I frequently get asked what diaper is best for newborn babies. But because every newborn is different and every family has different situations there is no one easy answer for that. For some babies fitted diapers that contain poo nicely like the Kissaluvs size 0 work best. For others like mine, the babies grow to quickly for this diaper and they do better in infant prefolds. Other families prefer pocket diapers and other find AIOs best. What I always recommend is to get a small sampling of diapers that seem like they would be a good fit for your family and use them on the baby until you find out what works best for you and your babe. Then you will know what to buy more of and what to stay away from.
Modern cloth diapering can be so confusing with all the choices available. Please do not let those choices overwhelm you. Probably anything you find at DiaperWare is going to work just fine on your baby as long as the fit is good for your wee one. It can be especially boggling when you do not even have a baby to start trying things out on. I recommend you keep it simple. A good start in my mind is to get a simple small basis to start cloth diapering and then decide what you like and dislike about different products based on how they fit and function in your house with your babe. All the reviews in the world cannot answer that question, it is just something you need to find out on your own. So I think a good start would be to get:
12 Infant +/- 12 Preemie
Chinese or Indian Prefolds
Have your mind set against prefolds, maybe you want to try a Pocket Sampler pack.
And some Inserts:
This gives you 5 pockets and inserts. A great start to deciding which will work best for you!
How many diapers do I need?
are so many possibilities.
Kissaluvs Newborn Fitted Diapers
Customers tell us that Kissaluvs makes the perfect newborn diaper, fitting well even when most small diapers still overwhelm a newborn. The stretchy cotton fleece and extended snap/rise options also mean the diapers fit longer than many small diapers.
Why do Kissaluvs size 0 diapers
work and fit so well?
Order on Kissaluvs page!
Swaddlebees Newborn Organic Velour Diaper
Swaddle your newborn in this diaper made with 2 full layers of 100% organic cotton velour. It has a hidden layer of hemp french terry for extra absorbency, and an attached quick-dry soaker made with one layer of hemp french terry topped with organic cotton velour. This may fit some babies up to 16 lbs. Colored diapers come with just the outer layer dyed with low-impact environmentally friendly dyes, and all layers next to the baby's skin are undyed. This diaper is not waterproof and will require a cover. Colored diapers are colorfast and can be washed together with your white diapers without the colors bleeding.
Order on Swaddlebees Fitteds page!
Looking for the economy of a diaper that lasts from newborn to toilet learning? Not many one sized diapers do a good job with the one-size concept. Most are too bulky for a tiny baby and not absorbent enough for a toddler. But this diaper not only does a great job of fitting all the size ranges very nicely, it also does it with super soft organic cotton velour (my diaper tester's favorite material for diapers!)
Swaddlebees One Size Organic Velour Fitted
This is a very big diaper, but the snap in soaker works great on a newborn as a contour, and you can use the diaper later so an economical option.
Made the same way as our organic velour fitted diapers with an inner and outer layer of plush organic velour, a hidden layer of hemp jersey, and a sewn in soaker made with 2 layers of hemp french terry topped with organic velour. It comes with a removable snap in soaker pad composed of 2 layers of hemp french terry topped with organic velour. At the largest setting, that equals 9 layers of absorbency!! Colored diapers come with just the outer layer dyed with low-impact environmentally friendly dyes, and all layers next to the baby's skin are undyed. This diaper is not waterproof and will require a cover. Colored diapers are colorfast and can be washed together with your white diapers without the colors bleeding.
A few unique features:
narrow through the crotch, just like all our other fitteds.
Swaddlebees Fleece Wrap
A very comfortable diaper cover made from one layer of 200 wt. Malden Mills fleece with an additional layer in the wet zone. It is designed to have a clean trim fit, yet stretchy enough to cover most fitted diapers.
These are available in a teeny Newborn size that will work great on the tiny babes!
Order on Swaddlebees page!
For newborns and babies up to 15 lbs, we have the "mini" version of the One Size Deluxe. It's a 2-part diaper system that allows you to use it either as a pocket diaper by inserting the included insert inside the pocket opening, or as an all-in-2 diaper by laying the insert on top of the diaper. It is made with a waterproof outer layer of PUL and an inner layer of microfleece. It comes with a microfiber/hemp combination insert. Its unique snap settings gives you 2 different sizes and allows you to adjust the size for a newborn and babies up to 15 lbs.
Order on Blueberry page!
Swaddlebees Mini Nappi
For newborns and babies up to 15 lbs, we have the "mini" version of our Econappi. It's a 2-part diaper system that allows you to use it either as a pocket diaper by inserting the included insert inside the pocket opening, or as an all-in-2 diaper by laying the insert on top of the diaper. It is made with a waterproof outer layer of PUL and an inner layer of organic cotton velour. It comes with an insert made with organic cotton velour and hemp.
Its unique snap settings gives you 2 different sizes and allows you to adjust the size for a newborn and babies up to 15 lbs. To adjust the diaper for a newborn setting, snap down the bottom row of snaps. Do the same for the other side and fold up to reveal only one row of snaps. Stuff the diaper with the included insert and bring over the wings to close the diaper using just the top row of snaps.
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