With my first baby I used mostly pre-folds and covers, simply for economical reasons. I had six small sized FuzziBunz diapers, but they were too big on my seven pound, skinny newborn daughter. I did however, find that prefolds are very good at containing the ever explosive breast-fed poo. I used a Snappi Fastener and the angel fold. I tried many diaper covers, but I was limited in my choice of newborn sized covers, especially when you add in the fact that I only wanted covers with snap closures.
I was very excited when Rumparooz introduced their diaper covers because there is a Preemie/Newborn sized cover with snap closures and three rise options. Then consider that it comes in the same colors and to-die-for prints as other Rumparooz products, and I was sold. I couldn’t wait for my baby to arrive so I could start selecting my favorite prints and try them out!
I had already decided to add the Gumball newborn cover to my stash. When we found out that baby was a boy, I also chose the Robotronics print. I will add more covers in the regular size once Nolan is bigger.
This cover truly is made for Preemie and Newborns in mind. I immediately set my cover to the smallest rise setting. Nolan was 7 lbs. 6 oz. at birth, but he is skinny like his big sister. I had to change my cover to the medium rise setting to fit him. If I were cloth diapering an itty-bitty baby, this would be my choice!
I love that these covers have the Rumparooz signature inner gussets. The covers I used with Elaine did not, and subsequently we had leaks every so often. I have only had one leak episode with Nolan’s Rumparooz covers, and I discovered that it was my fault…I didn’t have the diaper tucked into the cover completely.
The Rumparooz cover is also flexible enough that I was able to tuck it under Nolan’s cord stump in the first few days. That was very important, and hard to do with a pocket diaper!
The beauty of the diaper cover is that it can be used multiple times before needing washed, as long it is not soiled. I have only been using the two covers with my newborn prefolds, and it has been sufficient. (Disclaimer: we are not using prefolds full time – half of our stash is pocket diapers. If you are planning to use only prefolds on a newborn you will likely want 4-6 covers to ensure you have enough).
Nolan is now over 9 pounds (yes…he gained two pounds in just 10 days!) and the cover still fits beautifully on the medium rise setting. He will be able to wear this cover longer than his newborn prefolds will fit, I think!
One Doable Diapers reader will win a Rumparooz cover in their choice of in-stock color or print! You can choose the Newborn size or the regular One Size cover. Prize can only be shipped to a USA address.
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