I tried to get a wide variety of diapers for my newborn. But in the process, I have developed some pretty strong opinions on what works/doesn’t work (and I am still formulating opinions as my baby grows and as I get more newborn diapers). Here is my list of rankings so far from most favorite to least favorite. My baby is in the 7 pound range unless otherwise noted (he was born 7 pounds 4 ounces and has been that weight – more or less – ever since). I know different diapers work for different babies, so this is just my take. If you have a tip on how to get a diaper to work better for me…I am all ears ;)
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Sposoeasy with Snaps
I am a snap hater, for the most part, but the Sposoeasy with snaps is way more trim than the Aplix, plus for some reason it dries better?This diaper has only had one leak, plus it is easy to put on.
Kissaluvs Size 0
This fitted diaper is raved about by many who cloth diaper newborns. I got mine used, but it was pretty crunchy. But nevertheless, it has held in messes well!
Ragababe 2 –Step
Love these. It did have some leaks at first, which is why it isn’t #1. BUT once I got the settings (I found out that the smallest setting, which you see in this first picture, is actually for a premie. He should be set on the middle setting), the diaper has been great. It isn’t always an AI2…most of the time he gets poop on the cover.
Little Boppers AI2
I LOVE this diaper. It is a little bulky and my mom said it was hard to put on, but it has NEVER had a leak. It is so soft too! I would probably say this is tied for first but because I am the only one who uses it…it gets TIED. But I really don’t get why it was hard for my mom to put on???
This is so much more trim than the others. If you plan on having a small baby, this is the way to go.
XS Thirsties Cover
It is still a little bulky for my preference, but it is leak free.
Fuzzibunz Perfect Size XS
At first I had trouble getting the fit right, then Mom brain realized she wasn’t using the hip snaps. Then they worked great, they just grew out of their absorbency quickly, plus it is kinda a pain for my sleep deprived brain to take the time to stuff and unstuff a pocket.
Ragababe Easy AIO
I really like the fit of this diaper, but have had quite a few leaks. I have heard that the 2-step works well at first and then the AIO works.
Ragababe Easy All in One Diaper – 15 day old baby – 7 pounds, 4 ounces
Rumparooz Lil Joeys
Unfortunately these are my one of my least favorites. No matter how I snap them, he ALWAYS leaks. I have tried every which way, but no luck. This surprised me, since my guy is pretty small with small legs…and yet this diaper seems to small on him.
Oh I am SO bummed about this because it is a one size diaper and I REALLY wanted it to work. But regardless of whether I put in the mini stay dry or the mini bamboo, it still leaked. Plus it is actually bulky on him. (POST NOTE: I have since found out that my bamboo just wasn’t prepped enough. Now this is one of the top diaper recommendations I have).
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Tara moved on to other career endeavors in 2014 but can still be found online blogging about health and fitness at Fit Baby Steps.
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