One of my few life regrets is not starting my oldest son in cloth sooner. Back when I was a first time mom, I'll admit, the idea of cloth diapering in general was intimidating, much-less cloth diapering a newborn baby that I was clearly unqualified to take home! :)
Since gaining my "mommy legs" and having a second child, I was ready to tackle the art of cloth diapering a newborn. It's actually quite simple! Unless you're practicing Elimination Communication, you will be diapering your child one way or another, let me show you how to do it in an eco-friendly and super adorable way!
Many diaper brands these days offer a newborn or size one option. This list below is by no means all-inclusive, but does indicate the brands/styles I personally used on my little guy.
I always tell people when they are new to cloth diapering to try different styles (AIO, pocket, prefold etc) and brands so you can find what system works best for you. Many parent's love using prefolds or contours in covers because it provides the most snug fit (in many cases). However, at 2:00 in the morning, while battling little to no sleep, I prefer an AIO. :)
It's almost a rite of passage as a new parent to experience at least one diaper blowout because, let's be honest, newborn poo is runny. If you're exclusively breastfeeding however, newborn poo and cloth diapers are the perfect combination! Breastfed baby's poo is all water soluble so there's no need to rinse, soak, dunk and swish, etc. Just toss it in the wash! If you're formula feeding, simply use a flushable liner and you can just plop that right in toilet and toss the rest of the diaper in the wash. It really doesn't get easier than that! When did you start cloth diapering? Any tips/tricks to share?