We are a cloth diapering family. We’ve used cloth with our first two children and plan on doing so with Margot, too. But, we always wait a few weeks to start cloth for a few different reasons. 1) Cloth diapers aren’t very accommodating to the umbilical cord stub. While it’s still attached, you’ve got to be careful that it doesn’t get rubbed. 2) Newborns need about a million diapers a day, and quite frankly, I’m not ready to do laundry that often just yet. 3) Cloth diapers (even the smallest ones) are often too big for newborn babes. That being said, we LOVE our Huggies Little Snugglers for our newborn. Here’s why…
- They have a wetness indicator (meaning they change colors if baby has gone potty!) which makes those middle of the night diaper changes a lot easier.
- They have a cut-out near the umbilical cord so that the diaper doesn’t rub or irritate baby.
- They work! We haven’t had any leaking issues at all with these diapers. Hallelujah!
- They make life a little bit easier. Let’s be real. Disposables are a must with a newborn.