11.10.2009

best newborn diaper cover...


hands down, the best newborn diaper cover is a pair of fleece pants. even massive "newborn sized" fleece pants such as the ones dear hudson is modeling. we've got a TON of different diaper covers. all are too big on this little peanut. i recall having the same issue with lucy as well--covers intended for babies sized 6-13 pounds are simply too bulky on a 7 pound baby. they irritate the cord stump, and the velcro closure makes a sounds that can be jarring to a startle-prone newborn.

enter a simple pair of fleece pants. wool is also amazing and serves a similar purpose--the 2 pairs of wool longies that we have in our stash are just too big for hudson at the moment (whose thighs are seriously 3 inches in circumference). but wool is generally not machine-washable, and it's easy to just toss fleece pants into the wash at the end of the day. so i dug up a pair of fleece pants i got at a thrift store awhile back. my mom also gave us a pair as part of a gift. they're PERFECT for comfort, warmth, and keeping leaks at bay. plus, no added bulk. a few pairs should be on the "too buy" list of every cloth-diapering mama to be!

5 comments:

Lillian said...

CONGRATS on Hudson!!! Just catching up on some much-needed blog reading and saw all of your posts. He's gorgeous! And the pants are adorable:) Hope Lucy is loving being a big sister!

Gillian said...

Do you just have a prefold underneath?

erin said...

@ gillian--

he's wearing a kissaluv under the pants, but i imagine you could use a prefold with a snappi and have no issues either. :)

Maria said...

Good to hear that you have a good solution! Sorry that the wool was too big. Hopefully you can use them soon!

crunchygranolamama said...

Oh my gosh. That is just too cute! I had to giggle at him swimming in those. But it's a great tip! Thank you! And congrats on your beautiful baby boy!