I had the opportunity* earlier this fall to try out the Rearz newborn diaper cover and prefold. After giving my feedback, I asked if I could blog about my experience, and Rearz generously offered a newborn diaper cover and 2 newborn prefolds to one of my readers. You know I’m totally stoked, right?
Let me preface this with 1. I had a huge newborn and 2. she continues to top the growth charts. You’re not likely to know how big your baby will be until it is born, but I did have a baby on the upper limit and was thrilled with this cover for as long as it lasted. The price point for this cover is about the same as other major brands of covers (I paid less since it was a tester opportunity). I used mostly other covers in size small, and they still fit, while this one was outgrown quite some time ago. The suggested size for the newborn cover is 4-10 lbs. Ours was 9 lbs at birth. You have to make your own call on what will fit, mmk?
This diaper cover and prefold started fitting at birth/newborn @ 9.0 lbs and I was still squeezing her into it, but on last few uses 11.5 lbs. and 5 weeks of age. The reason I quit using the cover is that she had almost outgrown it in the waist and not quite absorbent enough as she got older. After I gave my feedback, they asked if using 2 prefolds would work better, and I suggested that yes, for smaller babies this would be appropriate, and that at almost 12 lbs, she was at the upper limit and I didn’t really expect it to ‘hold’ that much. Therefore, the fact that they are offering 2 prefolds is awesome! You could double them up, or have 2 changes, depending on how heavy of a wetter you have!
We were asked what our favorite feature was, and we responded that we love the double gussets and that the velcro was strong and didn’t come loose. See photo for gussets! As to what we didn’t like, the laundry tabs seemed too small, the edges of the pul were unfinished inside the diaper, just made it look a little less ‘clean’, the prefold was VERY thin, perfect for newborns but I would like to see something a little thicker and/or make the cover cut a little more generous to be able to use with prefolds that are a little thicker, too. Obviously, some of these things have been addressed for production versus just a tester stage. I rated my own baby as very chunky. As for suggestions for improvements, we said we would like instead of the unfinished edges, it would be nice to have pocket ‘openings’ on an end to hold the prefold into place instead of using pins or snappis, and for older babies I’d recommend matching the gussets to the diaper instead of white.
Overall, this was a great NEWBORN diaper. It lasted past the upper weight limit and was very trim under newborn clothes. It was one of my husband’s favorites because it fit really well right from birth. We could sneak in a thin newborn prefold other than the one that came with it in a pinch, but due to our baby’s size, mostly we just used it once and then washed it. In case you’re wondering about the cord? The cover was under it, so that was no issue at all. See photo.
If you’re interested in a Rearz newborn (or sized) cover, please check their website, where they are for sale, HERE.
For a chance to win, please tell me if you are pregnant, TTC, or who this cover and prefolds set would be for! Be sure to keep up with me on facebook, check out Rearz there, too! Leave your comment and a way to contact you– only one entry, please! Feel free to share this giveaway with any of your friends that are expecting, on twitter, facebook or anywhere else you chat with mommies about cloth!
At 7.5#, our little peanut is still in our newborn stash. I’m always eager to try new brands and styles!
For the little one due in a few weeks here! 🙂
Our little guy is due on Feb. 9, I could really use these for the stash that I am trying to get together since I also have a 3 yr old who is also in cloth diapers as of yet while he is potty training.
We’re having another baby girl in March, and this next time we’ll be doing cloth from the beginning, and this would be AWESOME to try! Plus, my babies are usually small, and my Dr. wouldn’t let me have a 9# baby (various reasons) so this would fit for a good few months on my coming little girl.
The cover would be used for my baby girl due next month! 🙂
We are going to be TTC soon! i am a cart-before-horse person and am trying to slowly build a NB stash for our next LO. We started CD-ing late with my daughter and I want to start from day 1 (or minute one!) with our next baby.
I’m having my first baby January 11th and this cover would be A-W-E-S-O-M-E to try! Hopefully I’ll be CDing from the get-go.
We are ttc. 🙂
It would be for our little boy due any day now!! 🙂
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I’m due with a little girl November 30th. We’re a prefold/cover family and I always love trying out new products. Plus, the double leg gussets look like they’ll be handy, especially since my babies tend to have little chicken legs for the first few weeks of life.
I’d give this as a gift to my SIL who is pregnant. I just found out tonight that they are seriously thinking about using cloth diapers.
I’m due next month with a little boy!
This would be for my niece who was born last month.
We are trying to conceive and I didn’t start cloth diapering my 20 month old until he was 4 months so we don’t have a newborn stash. Thanks so much for the chance!
