Today we have to talk about cloth diapers grin. We have the world record of simultaneous change cloth diapers around the corner, and what better way to start at the beginning: cloth diapers for a newborn. Finding the right diapers for your baby, especially if it is very small, can be complicated, so here is my experience for you. Diaper systems there are many, in addition to different fabrics, materials, brands … Trying to summarize here the whole world of possibilities of cloth diapers is complicated, but I will try to make a small guide to guide you, always based on my experience, I have tried many diapers but I have many to try, here. Anyway, I remind you that in Oh! The moon we have twice a month, every month, free talks on cloth diapers, if you catch them by hand you know. Regarding materials, I always prefer natural fabrics in contact with the skin of the baby, especially for the smallest: bamboo, cotton, and hemp are usually the most common tissues in cloth diapers. However, if what you are looking for is the siempreseco effect, you have to opt for synthetic materials.

Anyway, what affects the skin is not moisture, as Eloy says, children can spend hours in the pool and that does not cause dermatitis. The diaper rash is caused by other things, including chemicals that exist in disposable diapers, and contact with the decomposed urine, which is transformed into ammonia and feces. So, the important thing to maintain healthy skin is to change the baby’s diaper frequently, be it disposable or fabric. Especially small babies, who do not make large steps, but make many small steps (and lots of poop).At the time of beginning, we must bear in mind that the first baby poop is meconium, which is very dark, almost black, and sticky, almost impossible to remove from a cloth diaper. So the first few days, it’s not a bad idea to use disposables. If you do not want to use the normal diaper full of chemical products, you have more respectful options in the ecological disposable brands. Once the meconium is expelled (we know it because the poop happens to be typical of newborns, mustard-colored and liquid), the world of cloth diapers extends to your feet.

All-in-one diapers

All-in-two diapers are an equally comfortable option and in the same price range as refills or all-in-ones. In this case, the raincoat goes on one side, and the absorbent and the layer that is in contact with the baby are joined together forming a kind of compress that is attached to the raincoat by means of automatic snaps. The good thing about this system is that, especially with the smallest who steps proportional to its size, is that you can change the compresses and reuse the raincoat, saving on washes and diapers, since buying the diaper with an extra absorbent you have many more options of change with the same diaper.

Again, there are sizes or one size. The only ones, in this case, are able to adjust better since, as the absorbent is set aside, you can use a smaller absorbent so that a diaper is more appropriate for the size of the baby. In addition, all brands, at least the ones I know and work with, bring that small absorbent included, its use is usually recommended to reinforce absorbency for larger babies, but they can also be used the natural diaper as well. Some are closed by Velcro, as pop-in, or by snaps, as the Nitti Bite (which closes with both the one-size version, the Bite Tutu, as the size, Bite Dollish). The advantage of Velcro’s, in any type of diaper, is double. They are quicker to put on, and they get a finer adjustment since you decide where you exactly fit. On the other hand, “big” babies are very easy to take them off, which is more difficult with snaps. You can also raisins that the soft Velcro band, which is usually relatively wide and sewn on the front of the diaper, bothers the baby more than the automatic or snaps.

Diapers two pieces

Two-piece diapers are so called because two separate pieces are used, on the one hand, the raincoat and on the other hand, the part that absorbs and the one that is in contact with the baby sewn between them. Normally, what is changed is the latter and the waterproof only changes when it is stained. There are plenty of options, among those of raincoats and absorbent, and are usually cheaper than the previous ones.