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While still expecting last year, I bought the Diaper Rite newborn cover and bamboo AIO diaper to try out. Mary Kate arrived January 26, so we’ve had a few weeks to test our tiny diapers and share the results with you. Make sure you enter today’s giveaway after reading the review.
I purchased a Diaper Rite newborn cover (retail $8.95), and a bamboo AIO (retail $11.50).
The newborn cover has double leg gussets and flaps inside to hold prefolds, flats or inserts in place. The waterproof PUL used in Diaper Rite styles is always very soft and pliable. The wings have a lot of stretch in them, another feature I love in a cloth diaper. I like how the entire cover is finished with a foldover, stitched trim around the wings and leg openings. I also like that there is only a single set of snaps on the wings, making it quicker to fasten on a newborn.
In this picture, Mary Kate is just under 9 pounds and 20.5 inches long. If your newborn ends up being smaller/skinner than Mary Kate, it’s very easy to get a tighter fit at the waist, thanks to the crossover snap. This, in turn, will also tighten up the leg openings for you.
We’ve had zero leaks with this little cover, and there’s one more snap on the rise to let out as Mary Kate grows. At $8.95, it is a fantastic deal, and I wish we had gotten more than one to review!
The newborn AIO from Diaper Rite is also a pretty sweet deal. For $11.50 I got a bamboo diaper that works overnight for Mary Kate. In my experience, it’s hard to find an AIO diaper that can work for a newborn all night, so this was a very pleasant surprise. In those first weeks of sleep deprivation, it’s SO nice not having to get out of bed to wake and change the baby in the middle of the night. I lay a fleece liner inside to protect her skin from the wetness overnight.
The inside of the diaper is lined with an 80% bamboo/20% poly blend, and there’s a semi-attached soaker (11 x 4 inches) of the same fabric that snaps into the back. Dry time is about one cycle after washing in our HE machine. The bamboo blend fabric stains pretty easily, but I treat with a Buncha Farmers stick.
The fit is so trim, especially for such an absorbent diaper. And just like the cover, it has one more snap on the rise for Mary Kate to grow into.
Here is Mary Kate right after birth at just under 9 pounds (she lost a little) and 20.5 inches long.
Here she is in the newborn AIO after 5 weeks:
Where to Buy: You can find Diaper Rite products, including their newborn sizes, at Diaper Junction. Orders over $49 receive free shipping.
Giveaway: Diaper Junction is giving away a Diaper Rite sampler (AIO and a cover) to one lucky winner! Choose between newborn or one-size. This promotion is open to US and Canadian residents. Good luck!