I read your post title with interest…
And came in here to see if the Poll would be reflective of the move in the last decade(s) to cloth…
Lol, it wasn’t… which is ok.
But rather it was specifically aimed at those who use disposibles.
I still read it with interest.
So it turns out as an Oldtimer (my kids are all adults now)
I may actually have some info that I can share just the same.
Diaper Brands and Sizes can be quite different… and as somone else mentioned you may see better results with one brand over another if you have a Baby Boy or a Baby Girl (due to anatomy reasons, and which diapers work better for your child)
So it makes sense to buy more than one brand and try them out
BUT your post also talked about buying 1-2-3 sizes, and some Newborn Packs.
Based on my experience… you might want to buy some ahead of time for sure… but hold off on going crazy
Until the Baby actually gets here, you won’t know EXACTLY what size to buy (same problem Moms have with baby clothes… too much in one size, not enough in another)
Newborn = up to 10 Lbs
Size 1 = up to 14 Lbs
Size 2 = 12 to 18 Lbs
Size 3 = 16 to 28 Lbs
So altho your Baby might not be long in the Newborn Size (say you have a 9 Lb baby)… he might be quite awhile in a Size 1 Diaper (up ot 14 Lbs)… and even tho the Size 2 overlaps in sizing (12 to 18 Lbs), it is also made for a bigger baby so won’t fit a smaller baby nearly as snuggly (gaps at the leg openings = accidents)
On the otherhand, you could have a 7 Lb baby, and they would spend a lot of time wearing the Newborn Size… and the Size 1 and Size 2 Diapers altho not going to waste won’t be useful for months (money invested… on something for later… when what you truly need is something else NOW)
All stuff to take into consideration… as outfitting a baby and maintaining them in the items they require can be quite expensive. Diapers especially.
(Way back when, when I had my babies, once I determined WHICH brand of Diaper I & Baby Preferred I’d watch for coupons and sales, and try to get the best bang for my buck in regards to buying the larger packages)
Anyhow, I hope I’ve explained this clearly enough…
Just saying that diapers are like so many other things when it comes to babies, as much as you want to plan ahead, sometimes it isn’t always a good idea to go too hog wild in that… because babies are extremely individualistic, and things can change for even the best laid plans.
(Including baby to baby… as any Mother who’s had more than one can also tell you)
Hope this helps (some)…
… and I’d love to read feedback from recent Moms to see if their experiences are similar today to the ones I had sooo long ago in regards to diaper sizes / fit / and baby growth.