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Preemie Cloth Diapers

Yes, cloth diapers do exist that actually fit a small baby, they are just not widely available. You have found the internet's largest cloth diaper source for premature and small babies.

Why cloth? It is easier to monitor your baby's output when using cloth diapers.

A proper fit really does make a difference. If you have a tiny one, don't waste your precious energy struggling to stuff diapers that are too big into a cover that doesn't fit correctly. Purchasing preemie size diapering items for any baby under about 6 pounds 10 ounces is a worthwhile investment you will be glad to have made.

Using cloth diapers that fit correctly is easy, but figuring out what diapering items to buy is the hard part! The preemie diapers will be your doublers later on, so you never need to buy a doubler. The wipes will be used like crazy all the way to potty learning also. The only thing you won't keep using are the covers, which will get outgrown, but the rest of the items you need to get started you will keep using for then next 2.5 years. Thus, if you have a little one, it's actually a very economical purchase the suggested amounts.

3 or 4 dozen preemie diapers (the diapers are little so you can fit a lot in the washer. 4 dozen recommended.)

4 or 5 covers

3 or 4 packs of flannel wipes (flannel are thinner than two-sided wipes which is nice for a tiny one)

preemie Preemie in Bummis Super Brite Newborn over a preemie size prefold diaper.

half flat half flat shown Snappi fastened, but for little ones we recommend pinning it instead. The Birdseye Flat diapers in size half, called "Half Flats" are nice preemie or newborn diapers, but the Cloth-eez Prefold Diapers in size Preemie are easier to use and more popular.

Bummis Super Whisper print size newborn. This is a much bigger cover. Notice the big gap at the leg. The velcro tab should have been pulled in to overlap each other to snug that up on this little one. Snugging it in would make it workable on her.

imse vimse preemie Imse Vimse Organic Cover size Preemie

imse vimse premature baby in cover same as above, now home at 35 weeks gestation and about 5 pounds in size preemie over a preemie prefold

preemie diaper 6 pounds 2 onces in Imse Vimse Organic size Preemie. She has plenty of growing room in this, and she is not that small at all. This is the largest and softest of the preemie sized covers. A decent enough fit on tiny legs. Imse Vimse size preemie is not really a preemie cover but is more of a full term newborn cover. This would be too big on a smaller baby.


preemie prefoldNow at home at 5 pounds 8 ounces, in an unbleached preemie diaper

Below is Charlie in Thirsties Duo size 1 Storm Cloud at about 5.5 pounds and 3 weeks old with a preemie size prefold diaper underneath. The trick to making this cover work is using the preemie size diaper underneath. It's really not a preemie size cover and it is much larger than the Bummis Super Brite size newborn cover.

preemie in Thirsties Duoleg on preemie baby in duoCharlie preemie in Duo

preemiePreemie baby, 5 pounds 8 ounces in a Thirsties Duo size 1. The trick to making this work on such a little one is using a preemie prefold underneath it.

It is very hard to find pictures of preemies. If you have a picture that might be helpful for others with preemies to see on this page please send it to karen@greenmountaindiapers.com.