Are Newborn Covers a Good Investment?

Posted by Guest Writer on February 14, 2014.

While pregnant with my 7th baby, I decided for the first time to cloth diaper from day one. Could I use my "one-size" covers on our newborn? After doing a lot of reading and research, I decided to try newborn covers and it ended up being a great decision. Why?

Not only are most newborns tiny, but they often have very skinny little legs. One size covers can be too bulky and unable to deliver a snug fit around the waist and legs. I tested out multiple one-size covers and diapers on my newborn son, and none of them fit quite right. Most of them gaped open around the legs, resulting in leaks and blowouts.

Now you might be thinking that having well-fitting diapers for a newborn is great, but what about the cost of buying diapers that will only be used for a short time? It's a valid concern! Fortunately, there are several ways to make your investment really count:

  1. Newborn diapers have an excellent re-sale value, especially since most are in excellent condition due to light usage. The few diapers I decided not to keep sold literally within hours on swap/resale sites. Mamas can't get enough of them!
  2. If you are planning or hoping to have another baby in the future, hold on to your tiny stash and you'll be all set to go. This is nesting at its best! No need for last-minute diaper purchases!
  3. Some newborn diapers and covers have adjustable rises so your baby can wear them a little bit longer. More on this fantastic feature below!
As I mentioned, you can buy newborn covers with snaps on the rise. They will fit a little bit longer than other newborn covers. One of my tops picks is the Thirsties Duo Wrap, which you can buy in Size 1 and Size 2. Size one, at its smallest setting, fits a newborn perfectly.

There are two more settings after that. Completely open, it still fit my son at 9 months:

Just before his first birthday we graduated to the Duo Wrap Size 2, and that will fit until potty training with no problem. This is such a versatile and well-designed cover!

Have you ever used newborn diapers? Are you assembling a stash for a baby on the way?


Today's guest post is written by of the Zephyr Hill blog. Anne is the mother of seven beautiful children with another on the way! You can follow Zephyr Hill on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

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