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!