Unfortunately, I’m done with newborns. :-/ I would give it to my sister.
You know I’m done too – but my little sister is pregnant and I’m going to try and convince her to use these! So – sign me up.
We will be TTC again pretty soon. But in the meantime I have a couple friends/relatives who are due in the next few months and I would pass this around to make the “rounds”.
We are expecting and would love to try this out! Thanks! :o)
I am pregnant (due later this week), and if I won this cover would probably go to my sister-in-law who is expecting as well, or if my baby was small enough to use it for a bit, I would do that and then pass it on to her!
I’m due April 10th and I’ve never cd’d a new born! I’m new to cding, only been doing it for 2 months and my son is 18 months. It’s the best choice I have ever made for my family even if buying all the cool diapers doesnt actually save me $$ lol
I am pregnant and due in June! I would love to try out this cover and prefold set! 🙂
I would give this to my friend who is TTC and wants to do cloth!
I’m due Nov 23rd and new to cloth diapering!!
We are TTC and I would love to start building my newborn stash! I have ZERO as I didn’t start CDing until my baby was about 2 months! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
My little chica is still small enough that this cover will work. I didn’t have one small enough to fit her right in the beginning so it would be nice to try this one and then to have it for future children.
I am currently pregnant with #2 and due in June. I didn’t start using cloth on my daughter until she was 6 months old, so I need a newborn stash. This would be great! 🙂
Just recently had a little girl, she was 8 pounds at birth so I would love to try this on her! And would love to have it in my stash for the next little blessing. Thanks so much for the giveaway and the honest, straightforward review!
We are expecting a new baby around New Year’s. Our two year old is not quite ready to potty train, so we can’t pass on her diapers just yet, we need a few more!
I’m finally expecting baby #2! Still early in my pregnancy, but this would be great to add to my stash because my husband isn’t loving the idea of cloth diapers, so he doesn’t really give me a cloth diaper allowance. 🙁 Thanks!
This would be a gift for an expecting friend. She’s interested in cloth diapers and this is her first baby. I’m trying to make a convert out of her 🙂
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I am due Jan. 6th with a little girl and really want to try cloth diapering but haven’t been able to commit to buying any yet! I’m a little scared but really want to do it.
This would be for my little one due in April. Almost 19w pregnant! 🙂
I just found out I was pregnant today with my 2nd baby.
I was a Nanny for my niece and nephew and learned how to use cloth diapers on my nephew, we did prefolds/flats with wool covers. It wasn’t until now that I have learned about all the different options there are to cloth diapering and very excited to try the many options on my little one that’s due in a few weeks!
We are TTC and would really love to CD our kiddos. It would be awesome to win this to get our stash going!
My wife and i are due and a few months and would love to cloth diaper
I am pregnant, so this would be for baby #2 since I don’t have any newborn diapers 🙂 ngiraldi at gmail dot com
Not pregnant or TTC, but I have 6 pregnant friends who are all wanting to cloth diaper. Would LOVE to win this for one of them! (My son is 7 mo old)
Thanks for this giveaway! I am expecting a LO in February. I’d love to use a newborn cloth dipe on her!
I am TTC. We are trying to start a stash of basic baby items slowly so we don’t have to buy so much at once. Thank you for this opportunity! jesllee(at)live(dot)com
I’m expecting no. 2 in January. We didn’t start using cloth diapers until my son was 4 months old, so we’re trying to build a stash for a newborn 🙂
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I’d be using this for my 9 week old. We have strongly been considering cloth diapers and we’d love to try them out:)
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i will be ttc my second baby very soon! we did not cloth our first from birth, but i really want to with the second!
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This would be for my Baby #2! Like others, I started cloth on my son later in his first year, but really want to start from birth with the next child.
I am pregnant with my second child due in June. I want to cloth diaper this child. When my daughter was born she was 6 lbs and even at six months she was only 11. I would love to start my stash with this diaper
My best friend just found out she’s pregnant! and I would LOVE to win her this so that she can catch the cloth diaper bug too! Thanks for having such a good giveaway.
For our little one due in February! Thanks!
I am trying to collect some new diapers for baby number two.
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it would be for my new baby Kairi 🙂 we are LOVING CD’ing 🙂
i love to win a newborn dipe. we are ttc #2
I would love to win a newborn Diaper! Love how they fit!
I am an expecting mom and getting a stash ready for my little princess who will be here in a month. I’d love to win and add a diaper to my stash before she gets here.
I would give this to a friend who is pregnant with twins
I would love to win this cover for a friend who is expecting.