Okay, so it seems I was woefully misinformed! After posting my list of gear we plan to get for the Pretzels, I received a whackload of great advice from mums near and far. Namely: I am not ready for the poop!
I am thus updating my list so that it has MANY more muslin/swaddling cloths (while Canada advises against swaddling, these cloths sound eminently useful), old-school terry-cloth nappies for spew clean-up, many more crib sheets, and a stash of wipes (preferably cloth, but I’ll get eco-disposables for when out and about). Oh, and I’m skipping the baby towels and nappy-bin. My lovely bud K. assures me that both are unnecessary.
We’re getting buying next week. Shall post pics, while trying to ignore the dent in our bank account!