Newborn nappies are the most adorable nappies, and you'll never regret investing in a few cute nappies for your hospital bag. Cloth nappies can be kinder to baby's skin since they have soft organic cotton which will irritate their behind much less than disposable newborn nappies. Our newborn nappies come in various sizes to fit as little as 4 lbs., so they're perfect for any size baby including premature babies and tiny babies!
The Bumgenius newborn littles are simple to use from the start, making them ideal for the newborn stage. This reusable cloth nappy is very soft on the baby's bottom and fits very well. This reusable nappy does not require a wrap because it is all in one.
However, because they are not absorbent enough for long stretches of time, we would recommend a nappy with a separate waterproof cover for nighttime use, such as the Econobun newborn cloth nappy.
With the overwhelming amount of information about cloth diapers, it's easy to get lost. Many new parents wonder if cloth nappies are worth the trouble. The truth is, there's a lot of confusing jargon for any parent who decides to research them in their first few weeks with a newborn baby. Reusable nappy types, material, absorbency levels, night time nappies, washing guides, liners and boosters are only a few of these terms that cause confusion among parents.
Luckily for new parents or parents wanting to start using reusable baby nappies, this is a helpful guide that will give you all the necessary information in those first few weeks and not leave you with more confusing information.
Newborn nappies are the most adorable, and you'll never regret investing in a few cute ones for your hospital bag. Cloth diapers can be kinder to newborns' sensitive skin since they have soft organic cotton which will irritate their delicate skin much less than disposables do.
The Ultimate Guide to Using a Reusable Nappy for Your Newborn
Reusable nappies can be much more cost-effective than disposable ones, even when choosing the newborn option over the birth to potty choice. Whilst birth to potty is much more economical, they may not be suitable for all babies as their first reusable nappy may not fit snuggly around the legs and bum leading to poor containment and perhaps poo leaks.
In comparison to the dirty wash every 2 days, parents only have to put on a dirty wash every two days. This is similar in volume to emptying the bin and could be seen as an equally large task to complete.
Reusable nappies are becoming more and more popular these days, especially with the introduction of new materials. There is a whole host of benefits from using reusable baby diapers, most notably that they will save you money in the long run as well as being kind to your little one's skin. We recommend that you read our guide to reusable wipes because using cotton wipes is gentler on a baby's skin.
It is difficult to be a first-time parent. There is a new baby in the house. You must learn how to be a parent and care for your child, and using reusable nappies may not be your first choice. If, on the other hand, you want to use cloth nappies from birth, here is a helpful guide.
Can newborns wear reusable nappies?
Newborn reusable nappies are great for parents that want to bring their baby home from the hospital and not have them in disposable diapers. These newborn size cloth diapers fit your tiny little one perfectly, providing comfort while protecting against leaks!
Cloth nappies and other reusable ones make a perfect choice for those first few months at home with your new arrival. They help you bridge this gap between birth-to-potty or when they're just too small for potty training yet big enough to use regular sized ones but these can be quite costly so it makes sense to invest in some higher quality reusables before going through several packs of disposables per month.
Reusable nappies are designed to grow with your baby and there is plenty of room for them to wear a reusable newborn nappy from birth onwards, as long as they fit in the nappy well enough! Reusable nappies come in small, medium and large sizes so it's important that you choose the right size for your baby. Reusable nappies are typically made of flexible fabric and elastic so they stretch to fit babies from newborns all the way up to toddlers.
Why use cloth nappies for newborn?
Simply put, there are numerous reasons why cloth nappies are preferable to disposable nappies. For starters, they don't contain any of the harmful chemicals found in traditional disposables. The advantages to your baby's health and well-being should be enough to persuade you to make this choice!
Many people incorrectly assume that cloth nappies are too complicated from birth or require extra work because they are just as easy to use as disposable ones. But in reality, baby skin can become irritated if not properly cared for, which can lead to breathing problems later on, so organic cotton provides an all-around softer option over time.
Replace disposable nappies with reusable ones! They are not only better for your baby, but also for the environment. Disposable diapers are made of synthetic materials that are harmful to both your baby and the environment.
Reusable nappies, on the other hand, are not only more good for the environment, but also the more cost-effective option. Instead of using disposable nappies, that end up in landfills and the oceans, reusable nappies can be washed with the same soap you use to wash your baby's clothes before being reused.
How many reusable nappies does a newborn need?
We recommend getting a pack size of 25 baby nappies. You will need to change nappies frequently, especially if you are planning to breastfeed. You will also need some organic cotton or bamboo reusable wipes. If you are going for all in one or pocket nappies then you won't need anything additional. If you go for a two-piece nappy who you will need a waterproof cover and the absorbent inner nappy. Often parents find a good compromise is to go with a one size nappy for absorbency, but then a newborn waterproof cover to keep it trim and leak-free.
For night time we recommend using a bamboo nappy for better absorbency and containment.
What about the umbilical cord?
You will find most cloth nappy brands will ensure that their reusable nappy gas a special fold down for the umbilical cord, allowing the cord to breathe and dry naturally. Reusable wipes are also made from cotton so can be used to clean the umbilical cord.
What about wetness indicator?
Disposable nappies have a wetness indicator, but so do cloth nappies! Simply open the nappy up and feel if it is wet, if not reuse! The most important factor is to see if the baby's bottom is nice and dry.
Will my new baby object to cloth nappies?
No! Remember babies have been inside a water sac for 9 months, they are used to feeling wet and actually, they will probably prefer nice comfy cotton nappies, think about how you would feel!
Will the hospital insist on disposal nappies?
No! Many hospitals now prefer when you use cloth nappies. Just remember to bring your nappy wet bag for your soiled nappies.
Will the meconium stain the nappies?
No! Fleece-lined or stay dry layers are stain-resistant, you can also use a paper liner to catch the meconium. There are two types of liners, ones use to keep the baby's bum dry and the other to catch poo.
Will a reusable nappy give my new baby nappy rash?
No! Keep your babies bum nice and dry, make sure it is well cleaned at nappy change time and this will help reduce nappy rash no matter what type of nappy system you use.