Tiny Booties – Tiny Fluff
Newborn diapers – the cutest gosh darn things there is in the diaper world! Number one newborn cloth diapering question is whether or not it’s worth it to cloth from birth. Does it really save any money since newborn diapers are only used for a short time? I can’t answer as to whether it will save your family any money, but I can say it will benefit the earth and be a lot of fun!
Covers and prefolds are the most economical option so why bother with newborn all-in- ones? Convenience! Our family used a hybrid system. We used covers and prefolds at home, but we used newborn AIOs for when we were out and about. The AIO option meant there was no need to make sure we’d packed enough covers, prefolds and snappis for our outing. We could just grab a few newborn AIOs and go!
Along with making outings easier, newborn all-in-ones are as close to a disposable diaper as you can get. This means babysitters and caregivers will have a higher success rate with cloth if given AIOs as an option. As a full-time Working Mom, newborn AIOs were a daycare must have.
Before you head to Abbyslane.com and fill your cart with adorable newborn fluff, read below for all you need to know about the 3 most popular newborn AIOs sold.
Fit is always going to be the number one thing in the cloth diapering world that determines whether or not something will work for your needs. It’s like location, location, location when home buying. Fit, fit, fit matters a lot. We stashed up on covers and prefolds with 16 all-in-ones of a certain brand before my youngest was born just to find out the fit of this type of AIO didn’t work for his body shape. The absorbency was there, but this didn’t mean much if there were legs gaps and pee leaking onto my shirt while nursing.
We learned this lesson the hard way. Don’t be like us. Solution…buy some prefolds and then one of each kind of newborn AIO to try out. Once you fall in love with one (or more) styles, you can hurry and order more from Abby’s Lane. They’re known for their lightning fast shipping! They are like Amazon Prime of the baby world!
I’ve tested a lot of one-size diapers for absorbency and I have to say, I’m really impressed with these tiny little things. Each held at least 7oz. There are some one-size all-in-ones out there that hold what one of these newborn AIOs holds. What I’m guessing you all want to know is which one holds what so here it is:
Lalabye holds 7oz
Thirsties holds 8oz
Grovia holds 7.5oz
But wait! There’s more! The number one thing I’ve read over the years when it comes to newborn diapers is “they still fit but my LO out pees them.” So let’s fix this. You can customize the absorbency of these tiny diapers.
Have a boy? Thirsties has you covered! Since little guys tend to pee upwards, simply fold the tongue inserts in half and up towards the front and you’re good to go. Thirsties also have pocket openings on the backside of each tongue allowing you to add in some absorbency. It’s a small opening so something like a cloth wipe folded up would be perfect for a little extra oomph.
Then there’s the pocket on the Lalabye newborn diaper. How brilliant is this?! This pocket opening is wide enough to allow for Geffen newborn inserts.
The Grovia isn’t designed with a feature specifically for adding absorbency, but you could tuck an insert under the tongue to add absorbency.
Worried about the cost of buying boosters for a newborn diaper they’ll only wear a couple to a few months? Worry no more. All these boosters will be the best thing you’ve ever come across when your toddler starts to flood their diapers. Holding their pee and waiting to go all at once is great for potty training, but not so great for a diaper. When this time comes, remember these newborn boosters you once used and fight the toddler flood.
Materials and Features:
All 3 diapering options are backed by TPU as their waterproof layer, all 3 use natural fibers as their absorbing layers, and all 3 have encased elastic that don’t require rolling
- Velcro only closure option
- 4 layers of bamboo
- Stay-dry option with a micro suede material
- 3 rise settings
- 5-12lb weight range
- Velcro and Snap closure options
- 2 organic cotton and 6 hemp and cotton layers
- No stay-dry option
- 2 rise settings
- 5-14lb weight range
*has snap down option for umbilical stump
- Snap only closure option
- 2 layers of hemp/cotton
- Stay-dry from a microfleece layer sewn over soaker
- 2 rise settings
- 5-12lb weight range
While the weight ranges say from 5 to 12-14 pounds, keep in mind these are estimates only. The Lalabye newborn diaper is by far the largest of the 3, but Thirsties estimates 2 more pounds of weight range.
If none of these three options aren’t an absolute hit with your family, remember there are other options. You could take a look at Bumgenius, Rumparooz, Smart Bottoms, Sweetpea, or Thirsties Microfleece newborn AIO.
Feel free to reach out with any questions in the amazing Abby’s Lane Facebook group, Abby’s Chatties. If you ever have questions, this is the place to ask. Fair warning, there’s a decent chance I’ll pop onto your post and comment!