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Newborn Cloth Diapering Questions Answered

Along with the sheer joy and excitement of having a newborn comes a million questions. Where should baby sleep? Is that a “hungry cry” or an “I’m hurt” cry? Breastfeed or bottle feed? Did I put the car seat in correctly?

And one question we in the cloth diapering community hear lots: Should I cloth diaper my newborn or wait until he/she is bigger?

While it’s totally up to personal preference, there really isn’t any reason not to cloth diaper from the start. With our second child, we started shortly after returning home from the hospital, but many people are able to begin even when still in the hospital!

But, admittedly, it can be a bit scary. Cloth diapering a newborn can be trickier than cloth diapering an older baby. Between runnier stools and more frequent urination, skinny little thighs, and an umbilical cord stump, it can be confusing and … Read More

Cloth Diapering a Newborn

newborn cloth diaper

You may ask why cloth diapering a newborn is different than diapering an older baby. It is different for a number of reasons. Newborns have thinner thighs, affecting the fit. Newborns have runnier stools, which can be a leak issue. New babies have umbilical cord stumps which can get in the way of the diaper. Newborn babies also eliminate very often. If your newborn baby is your first, then you will also be in the process of learning how to diaper.

We are happy to try to help with tips and information that will help your venture into cloth diapering successful from the start!

Fit tips:

You will want to choose a diaper that fits a newborn well, otherwise you will have leaking. You can expect a newborn to weigh between 6-10 lbs. The diaper will need to fall below the belly button until the belly button heals. You may … Read More