough for the smart nappies to get filled with yukky newborn poos because they're boring anyway, but how long should I avoid using my pretty nappies to prevent excess staining? I've got probably 5 packets of Pampers/Huggies newborn that I got free or in offers... now I'm wondering if I should buy some more eco-friendly disposables for the first few weeks. What do you think? Thanks.