Since the birth of our new son, Sterling, I have quickly found my favorite newborn diaper.
Before I get to my favorite here are 2 things I learned right away:
1) I can’t imagine putting a one-sized diaper on a newborn! Sterling was born 8lbs 9oz and 22″ long. His legs are so skinny! A newborn diaper is the perfect fit, a one-sized diaper would swallow him. If you want to use one-sized diapers I’d suggest waiting until your baby is near 12 lbs before making the switch.
2) Boys and girls have different parts! Okay, yes we all *know* that but you forget it until you’re trying to cloth diaper a newborn baby boy. Girls are easy. Different parts also means different coverage needs. Cloth diapers with a sewn-in soaker are not ideal for my boy. A snap-in or lay-in soaker is perfect for folding at the top and catching any spray out the top of the diaper.
Early on in my pregnancy I built up a nice cloth diaper stash that consisted of Muttaqin Baby, Nanipoos, Kindhearted Woman and Righteous Baby fitteds. I had heard great things about Mutts and especially Nanipoos for newborns.
The first cloth diaper I put on Sterling was a Mutt. I was in love. Mutts are fantastic, amazing, perfect…get the picture? Without a doubt Muttaqin Baby is the best newborn diaper available. They stretch easy and have just one snap per side to worry about.
The Nanipoos I have, although cute and tiny, are not a good newborn diaper for boys. The built-in notch is great for missing the umbilical cord but allows the little pee-pee to come right out! For a baby girl this would not be a problem. Also, the Nanipoos have a thigh and waist snap on each side. This makes diaper changes on an already unhappy newborn even more cumbersome.
Righteous Baby and Kindhearted Woman(KHW) fitteds are great as well. They both have a similar design to the Mutts but neither is as absorbent. KHW diapers are not being made new at this time but Righteous Baby diapers have a few instock and I’d recommend them to anyone looking for newborn cloth diapers.
Here are a few pictures of Sterling in a Mutt (green/brown stripes), KHW (purple) and his wool covers (a NB Luxe soaker and knit shorties w/ embellishment by Nissi of Sapo Verde).
And because he’s so darn cute, here is our new prince Sterling Marshall: