Comparing one size fits most and newborn cloth nappies

In this video, Vicki shows us the difference between how a one size fits most nappy fits on a newborn vs how a specialised newborn nappy fits. While you can definitely use one size fits most nappies on a newborn baby there are a couple of great reasons to get a separate newborn stash. It’s easier to get a good fit on a tiny baby which means less leaks and makes your life easier. As you can see in the video a newborn nappy is much trimmer and will fit better under clothes. It also greatly reduces there wear and tear on your one size fits most stash. In the first 3 months, you’ll change around 1000 nappies so it helps extend the life of your OSFM stash. Financially they break even but don’t save you a lot on one kid but if you have two they save you lots and if you decide to sell them after use on one child a newborn stash retains value really well and we say conservatively you can sell for 1/2 of what you paid, but it’s not uncommon to see them sold for 3/4 of the price!

Whether you chose to use newborn nappies or go straight to one size fits most is a totally personal decision, it incorporates ease-of-use, budget and even what season your baby is born in can come into factor! There's no right or wrong answer, just what is right for your family.


Vicki Simpson has been advocating for and selling cloth nappies in Australia for over a decade. She is the owner, creator and chief Nappy Nerd here at Bubblebubs.


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