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Cloth diapering a newborn. Rachel McCarron Due March 28; 4 kids; 3 angel babies; Rhode Island 186 posts
status 14th Jun '13

So, I started CDing my son a few month ago and have come to love the Alva brand.. but even at their smallest they just don't look like they will be able to fit a newborn baby. Anyone on here CD from birth and have any suggestions on which ones would be good for a newborn? Also Alva's are pocket, I was told by a few people that prefolds & covers are better for a newborn (which I have never used). Any truth to this? TIA! :o)

Monsters² Mom 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dahlgren, VA, United States 4939 posts
14th Jun '13

This brand carries one small enough for newborns. They're kind of pricey though, but from what I've read from other moms they're worth the cost.



http://shop.thegoodmama.com/

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
14th Jun '13

rumparroz covers or thirsties duo size 1 covers with prefolds or flats is what i prefered until he was 14lbs or so.

hes 26lbs and we use wool exclusively now, with flats or fitteds. im not a huge fan or prefolds anymore.

Monsters² Mom 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dahlgren, VA, United States 4939 posts
14th Jun '13
Quoting I Stab People:" rumparroz covers or thirsties duo size 1 covers with prefolds or flats is what i prefered until he was ... [snip!] ... he was 14lbs or so. hes 26lbs and we use wool exclusively now, with flats or fitteds. im not a huge fan or prefolds anymore."


Wool? Please explain...I was really new to cloth diapering when I had my daughter and we only had the econobum brand

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
14th Jun '13
Quoting Monsters ⚓ Mom:" Wool? Please explain...I was really new to cloth diapering when I had my daughter and we only had the econobum brand"


you use it over diapers instead of pul. you can use it as clothes too :) the wool breaks the urine down into salts so no odor. only have to wash every few weeks

Zach&Evan&Jacob'sMom 3 kids; 7 angel babies; Fall Branch, Tennessee 48610 posts
14th Jun '13

Alva makes newborn sizes. If you look in the last thread I made, there is a pic of my newborn son in one.



He is 3 weeks old today. He is between 9 1/2-10 pounds. Just guessing. But he can wear his OS Alvas too. He has worn OS BGs and OS CBs too. No leaks either!