It’s been a week already since Camden was born and we have put some major miles on the washing machine! I’ve done my best to try out every diaper I have (well, at least every brand) in order to give you the best reviews.
The brands in Camden’s stash include: Lil Joey’s, Goodmama Newborns, Sustainablebabyish Bamboo fitteds xs, Little Boppers, Muttaqin Baby (Mutts), Cutiepoops, Ragababe AIO, Ragababe 2-step size 0, Kissaluvs 0 and Clothmopolitan (side-snap).
Last week, I read Kim’s newborn cloth diaper review on Dirty Diaper Laundry and thought what a great resource it would be to combine our reviews! Kim sent over her spreadsheet and I have added my experiences to it. You’ll find my reviews on the chart below in green.
The brand I am using the most is Goodmama. They are soft, absorbent and fit excellent. Camden still has his umbilical stump and even with the snap-down undone the diaper doesn’t rub it (done for testing purposes ). Goodmama Newborns aren’t absorbent enough to last more than 5 hours but these would be the closest in comparison to the nighttime worthy Sustainablebabyish bamboo fitteds.
When comparing all the diapers I found Goodmamas to be the most gentle on the legs. Lil’ Joeys are super cute, tiny and easy to use but they can leave marks on little legs. I did have huge doubts about the absorbency of Lil’ Joeys after reading reviews of leaking. However, despite 1 leak the first time we used it I haven’t had any more.
I’ve started to grab Lil’ Joeys first for daytime changes. I love using them under all of Camden’s cute wool longies…I know, strange. I love wool as clothing not necessarily as a cover.
I knew from previous babies that I was going to want Mutts in the stash. I love Mutts because they are cute, affordable, moderately absorbent, great at containment and fit to about 15lbs. However, Mutts aren’t always easy to come by. I was able to find another brand very similar to Mutts called Little Boppers. Both brands are an excellent addition to your newborn stash.
Mutts have a slightly stretchier elastic in the legs giving it a gentler fit although the difference really isn’t that perceptible unless you are reviewing cloth diapers
Both Mutts and Little Boppers will fit beyond the typical 12lb for newborn diapers giving you a little bit more use.
As I mentioned, Sustainablebabyish bamboo fitteds are my nighttime diaper. I *hate* changing diapers in the middle of the night. I change Camden around 11pm and then around 7:30. The diaper is not wet on the outside and he’s usually pooped a little.
Obviously, every baby is different and your baby may require a change or 2 at night. Thankfully, my last 3 have been great with this routine.
I have 2 Cutiepoops nb AIOs and they are adorable! Camden wore the minky aio today and unfortunately it leaked on my husband. But, I don’t think it is fully prepped and I will update in the future. The minky aio has a bamboo inner and feels like it will absorb a lot…you know, I’m thinking I could just blame the leak on my husband and holder-error.
As for the Ragababe diapers, I love the ease of use of the AIO. The rise on these is long enough to where the panel lays flat over the umbilical area without bothering it. I could easily see having a stash of these for daytime use. The AIO isn’t super absorbent but does have a pocket where a doubler can be added.
The 2-step diaper was not one of my favorites. The crotch is so wide that Camden’s legs didn’t lay normal. Because of it’s rise adjustments I will be able to use this diaper for a few months. As he grows I will evaluate how the crotch width fares.
The Clothmopolitan diapers are cute but have no absorbency. Great for making a trim diaper but terrible for using past 1 pee.
Kissaluvs you can’t go wrong with. They’re absorbent, soft and what I call a workhorse diaper. They hold everything in and last through multiple children.
Most of these diapers are fitteds, therefore require a cover. Proraps xs covers are my go-to diaper cover. I love them more than my Thirsties xs and wool soakers.