I have GMD's in several sizes. They are basically the only diapers I use, I love them. But for a newborn you might be ok with Little Lions, since you need to spend as little as possible. GMD's are very very absorbant, but a newborn doesn't pee that much, so most other pf's hould be fine. When your baby is a little older, you might want to go ahead and get those GMD's. They're wider than others which totally makes sense to me, you get a bettter fit. They worked nicely for my short and chunky dd1 and the same diapers are now working perfectly for my tall and thin dd2. I LOVE them!!