Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-03-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
mslulubellekiwi's Avatar
mslulubellekiwi
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: virginia
Posts: 30
recommendation for newborn covers?

I'm going to go with the prefold/flat diaper with covers option because of my budget and want to invest in a few covers to use with them. Can anyone recommend a good cover to use? There are so many options and I have limited funds. I know I have to be careful with the cord stump and already nervous being a new mom. Thank-you! I'm grateful for any help.

Advertisement

mslulubellekiwi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
YiddleDoppers's Avatar
YiddleDoppers
Registered Users
Formerly: mama2lumpynoodles
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,219
Re: recommendation for newborn covers?

Don't worry too much the nervous new Mamas are the good ones! The cord stump really isn't something you need to stress about too much. You just don't want it inside the diaper where it could pick up an infection.
Bummis XS covers (SWW) are great and affordable! They kinda dip down in front to avoid irritating the umbi.

ETA: the cord usually falls off in just a few days, so dealing with it is relatively short-lived, hth.
__________________
"Mandie" wife to one awesome dude and Mama to a brood of active boys. Also the heart and hands behind Yiddle Doppers™ on HC and Y.Woman™ on Etsy. Looking for OOAK, rare and HTF items? Stalk us on Stalkerazzi Congo

Last edited by YiddleDoppers; 04-03-2012 at 05:48 PM.
YiddleDoppers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
ashley84's Avatar
ashley84
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 2,611
My Mood:
Re: recommendation for newborn covers?

Quote:
Originally Posted by YiddleDoppers View Post
Bummis XS covers are great and affordable! I'd stay away from econobum. I just bought one for when my nephew stays with me, and I am not a fan, lol!
I agree 100% with the Bummis XS cover suggestion. We CDed DS almost exclusively in Bummis covers & GMD prefolds when he was a newbie. The combo is dynamite and we will be doing it again with our new newbie.

Many people like the Thirsties Duo covers for newbies. Compared to an XS Bummis cover, you'll get more use out of a size 1 Thirsties Duo cover because it fits for a longer range of weight. I'm not sure how exactly they compare in cost, but I imagine they aren't much more expensive.

Also, I have to defend Econobum covers. I LOVE Econobum covers. There is no better bang-for-your-buck product on the cloth-diapering market than Econobum covers and prefolds. Having said that, I would never use them on a newborn. They are supposed to fit starting at 8lbs, but they would be WAY too bulky on an 8lb baby. They are glorious on my toddler though.
__________________
Liz (12 yrs), Jake (Feb '10), Josie (Sept '12), & Josh (Sept '13)
My 365: http://toomanyjs.blogspot.com/

Last edited by ashley84; 04-03-2012 at 05:51 PM.
ashley84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 05:52 PM   #4
littlehands's Avatar
littlehands
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,212
My Mood:
Re: recommendation for newborn covers?

I'd go with the size 1 Swaddlebees Capri over the Thirsties Duo myself. Size range is bigger, and I think it's more durably made.
littlehands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 05:56 PM   #5
mslulubellekiwi's Avatar
mslulubellekiwi
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: virginia
Posts: 30
Re: recommendation for newborn covers?

Thank you ladies for the suggestions! i've put together an order on GMD for two dozen newborn prefolds, a dozen of the next sized prefolds. Two thirsties duo in newborn, an econobum and a bummis cover. All I can afford for now because today I also paid my doula but I know its an investment. I did also get ten flour towels from Walmart today and boiled those....they softened alot and I'm looking forward to trying to tie-dye them. I'm so glad I found this website and all the advice I've gotten trying to get acclimated to cloth diapers. Thank-you again!
mslulubellekiwi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 05:57 PM   #6
Almacham
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Slytherin House
Posts: 15,946
My Mood:
Re: recommendation for newborn covers?

Rumparooz newborn covers are $10 - $12 each and are great newborn covers!
__________________
Sarah, mom of many
Almacham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 06:06 PM   #7
hilaryisinked's Avatar
hilaryisinked
Spring Into a New Avi 2015 Winner
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 26,261
Bummis Super Lites are cheap and fit my tiny newborn from day 1. Prowraps are also cheap and fit well. I've had 2 6 pounders so we needed truly newborn size stuff.

Sent from my iPhone using DS Forum
__________________
Hilary, head over heels wifey of a Coastie
Mama of Aubrey & Delaney
hilaryisinked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 06:13 PM   #8
Abby's Momma
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 191
My Mood:
Re: recommendation for newborn covers?

I've heard good things about Bummis Super Brites and Super Lites, so I got an xs and s in each to try. I don't have any experience with them on a NB, but just thought I'd chime in on what I've heard/bought
__________________
CD'ing, extended BF'ing, co-sleeping, crunchy momma.
Abby's Momma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #9
cryswilkins's Avatar
cryswilkins
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 563
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freedom
Rumparooz newborn covers are $10 - $12 each and are great newborn covers!
I like RAR as well. Also the Thirsties duo size 1.
__________________
Crys~ Mom to DD 11.30.2006 DS1 01.03.2010 DS2 09.24.2012
Part-time workin', Cloth diaper sellin' and Car Seat checkin' Mom.
Visit Ann Arbor's Favorite Cloth Diaper and Baby Store: http://www.thelittleseedling.com/store/

cryswilkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 07:35 PM   #10
BoyCrazy's Avatar
BoyCrazy
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: midwest
Posts: 3,190
Re: recommendation for newborn covers?

I loved my RaR covers!!! They fit right away and fit him for a long time, at least up to 13 lbs. I liked my duo wraps too but the RaR fit better and cost less, and seemed better quality.
__________________
Erin, SAHM of 4 adorable, smart, silly, exhausting, delightful, active boys: G 7/04, O 8/06, S 3/09, C 10/11. Married to my best friend since 4/03. Cloth diapering and loving it since May 2010!
Proud to offer beautiful, practical Lilla Rose hair accessories. Sick of the plastic claw? Try a Flexi clip instead!
www.lillarose.biz/yourprettyhair
BoyCrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.