The past few weeks have covered some recent newborn favorites, umbilical cord notches, and nighttime diapering tips for newborns. We conclude this week with a great article on our website covering the best in newborn diapering across all systems.
It is worth a read for a new mama to cloth, and has helped many decide on which brands to sample with their baby.
The most common question I get with newborn diapering is in regards to prefolds, parents wondering if they can work through the extra steps of using them because of their frugal appeal, also their ability to be the custom fit for any newborn, since you wrap them around their belly and legs yourself. I always suggest trying a few to see if you love them. Now, some of our parents know right off the bat they don’t want to deal with a multi-step system, so using prefolds with the idea of wrapping, fastening and a cover is just not the best choice.
For a page on some prefolding tips, take a look at our Prefold Folding page.
Our article highlights several other diaper choices that are perfect for a one piece option. However, if you are open to the idea of prefolds, buying 1-2 won’t hurt, Snappis can be used down the road for toddler diapering if you need prefolds for nighttime absorbency, and are fabulous for picking lint out of aplix diapers. Prefolds have a myriad of uses other than newborn diapering, and can be used as great doublers for bigger diapers as well, so they aren’t a lost investment. Your covers can also be used with fitted diapers, which are great for newborns as well.
Take a peek at the article, and let us know what questions you have about your new baby!