After Evelyn’s birth, I’m frequently asked how life is with two kids. Honestly, it’s not as difficult a transition as the one going from no kids to one kid. A couple years of experience under my belt has really helped everything go about as smoothly as I could wish for. And Evelyn is a REALLY easy baby, so that helps!
Since I started cloth diapering Jeremiah when he was a month old, I was very excited to try cloth earlier with Evelyn. Many cloth diaper companies claim their one-size diapers can fit from birth to potty trained, but which ones REALLY can fit a newborn? While I haven’t tested out every brand (although I wish I could!), I did try some popular ones out on Evelyn to see how they worked.
Now, I know every newborn is a different size, so this won’t be true for everyone. But, Evelyn was 7 lbs and 9 oz at birth, so she was a great average-sized baby to try these diapers on. If you tend to have larger babies, it’s likely you will have even more success getting one-size diapers to fit from birth.
NOTE: Almost all OS diapers will be bulky on a newborn – especially if you’re putting them under a onesie. But the diapers that “fit” could actually get small enough in the legs and waist so there were no gaps that minimized leaks.
One-Size Cloth Diapers that FIT a newborn:
Bum Genius 4.0 Pockets*
Softbums Echos* – Another one of my favorites!
Nicki’s Diapers Cover*
One-Size Cloth Diapers that DIDN’T fit a newborn (but still great diapers!):
Nicki’s Pocket Diapers*
Buying one-size cloth diapers can really save you a lot of money, if you truly can use them from birth to potty training. I did end up getting some newborn diapers to fit better under Evelyn’s outfits, but I was happy to use many one-size diapers right from the start! What other brands of one-size cloth diapers have you found that fit a newborn?
*You can get these diapers from Nicki’s Diapers, one of my favorite online cloth diaper retailers. Their customer service is fabulous!
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