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5 Tips on Getting the Best Fit out of Your Cloth Diapers

cloth diapers (thanks, Alison!)

cloth diapers (thanks, Alison!) (Photo credit: ethan.john)

You will want to make sure that your diapers are fitting well to ensure baby’s comfort and to avoid leaking. Below are some tips to help ensure a good fit.

Don’t try to size up to soon, or extend the diaper’s use beyond its capability. Using a diaper that is to big will cause sagging and gapping. Using a diaper that is to small will not offer enough absorbency, and will most likely be too tight.

Try before you buy. One kind of diaper will not work for all babies, as all body types are different. Also, a baby may fit differently in say a pocket diaper compared to an AIO diaper. You can use a trial program for trying different types of diapers. Also, whether the diapers are sized, one sized, or duo sized makes a difference in the fit.

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Cloth Diapering a Newborn

Newborn Baby Portraits

Newborn Baby Portraits (Photo credit: kristaguenin)

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 … Read More

Cloth Diaper Trials

Picture Courtesy Earth Angels Diaper Co

Cloth Diaper trials are programs that allow you to pay a deposit on a certain number of diapers and try them out for a select period of time. The deposit is almost fully refundable if you send all of the diapers back, which makes it a very affordable way to try out diapers before you buy a whole stash. (The diapers do need to be sent back clean and  in good condition.)

Diaper trials are very useful for those who are not sure what kind of diaper will work for them and their baby, or for those who are not sure what brand to choose. Some programs have preselected items, and some programs allow you to choose exactly which diaper(s) you would like to try.

Below are some links to some of Thirsties retailers that offer cloth diaper trials:

USA:

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