My little boy is now a month old and life is starting to almost seem normal…well, a new kind of normal…okay maybe the word normal is stretching it! I have been so excited to explore this world of newborn cloth diapering and I can finally start branching out now that his umbilical stump has finally fallen off and he has started to pack on some pounds.
Four Weeks: The little man is now 10 lbs 8 ounces and 22 inches. Because they are just so adorable and seem so comfy-cozy I am still putting him in the Rumparooz Lil Joeys, being careful to change these more frequently to prevent leaks. I have unsnapped the umbilical snap-down and the fit is still very good, but the leaks are hit or miss.
After much anticipation I have been able to pull out my BumGenius All-in-One X-Smalls, my Fuzzi Bunz X-Smalls (snap and aplix) and my Happy Heinys Mini One-Size Pockets. I absolutely love the BG AIO and the Fuzzi Bunz pockets. The BG’s and FB fit well, are very trim and haven’t leaked at all. I definitely prefer the aplix with a newborn because I feel like I can get a really custom fit, although the snaps on the FB have worked nicely as well. My only complaint would be the aplix on the FB (a fairly new feature for FB). It’s super strong, which normally wouldn’t be a complaint, but there’s something very difficult about fully detaching them from the laundry tabs. The aplix also seems to be curling a bit. I would still consider buying more FB with aplix, however, because I love the diaper and relish the ease and fit of aplix. I will definitely be purchasing a couple more BG AIO and Fuzzi Bunz Perfect Size diapers, sizing up to Smalls to help bridge the gap between newborn and One-Size diapers.
I have always thought Happy Heinys were somewhat boxy by design on my daughter and I have found these Mini pockets to fit the same with my son. This fit, however, doesn’t seem to affect their performance thus far. They fit nicely on the legs and because I can overlap the aplix on the waist I can get a good snug fit there as well. I haven’t had any leaks either. The nice thing about the Mini Pockets is that the different size options will allow them to grow with the baby. He is currently on the smallest of three settings which will give us a lot of wiggle room as he grows.
I still have a couple of diapers to test out as my little guy grows. I bought one or two of several different diapers to try because I just didn’t know which ones I would like and what his body-type would be. As I have said before my preference is a trim diaper so I don’t plan on breaking out my one-size diapers until about 3-4 months (although at the rate this little one is growing it may be sooner). Until then I have a couple more “newborn” diapers to test-drive. I have yet to try the Applecheeks in Size 1, the Tot Bots Tiny Fit and the Thirsties Cover in Size X-Small. These are all slightly bigger than the others so I have waited a bit to put them on him.