Lots of cloth diapers and covers are marketed as fitting from “birth to potty training.” Is that really true? It all depends on the size of your newborn and the brand of diaper. Some run big and some run small. And even the smaller one-size diapers won’t be as tiny or as trim as newborn diapers.
I was curious about some of the one-size diapers and covers we have in our stash, so I tried them on Erik to see what the fit was like. He was 7 pounds 9 ounces at birth and is just over 8 pounds in these photos.
Here is Erik in a Flip one-size cover with a bamboo prefold inside. It gapes a little around the leg openings, which means newborn poo possibly escaping. Not a bad fit, but certainly not as snug as I would like. And the rise is on the high side.
And now here’s the BumGenius 4.0 one-size pocket diaper. This one was a lot bulkier in the front and the back. And the rise is even higher. However, the fit around the legs was more snug.
And here he is wearing an Imagine one-size pocket diaper. This one runs even larger than the BumGenius and once again I noticed gaping around the leg gussets.
While these diapers might work in a pinch, I definitely prefer our little newborn stash. It’s perfectly sized for Erik, and as you know – sizing is extremely important when you’re trying to keep leaks and blowouts contained. (By the way, if you are building a newborn stash, Kelly’s Closet is giving away a FREE newborn diaper with any purchase over $55? Just use code NEWFLUFF at checkout!)
This photo helps to show the big difference in size, even with the one size diapers on their smallest settings:
And now you can see a couple of newborn diapers on Erik to further illustrate how they are tailor-made for tiny bodies. And they are OH SO CUTE! At left…the Bummis Super Brite newborn cover. At right….a Fuzzibunz in extra small.