Newborn nappies are made to fit the tiniest of newborn babies, some from around 1.8kg-2kg.
Some people don't think it's justified to invest in newborn sized cloth nappies that often only fit for up to 3mths. From experience of having using cloth nappies with 2 children from newborn I personally feel that it is!
There is the initial outlay, which can seem substantial to some, however, the resale value of newborn cloth nappies is great on Trade Me and other nappy sale sites and groups. The amount lost through the purchase and sale of newborn cloth nappies would only be a fraction of what you would spend on newborn disposable nappies for the same period of time...without the impact on the environment, without exposing your gorgeous, squishy newborn to the chemicals in disposable nappies, and no smelly rubbish lying around the house! (not to mention the fit of newborn nappies is much better than disposables and poosplosions are almost always contained!)
Newborns require lots of nappy changes (and poo regularly) so we generally recommend around 15-20 nappies. Prefolds and covers are a great, cost effective option that can bulk up your newborn nappy stash and they can be used as inserts in larger nappies as your baby gets bigger. We suggest purchasing a range of different brands and nappy styles as what works for one baby may not work for another and you may find you prefer one style more than others. I also found that different nappies worked well in different situations; Fitteds and covers - totally bombproof and great overnight once baby started sleeping more than 4hrs at a time, AIOs - easy to use and wash and no folding/stuffing, straight back on baby once dry, Snap-in - easy to change just the inserts if only wet making nappy changes quick and economical.
It won't take very long and you'll know what you like and don't like, what works for your and your family and the cute teeny tiny nappies sure do make nappy changing much more fun in those early days!
Check out our extensive range of newborn nappies. If you have any questions at all, please Contact Us!
Pregnant? Want to try cloth nappies with your newborn but don't know where to start? Don't want to invest in nappies that might only fit for a short time? Check out our Newborn Nappy Hire Kit!