i never used one, so cant comment
I started off with washable, cloth ones but to be honest my 2 just ripped them apart after a while, so i now have a huge plastic bed with some pillows and blankets in it. The pillows get replaced about every 2/3 months and the blankets just get washed. The plastic is very easy to clean, and smell doesnt linger.
soft teddys i would reccommend a good brand ( not cheap £ shop ones as they will fall apart ) my 2 have a Russ one each and they are pretty durable, they throw them around and bash them and can go in the wash
other toys, i was given a rope bone (cloth/colored) when i got cava first and she still plays with it, anything else rubbery they can chew, small balls (tennis balls too big for puppies), like the other girl said you will accumulate so dont buy everything all at once. I would also reccommend a cheap pair of slippers, with a rubber sole. If they have this to chew they will be less likely to chew your shoes etc.
soft haired brush, test on the underside of your arm - if its too harsh on that it will be too harsh on their skin
any type of puppy shampoo, i would only use a tiny bit anyway when washing them
Harnesses, Leashes and Tags, Oh My!
i use a nylon collar, lead & harness on both dogs, they are durable and soft and washable.
i put a collar & tag on both pups the day i got them home, to get them used to it and for ID purposes. i got a small tag with each pup to say they were chipped so just used that for a month or 2 and then got personal ones made.
Snood/ Scrunchie Issue- Feedin' Time!:
i have heard of those narrow topped feeding bowls, but to be honest i just use the normal plastic ones (about €5 ) and i have a large metal water bowl.
best of luck, hope this answers some of your questions
also do think it will be trial & error for a lot of stuff (bed / toys etc) as each Cav is different
owned by Cava a Tri Color, age 1 & Spud a Blenheim, age 8 months