After much deliberation, I have finally settled on several new diapers to add to my stash for the new baby. I have a good amount of newborn prefolds and one newborn Bummis Snap Wrap from Elaine. I added a Rumparooz newborn cover in Gumball (our favorite print). If the baby is a boy, I also have a Robotronics newborn cover. If it is a girl, I have an Amethyst cover.
One of the Snap Wraps pictured is a small size, and I have eight prefolds which are slightly larger than these newborns, but not quite as big as the small prefolds.
I chose to try these diapers on my newborn to compare fit and length of use: 2 FuzziBunz Perfect Size Extra Small, 2 FuzziBunz One Size, and 1 Rumparooz One Size with Aplix closure. I decided not to use the bumGenius AIO and the Rumparooz Lil Joeys simply because I don’t have a dryer. I don’t think that I can get the inner soaker dry enough, and dry fast enough, to justify adding them to my stash. I was disappointed about this because I really wanted to try the Lil Joeys!
Since I have other FuzziBunz One Size diapers in my stash, I will have a good amount of newborn pocket diapers. That was a luxury I didn’t have with Elaine!
My first six pocket diapers with Elaine were FuzziBunz Perfect Size in small. They seem so huge compared to these extra-small diapers! The small size is designed to fit from 7-18 pounds, while the extra-small fits 4-12 pounds. Elaine was very skinny and her pockets didn’t fit well until about two months old.
I chose to add a Rumparooz Aplix diaper just because I’m curious. I’ve always been a snap diaper fan. Many people choose hook & loop closures because you can get a more exact fit in the waist. I want to test that on my newborn. I also need another “easy” diaper for the nursery workers and babysitters to use.
Depending on the gender of the baby, I have several other one size diapers picked out. I am dying to use a Ladder 6 Rumparooz. We have very little yellow, orange, and blue diapers in our stash (because we have a girl), so it will be nice to add some of those as well… maybe!
How about you? Did you cloth diaper a newborn? What was your favorite diaper for fit, function, and budget? I found prefolds easy to use for a good fit on a little baby. But I want to test some of the more modern options for newborns. I’ll let you know the results!