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Newborn Cloth Diapers

Starting your cloth diaper journey can be intimidating - but here at Nicki’s Diapers - we make getting started easy and rewarding!

Newborn cloth diapers are better for the environment and keep harmful chemicals away from your baby's delicate skin - all while saving you tons of money.

Saving Money with Cloth Diapers

Since quality cloth diapers are built to last, they can be used time and time again. Want to make some of that money back? Cloth diaper systems have incredible resale value.

While your initial purchase might provide a little sticker shock, just remember that all the cost is in the initial purchase. Which sounds better:

$250 -$450 every3 months for disposable diapers, or $250 - $450 for theduration of your child's diapering years?

How Many NB Cloth Diapers Do You Need?

Really, that depends on how often you want to wash. On average, newborns go through 12-15 diapers per day. We suggest having 24-36 total cloth diaper changes (meaning the absorbent part of the diaper) for your newborn baby. That will allow you do do your wash every 2-3 days.

Understanding the Basics of Reusable Cloth Diapering

No matter what the scenario, there is the perfect newborn cloth diapering system for your needs and preference. While there are many to choose from, here are some of the most popular:

All in One Cloth Diapers

One piece with a waterproof shell & absorbent cloth interior. Insert can be added to increase absorbency.


  • Easy to use for parents and caretakers
  • Convenient and easy to wash and change


  • Longer drying time
  • Can be more expensive
  • Entire diaper is changed after use

All in Two Cloth Diapers
Waterproof shell with separate insert. Soiled insert is changed, cover can be reused without immediate washing.


  • Trim fitting
  • Covers are reusable over multiple wears
  • Very easy to use for parents and caretakers


  • Inserts may not be interchangeable per brand
  • Can be more expensive
  • Exclusive to some brands

Cloth Diaper Covers

Cloth diaper covers are paired withprefold cloth diapers,flat cloth diapers, andfitted cloth diapers. These are more of your tradition cloth diapers.


  • Most economical


  • Separate cover and absorbent cloth required
  • Can be difficult for inexperienced users

What About Closures?

There are also a variety of ways to keep the reusable diaper in place, but here are the most popular two:

Hoop & Loop” closures give you better control over how the diaper fits your baby when they are still small. It is quit simply 2 velcro straps that provide endless size possibilities.

Snap” closures are more durable and snag-free. The snaps provide a better hold for babies who are growing and more active.

Hook & Loop


Washing Newborn Cloth Diapers Is Easy and Sanitary

Taking care of yournewborn cloth diapers couldn’t be easier - especially for newborns. Breastfed newborn poop is water-soluble and can be put directly into the washer. For detailed wash and care instructions for further down the road, visit our Wash & Care page.

Can I Cloth Diaper in the Hospital?

Of course! Many moms choose to cloth diaper in the hospital and the nurses love to see the cute prints and colors. Depending on how long you anticipate your hospital stay to be, you will need 12-15 diapers per day of your stay.

If you may have an extended stay, it might be nice if someone can bring your dirty diapers home after your second day and wash them and bring them back to you.

Newborn Cloth Diapering on the Go

You'll need a place to store your dirty diapers when you’re not home.We suggest using acloth diaper wet bag. They come in all kinds of cute prints, and are reusable,waterproof, and leak-resistantbags that zip shut to help keep odors (and liquids) from escaping.

What's the Best Newborn Cloth Diaper?

There is no right or wrong answer! That depends on what style works best for you, and what budget you are working with. If you want feedback from other cloth diaper enthusiasts, join the conversation at Nicki's Facebook Chatter Group. There are truly amazing individuals that will be happy to answer your questions.

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"I've tried PLENTY of brands of cloth diapers over the 5 years I've diapered my children and I still have to say these are the best for quality and ease! Price is great and they are always coming out with new cute prints."

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