MommyKnows … how to Cloth Diaper a Newborn.

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One of the most asked questions we get at regarding cloth diapering is: what will I need to get started?

The basics:

  • 18-24 diapers
  • 4 – 6 covers
  • 24-36 diaper wipes
  • diaper pail
  • Okay, that is the easy part … now you want to know exactly what kind right?

    That really is the tough part because every home is different and all parents have their preferences. With our newest baby Georgia we used:

  • MJ’s Sherpa Fitted Diapers (mix of velcro and snap)
  • Bummis Original Covers
  • Economy Diaper Wipes (sherpa is my favourite)
  • Seriously, this was by far the most successful newborn diaper system I have tried. It is BLOW OUT proof! For soon-to-be parents who don’t know what a BLOW OUT is –> Def: when the seriously loose BM of ALL newborns is expelled out the waist (usually makes it 3/4 of the way up babies back) and leg openings of diapers. Requires full change of clothing, swaddling blanket and very often a bath for baby and/or one or both parents.

    If you are a disposable diapering parent with BLOW OUT issues –> my advice to you is to switch to cloth or swaddle (keeps the poop contained).

    Now of course being a cloth diaper loving mom I had to have a few other diapers and covers in my stash and they are (in no order of importance):

  • Bummis Super Whisper Wraps Prints (love Froggy and Andy Pandy)
  • Bumkins Diaper Cover (love Dr Suess prints)
  • Chinese Prefolds (great for spares, under really trim fitting clothing and for burp rags)
  • Look how great this fits my 1 day old daugher Georgia in a small MJ’s and a small Bummis Original.

    Georgia - 1 day old -- 7lbs and 13 oz

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    Tracey · June 15, 2006 at 10:34 am


    This is a great guide to cloth diapering, I have printed it out to give to my friends. Thanks!

    Helen Andreson · May 13, 2007 at 2:46 am


    You have awesome site, very interesttng. What do you think about B4875S588 style?

    Jennifer · November 24, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Gear up for grub with a tripleheader of pigskin, including a meeting of brothers in Dallas. Everybody knows it’s been a rough year for her, but find out who else had issues

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