Mothering Forum banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,387 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I've never CDed (we're working on it!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) But I'm trying to learn about diaper options for a newborn. Except for traveling and sleeping, would you really need a cover for newborn fitted diapers? It seems like if you could feel the dampness right away, that'd be ideal. Does it just make a huge mess if there isn't a cover? Does it depend on the diaper?<br><br>
I'm in love with the idea of a soft soft bamboo fitted or organic velour fitted. Can I get away without a cover? What have you guys done?<br><br>
Thanks in advance - the advice I get on the board is always awesome!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,787 Posts
I did keep my newborn coverless a lot. Like if I was just holding her, or nursing her with no where to go, etc. I would put a lap pad under her if we were in bed, just to keep from having to change the sheets. But yeah, if she is on you, you can feel it right away once they go and before they saturate you or your clothes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,573 Posts
coverless is great for a newborn, especially if you are using fitteds <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> You could always put a prefold under baby to catch and dampness that might happen <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,467 Posts
We almost always went coverless (use for naps bed and longer outtings) I didn't CD a newborn but did an infant I'd stick a cover on my baby when we nursed as almost always havea huge poo while doing so <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> and we needed the double protection.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
951 Posts
Your question is not dumb. I wished I would have known, because I had way more newborn covers then we ever needed (I also still have more diapers that I will ever use...) We keep saying that we have enough clothes/diapes for twins next time around<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . Good thing I saved by buying used NB covers.<br>
However, we needed a lot of change of clothes (it was winter) because she did not have a cover on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,920 Posts
We go coverlesss at home a lot, even with an older baby. I like to be able to change as soon as they are wet or poopy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,931 Posts
Well if you use prefolds, there's no elastic to help keep in that newborn liquidy poo and sometimes it leaks out. The cover helps keep it in. I personally wouldn't do a whole lot of coverless prefolds but maybe well-fitting coverless fitteds??????
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
124 Posts
I have had a few customers go coverless with their newborns. Usually this is limited to when they are at home. Most of the folks who I know that opted to go coverless did use covers for naptime, nighttime, car trips, outings, etc...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,387 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Thanks so much for your responses!
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top