I use a scarf hanger to hang dry my covers. They can go in the dryer on low or medium, but to preserver the life of the elastics, I prefer to hang dry. Plus, my baby likes looking at them while taking a bath.
These are nice covers and were my #1 in their newborn size options. They’re pretty roomy and wide through the bum. The Capri cover has flaps in the front and back to hold in an insert and help keep baby’s tummy and back dry. The Coverall version does not have flaps, but is a generally wider diaper cover. Blueberry also makes really wonderful AIO dipes called Simplex. You might get sucked in by their adorable prints.
Review by a Babycenter momma gives 5 out of 5: Great Covers Comparison Blueberry (she compares Coveralls)
This is a picture of the newborn size because for some reason I didn’t photograph the blue One Size (OS) I sent you.
Rumparooz is another good quality diaper from Kangacare. Sometimes these can be found on Zulily. Again, double gussets and soft two layers of PUL. Kangacare also makes AIOs, pockets, and you can get them with Aplix (Velcro) closure instead of snaps.
A great review on Babycenter gives it 5 out of 5: Great Covers Comparison Rumparooz
This particular Thirsties cover is called Duo Snap and they come in two different sizes (1 and 2). Thirsties also makes sized diapers (XS, S, M, L) that are more tailored. I used an XS and really liked the fit on my 8lb baby.
Thirsties is a good diaper cover that’s well respected and lot of people like. It’s a solid, economical choice. Their covers have a single layer of PUL and double gussets, and they’re pretty roomy.
Thirsties also makes AIO diapers and fitteds (which need separate covers) that are all pretty good.
Review of Thirsties Duo Snap gives it 5 out of 5: Great Cover Comparison Thirsties
I think lots of people like Flips. For me, they seem quite big and didn’t fit for a long time – but I have a tiny baby. I do like to put Flip covers over very large nighttime fitted diapers.
Flips are just one layer of PUL, single gussets, and they flaps to tuck an insert under to keep baby’s tummy and back dry. The leg elastics are pretty soft.
Flip is a good brand, again under the Cotton Babies/BumGenius umbrella.
Review from Babycenter mama gives 3 out of 5: Great Covers Comparison Flip
Grovia is technically an All-in-2 (AI2) system. I thought it looked like a nice cover, so I got one to try out. I never use it because it has a crazy mesh inside that means I have to wash it after every use. Not cool. I don’t understand what this mesh is for.
Wink Diapers are a work-at-home-mom (WAHM) product. Their waterproof layer is made of TPU instead of PUL. A winning point for these is that even the All-In-Ones (AIO) have double gussets. Their lining and AIO material is bamboo, which makes them trim, but they take ages to dry. (I only have a newborn size AIO, so I didn’t include one in the package.)
This orange diaper is a pocket diaper. Wink Diapers come with microfiber inserts. I don’t love microfiber, but you can stuff anything you like into the pocket. You have to remove the stuffing from most pocket diapers so they will get clean in the wash.
The purple diaper is just a regular cover. It has flaps in the front and back to help hold in your stuffins’. It also keeps the wetness from creeping up on baby’s belly and back.
Where to buy: Wink Diapers, Zulily
Buttons Diapers covers are excellent quality. Buttons have a double layer of stretchy, waterproof PUL and double gussets around the legs (useful for keeping stuff inside). They’re an All-In-2 (AI2) system that has a snap-in insert feature. This particular insert is hemp/cotton (very absorbent) topped with fleece (moisture wicking).
Buttons sells a microfiber insert, but I never recommend microfiber; it tends to develop a stink that won’t go away and doesn’t tend to last more than the diapering life of one child. Buttons also has a night-time insert. Additionally, Best Bottoms inserts are interchangeable with Buttons (they are very nearly the same diaper).
Some people complain that inserts like this (as well as pad folded prefolds and flats) bunch up in the middle on mobile babies and absorbency is lost. But, you can use Buttons covers with any type of innards, not just snap-in.
A review by a Babycenter mama gives Buttons 4 out of 5: Great Covers Comparison Buttons