With my first son, we weren’t able to use cloth until about week 8 or 9, simply because the one-size diapers I had purchased…well, they don’t really truly fit right out of the starting gate. Babies fit better in those around 11-12 pounds. (and those bigger diaper don’t fit well in newborn clothing which is not made for big fluffy butts!).
This time, I wanted to start CD-ing right away, so I turned to Modern Cloth Diapers as I’d heard they had a good cloth diaper rental program! You probably don’t want to sink hundred of dollars into a full stash that only lasts about three months. So renting is definitely the way to go!
“The intention of the newborn diaper rental program is to help you bridge that gap of time until one-size diapers fit well.” ~Modern Cloth
I’m not sure why anybody would NOT want to rent cloth diapers! It’s easy, and makes sense! At Modern Cloth, you simply pick out the diapers you want, pay a deposit and a rental fee, and your diapers arrive for your use!But wait, there are lots more fun details!
Used or new? You can save a little money if you opt to rent gently used newborn cloth. I went with the new diapers, which cost a bit more.
Prefolds? All-in-Ones? Fitteds? You have so many options to choose from with the Modern Cloth Newborn Rental Program: Bummis covers/prefolds, BumGenius AIO, Kissaluvs Fitteds, Bummis TiniFit, FuzziBunz XS, or Thirsties Duo Wrap. Wow – that’s choice!!!
Your rental will be shipped several weeks prior to your due date (lucky for me, as I was early!), but your 12 weeks of renting officially starts on the day the baby is born! Here’s my newborn “stash”:
When 12 weeks is up, you have several options:
- Return the diapers (clean and undamaged) to get your deposit back – either as cash, as store credit, or as reverse store credit (like a super bonus for reordering before you return your package!).
- Extend your rental (in 4 week increments if you feel your baby still fits them well).
- Purchase/keep all or some of the diapers if you wish – maybe you’ve just fallen in love with the dipes! or want to have them handy for the next baby! You can purchase one or all of your package! (I am considering this – just because they are so stinkin’ cute!!).
Modern Cloth made the process so easy. I should have rented more diapers – they recommend having 24-30 newborn diapers, and I only rented 12, because I already had some, and was getting more to review… but I don’t have as many as I really need so we do laundry a lot!
I decided to rent a set of 6 BumGenius AIOs and a set of 6 Bummis / Tot Bots TiniFits. Here’s what they look like:
BumGenius AIOs – How can you not love anything in the BumGenius line? Just like their larger cousins, these newborn diapers are high quality construction, with a terrifically trim fit! They velcro closed in front, and require no stuffing or assembly of any kind – making these by far the easiest cloth diaper I’ve ever owned. They do say they are ultra-absorbent, but I liked to add a bamboo cloth wipe to mine to boost the absorbency (I think my boy pees a lot!). The gentle elastics also keep blowouts from even happening! While they are “quick drying” compared to a larger diaper, it still takes a bit of time to air dry these diapers. These diapers fit from 6-12 pounds… meaning my baby is already on his way OUT of these as he weighed 10 pounds, 3 ounces at his 4 week checkup! Sadness!
Bummis / Tot Bots TiniFits – These diapers are squishy and cute! Technically an All-in-One diapers, they have a fold-out, stuffable liner that is attached. So you just tuck it inside the pocket, and let it agitate out in the wash. Because it folds out, it dries faster (yes, true!). I am so lazy, I don’t even stuff the liner inside, I just fold it back on top of itself, and add the little booster that comes with it to the top. All three layers inside this diaper are made with super soft (and fast-drying) minky, making the inside of this diaper my favorite!! These diapers fit babies 5-14 lbs, so it accommodates a larger weight range (phew!).
Both of these diapers have been perfect for newborn cloth diapering! It’s hard for me to say which I like better – although I suppose I’d go with the TiniFits just because they will fit baby longer. I like to use the BumGenius during the day and the TiniFits at night for because I think they absorb a bit more.
It’s been fun clothing diapering a teeny-beany baby! I wouldn’t have it any other way!
BUY IT: I highly recommend the newborn diaper rental program at Modern Cloth. If you are at all nervous about newborn diapering, Heather from Modern Cloth is fantastic about answering all your questions – we had several convos via email to determine what would be the best diapers for me! She’s very kind and detailed! Modern Cloth carries a huge variety of top quality cloth diapering products, along with mom and baby items!!
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