Newborn Cloth Diaper Covers PLUS a Newborn Diaper Giveaway

Newborn cloth diaper covers and prefolds or fitteds are an economical solution for your baby.  Read on for more information, plus our favorite brands.




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Please note:  We've split our Newborn Cloth Diapers section into two articles.  This article discusses newborn covers, prefolds, and fitteds, while a second article discusses newborn all-in-ones, all-in-twos, and pockets.


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Our Favorite Newborn Diaper Covers

In the early days, we loved the flexibility of more than one brand of cover.  For prefolds, simplicity (velcro, tuck-in ends) were important.  For fitteds, I found I preferred different brands depending on the cut of the fitted diaper.  I also found that even for my newborn, I needed size smalls to cover most of my fitteds.


If you plan to use both fitteds and prefolds, I would definitely recommend picking out a few different covers to suit your needs.  Below are some of our favorite newborn cloth diaper cover brands, in no particular order.


newborn diaper covers


Featured Newborn Cloth Diaper Covers

  1. Bummis Super Brite, size newborn and small
  2. Applecheeks Envelope Cover, Size 1
  3. Sweet Pea Newborn Cover
  4. G Pants, Size Small
  5. Bumkins Newborn Cover
  6. Thirsties Duo Cover, Size 1


Bummis Super Brite Cover

Applecheeks Envelope Cover

Sweet Pea Newborn Cover

G Pants, Size Small

Bumkins Newborn Diaper Cover

Thirsties Duo Cover, Size 1

Make Your Own Newborn Covers

I also made a few newborn diaper covers, and if you have a sewing machine or know someone who does, sewing your own covers is a fun project!  Here's a link to our newborn cover tutorial.



Prefold and Fitted Infant Cloth Diapers

These diapers are not waterproof on their own and require a cover or wrap.


I often recommend the Bummis Super Brite Wrap, newborn size. This wrap fastens with velcro, and has double leg gussets which act as a second containment for runny poop! If you prefer a cover made with a natural material, you can buy wool soakers through many cloth diapering shops, and through Etsy.



unbleached prefolds for newborns

Infant Size Prefolds


kissaluvs size 0 newborn diapers

Newborn Kissaluvs (Size 0)

  • 5-15 lbs
  • Made of soft, plush sherpa cotton fabric
  • Stretchy fabric and elastics
  • Easy to use with snaps
  • Hidden microfiber soaker for twice the absorbency of cotton terry
  • Light brown serger thread indicates size 0 (newborn)
  • Pre-shrunk, stain resistant
  • Unbleached cotton interior, with exterior with cotton/polyester blend for stretch and durability
  • $14-$17


bamboozle size 1 fitted diaper

Bamboozle Fitted Size 1

  • 5-18 lbs
  • 4 layers of soft, stretchy bamboo, which is anti-microbial
  • Snap closures
  • Adjustable doubler
  • May take longer to dry
  • $20


blueberry newborn fitted

Blueberry Newborn Fitted

  • 6 to 15 lbs
  • Made with 100% cotton outer layer, 2 layers of bamboo French terry, and a 4-layer soaker pad
  • In cute patterns
  • $20


goodmama newborn fitted

Goodmama Newborn Fitteds

  • 5 to 12 lbs
  • Plush cotton or organic bamboo velour in prints
  • Hidden snaps and turned edges for baby comfort
  • $29


Want to Make Your Own Newborn Fitteds?

Making your own diapers can be a super-affordable and fun way to get custom diapers for a fraction of the cost of buying them!  We have 2 tutorials to help you get started - one for a turned-and-topstitched diaper, and one for a serged diaper.  I made and used both styles, and they were some of my favorites!





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This is a 2-part series on newborn cloth diapering.  Continue reading about Newborn All-in-Ones, All-in-Twos, and Pockets.



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