Having a newborn baby is not always easy for new parents. Newborn diapers can be a big headache for parents since a newborn baby uses a lot of diapers and changes size quickly. Choosing the right diaper for your newborn is no easy task. At Minishack, we are here to help you! Below you will find a short guide to help you make the best decision.
Why Choose Cloth Diapers for Your Newborn?
During the first years of its life, a baby uses 4,000 to 6,000 disposable diapers. The ecological impact of disposable diapers is very harmful: it is not only about the amount of waste produced, but also about the consumption of trees and oil required in the production of disposable diapers. Opting for cloth diapers for your newborn is choosing a more ecological solution.
Choosing cloth diapers from the birth of your child is not only an ecological choice, but it is also an economical choice! Indeed, while cloth diapers are more expensive at the time of purchase, you save money in the long run. Moreover, if they are well maintained, your cloth diapers can even be used for your next child.
Contrary to popular belief, cloth diapers are also more effective against leaks. In fact, the super-absorbent properties of the materials used and the anti-leakage barriers offered by the different attachment methods make cloth diapers the best option for your newborn.
Did you know?
While there are some companies now claiming to have eco-friendly disposable diapers on the market, it is very difficult to confirm the component of these diapers and few studies show the real ecological impact of it.
How to Choose Your Cloth Diapers for Your New Baby?
There are some features that are very important to look for when choosing diapers for your newborn, regardless of the type of diaper.
Good at keeping the bum dry
Good leakage prevention properties
When shopping for cloth diapers, make sure they have a micro-suede or fleece lining because they keep the bottom drier. If necessary, you can add washable inserts that will play the same role.
What Are the Different Types of Cloth Diapers for Newborns?
All-in-one diapers, pocket diapers and some cloth diapers are generally designed with a micro-suede or fleece lining that offers a good capacity to keep the buttocks dry. For other types of diapers, it is possible to add a washable insert in the same material to play this role.
Flat Newborn Diaper
The flat diaper is the most economical type of cloth diaper. It consists of a rectangle of fabric that is folded and placed in a waterproof diaper cover to provide better protection against leaks. The risk of diaper rash is higher with this type of diaper since the baby's skin is in direct contact with the absorbent part.
Molded Newborn Diapers
The molded diaper model does not need to be folded as they are already shaped like a panty diaper. While it offers a simpler option, like a flat diaper, the baby's skin is in direct contact with the absorbent part, offering a greater risk of irritation for your newborn.
Pocket Newborn Diaper
This type of diaper is a cover with a pocket, into which an absorbent pad can be inserted. This type of diaper is designed to provide a protective inner layer between the absorption area and your baby's skin, which offers better protection against irritation.
All-in-One Newborn Diaper
All-in-one diapers are generally the most expensive model. This type of all-in-one diaper is similar to the disposable diaper, since it is designed to be in a single piece. Some models are designed with detachable inserts, so be sure to ask before you buy.
What Are the Benefits of Choosing Pocket Diapers for Your Child?
Pocket diapers are a great introduction to diapers for your newborn. While it requires more manipulation from the parent, this is the most common diaper as it is designed to offer more absorption. In fact, this model allows for the addition of inserts, thus a greater absorption which is a huge plus with a newborn. In addition, the pocket diaper is known to be the fastest drying type of diaper. Worried about waking up with a surprise after bedtime? Cloth diapers are the solution for super absorbency and a surprise-free morning!
What Brands of Cloth Diapers for Newborns are available at Minishack?
ELF Cloth Diapers
ELF offers beautiful cloth diapers for your baby. This all-in-one diaper is complete and does not require any additions, everything is in the diaper! The 3 microfibre layers sewn inside the diaper will keep your newborn dry.
FUNKY FLUFF cloth diapers
FUNKY FLUFF bamboo diapers offer an incredible absorption capacity and natural fibres against your baby's skin. Bamboo is very durable and environmentally friendly. Its crops grow quickly and require little maintenance. Bamboo fabrics are especially soft and breathable and keep babies comfortable and cool. Bamboo is also one of the most absorbent fabrics available for cloth diapers.
FUNKY FLUFF diapers are designed to keep your newborn comfortable with a snap system below the belly button, which keeps the umbilical cord free. The snap system has three levels of adjustment, allowing for a better independent fit around the waist and legs.
MiniHip cloth diapers
MiniHip offers a collection of cloth diapers with beautiful designs and original prints. They are easy to adjust to your child's physiognomy. Their narrow crotch cut is both comfortable and facilitates your child's movements. The two pocket openings allow for easy insertion of absorbent inserts. The athletic knit interior is lightweight, breathable and keeps your child dry. MiniHip brand offers diapers with two bamboo viscose inserts, allowing for greater absorbency and comfort for your newborn. MiniHip cloth diapers have it all!