Newborn Cloth Diapers Compared to their One Size Counterparts

Newborn Cloth Diapers Compared to their One Size Counterparts

One of the things that makes cloth diapering so overwhelming is having to pick a diaper to use on your newborn, if you choose to go this route.  Prefolds and covers are the more economical choice, but some people would rather have an AIO or pocket diaper.  I have filmed a video showing these diapers, which has been broken into 2 parts.

Part 1

  • Happy Heiny Mini One Size vs. Happy Heiny One Size
  • bumGenius! XS vs. bumGenius! 4.0 One Size
  • Thirsties Duo Size 1 vs. Thirsties Duo Size 2

Part 2

  • “Little Smarti” Newborn vs. Smartipants One Size
  • Tots Bots Tini Fit vs. Tots Bots Easy Fit
  • Fuzzibunz XS vs. Fuzzibunz OS

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  • Jordan Wood

    awesome!! Just curious why you didn’t do a lil joeys and rumparooz comparison??

  • DesiK

    Very informative, thank you! I would like to see a Lil Joeys comparison in the future as well.

  • DesiK

    Ah, thanks for the link. 🙂

  • Savannah

    Thanks for all the newborn diapering info! I’m due in 13 weeks and didn’t start CDing with my DD until she was about 3 months so I’ve been really curious how everything will work out. This was really helpful! Thanks!!

  • Katie Stewart

    I’ve never cloth diapered a newborn, so this is extremely helpful to see, especially the pictures of them on your son! Thanks!

  • Have you used the Thirsties Duo with snaps? I ordered my first diaper for my expected baby (yay!) and got a Thirsties (cover, actually) Duo 1 with snaps–for better wear and tear. But I was concerned when I saw it that it may not be as adjustable as the applix. This has never been an issue with my chunky 5 month old – toddler, but I’m wondering if this will be an issue on a newborn. I can see that avoiding applix where it might scratch would be a good idea though. I guess lots to think about!

  • JenicaRV

    Hey i just wanted to let you know that my daughter is 5 days old and she was 8lbs 9oz and the AMP one-size diapers and Softbums Omni have worked really well very me so far…we’ll see if it keeps working!

  • Melissa

    My daughter was only 6 13 and then dropped in weight all the way down to 5 16… on her way back up, once her belly button fell off, I started using our OS fuzzibunz and OS BGs 3.0, 4.0’s. We had some used 3.0s that were a little big at first, and FBs were the best for trimness, but I didn’t have a problem with them. Maybe a little leaking every once in a while (depending on used vs. new), but I was using the covers over a disposable because we were having leaks in those (when I got the idea to just go cloth anyway, I figured they wouldn’t fit!)… I’ve got to say, my daughter is pretty scrawny and I was pretty freaked out that we’d never start our cloth diapers. She’s two months tomorrow and still fits in all her newborn clothes (and we’re thinking from our improvised scale she’s mid 8lbs), and we’ve been cloth diapering from about 3 weeks on. The newborn inserts were all we used at first from BG (used them in the FBs, too) but now we use normal inserts and the small FB inserts for those. Works great! I think if you’re willing to use ‘sposies until the belly button comes off, you may invest in some FB OS’s and be done with it. I’m glad I don’t have different sized diapers because it seems like a waste to get something so small that won’t last very long when you can get something bigger and size down!