Newborn cloth nappy/diapers? What do you all prefer?
Hello all! Well, I've just found out that we're expecting baby no 2 in august (BIG surprise!!!) and DH and I have been chatting about using cloth from the beginning this time. He's not massively keen, he assumed we'd use sposies for the first few weeks but I would prefer to do only cloth if we can!
We didn't start using cloth until DD was 10 months (I was converted by a friend!) so we haven't got anything smaller than a size 2/medium/btp.
So I would love to know what you all use for newborns! Some people have said that prefolds or terries with a wrap are fab, I've never used them so am clueless! With dd we use pockets in the day (with a few boosted easyfits) and 2 parters at night (little lambs or bamboozles with a wrap or fleece soaker).
As you're already using cloth, I think you'd find it more work to use disposables at first. I couldn't have imagined using sposies on my second as cloth was second nature by then.
If your budget is really small, I'd get two dozen cheap terries from Tesco or similar and several different brands of wrap (maybe 6 wraps in total with at least three different brands in there, preferably ones with a double gusset), plus some stay dry liners and a couple of nappy nippas or Boingos. Cheap cotton terries tend to be thinner than the more expensive branded ones but on a newborn that's quite good as they are standard size (60cm) so being thin helps keep the bulk down. You can fold two together if needed later on. They wash well and dry very quickly and because you fold them yourself you can get a perfect fit for your baby. I can still use the 60cm Tesco ones on my 2 year old if needed, although they need boosting.
If you can stretch the budget a little more, I'd get fitteds and the same number wraps. People do generally find fitteds easier, especially if you're fumbling around in the dark, but you don't shape them yourself so I'd aim to get at least 3 different brands to ensure some of them will always fit. For newborns I really like Motherease Sandy's, Tots Bots Stretch S1 and LLs S1.
You could mix terries and fitteds to give one quick dry and very cheap option and one that is slightly easier when you're sleep deprived
I'm still expecting baby #1, but I've heard muslin squares (+ wraps) fit newborns really well. Can't get much cheaper than muslins either.
My husband and I are planning to use muslins and then switch to terries when they're older. We're also getting a number of (more expensive) kissaluvs shaped diapers to use along side. I've read their size 0/NB diapers are sized really well for newborns.
I was wondering the same thing, I have a few terry squares but will prob need more. I'm just not sure what size of wrap would be best, I love the blueberry ones, I think they come in a small size, anyone know if this is true?
Loving my kissaluv's right now for my newborn. I also have some gmd workhorse fitteds but they are a bit big for my 7lb'er. Should work great after she gets some chunk. I like the Rumparoo's newborn covers although, again, bit big for my tiny lady.
If you have any sewing ability at all you can make newborn nappies pretty easily from any materials you have around the house - old towels, flannel sheets, t-shirts, etc. www.mamakatdiapers.blogspot.com.au has links to some good newborn nappy patterns (some free, some paid) and you can make up a stash of fitteds(or whatever). I really loved my homemade nappies far better than any that I bought, even the ones I loved with my first.
You can fold a nappy from an old t-shirt, no sewing needed - http://www.pennilessparenting.com/20...s-parents.html I meant to try it, I saved a huge bag of OH's old t-shirts he was throwing away, put them away 'somewhere safe' and only found them when we moved house when LO was 6 months old
You can get newborn Blueberry covers. They weren't around when I had my LOs but I love the OS ones so I trust they'd be good! We really liked Tweedle Bugs, S1 Thirsties Duo covers, Thirsties sized covers, Bummis Super Brites, Little Lambs were okay too. Really anything that is sized and with a double gusset worked well for us.
Strangely, small Ittis gaped badly around the legs for both of my chunky legged newborns but the OS Tuttos were fine on my youngest from birth.
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