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.