I just realized that I had forgotten to share with you that I had the privilege of sharing in Stephanie’s post on Cloth Diapering A Newborn last week. Stop by for a great informational resource on diapering these littlest ones!
Enoch has grown so quickly (I’m guessing my little chunk is over 10 lbs now!), and we’ve started to dig further into our cloth diaper stash.
Enoch still fits in the Kissaluvs Size 0 diapers, and we’ve moved up to the size small diaper covers, instead of the newborn size now. (Gen didn’t reach 10 lbs until she was a few months old, so she would really have benefitted from these little diapers.) He is also starting to fit into the Kissaluvs Size 1 diapers, under medium size covers (due to the extra bulkiness).
Enoch also now fits well in the BumGenius One-Size Pocket Diapers (snapped down to the smallest setting), the FuzziBunz Sizes Small and Medium Pocket Diapers, and Bumkins AIO Size Small Diapers. We like to use the pocket diapers for nighttime and traveling, now that he is sleeping in long stretches of time, to keep him more comfortable.
I have also started using my homemade microfiber/flannel doublers in his prefolds and the Kissaluvs for extra absorbency and to prevent diaper rash. We’ve also found that Fleece Liners work well for this purpose, too.
Our main challenge with his diapering has been that he has a chubby belly, but thinner legs. We needed a diaper that could accommodate both areas without leakage.
Gen still uses the Bumkins AIO Diapers (size large; she’s between 25-30 lbs) for sleeping, and at night we tuck in a Hemparoos doubler or Babyworks unbleached terry doubler. We don’t have the original inserts for Enoch’s pocket diapers, so we use those doublers as inserts at this point, as well!
We’ve also been babysitting a 16-month old little boy who uses gDiapers. (I’ve also found that our Bumkins size Medium fits him well, too, as he’s between 20-25 lbs.) I’ve discovered that our small prefolds fit perfectly folded inside the gDiaper cover, instead of using the disposable insert! I wouldn’t recommend it for nighttime use, as it doesn’t seem absorbent enough (but neither are the disposable gDiaper inserts).
So, visit Stephanie’s post for a wealth of advice from other cloth-diapering mamas!