Continuing our series on the Best Cloth Diapers & Accessories for 2013, we bring you the best newborn diapers! This is a category that can be a little tricky though since every newborn comes into this wonderful world at a different weight. Preemies may only weigh a few pounds at birth, while other babies may weigh anywhere from 5-9lbs. While that doesn’t seem like a big difference, it makes a huge difference when it comes to newborn diapers.
1. Lil’ Joey’s by Rumparooz – These are by far one of the most adorable newborn diapers. They come in some adorable solids but the prints are just beyond CUTE! Lil’ Joey’s come with an umbilical cord snap down front that won’t irritate your babies cord. Once the cord falls off, you can unsnap the diaper and continue to use it for a little while longer. This is the perfect newborn cloth diaper for those tiny preemies and little newborns and fit the smallest range; preemie-12lbs. Now keep in mind that your baby may actually pee too much for this diaper as their bladder grows very quickly. Many parents are only able to use these diapers for a very short period of time (unless you have a preemie or smaller weight baby). These also make for some amazing newborn photographs.
2. Blueberry Simplex Newborn – For parents looking for a natural fiber newborn diaper, the Simplex newborn has 11 layers of 100% cotton fabric in the wet zone. This diaper also features the snap down umbilical cord feature and fits a wider range; 6-16lbs. It may be a little big if your baby isn’t quite 6lbs at birth but this diaper will fit your baby for a good amount of time. Available in sweet pastel shades and fun prints.
3. bumGenius Newborn Diaper – You can’t go wrong with any of the bumGenius line of products. Their newborn diapers are available in the same color collection as their one-size diaper and are available in an easy to use hook & loop closure (snaps not available). The diaper naturally sits lower and will fit below the navel to keep the umbilical area dry. The bumGenius newborn diaper fits from 6-12lbs.
Other options for newborn diapers include the Thirsties Duo AIO (size 1), newborn diaper covers and prefolds, and fitted diapers with covers. To compare the features of the newborn diapers available at Kelly’s Closet visit our Newborn Diaper category and scroll all the way to the bottom for a comparison chart.