This is an awesome diaper. The newborn Blueberry Simplex will not disappoint. As a long time lover of everything Blueberry cloth diaper, and a reformed collector, I’m disappointed to tell you how awesome the newborn simplex is. It’s pricey, but its worth it because long story short it will fit so long and so nicely its makes cloth diapering the chunky of the little babies easy.
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Diapering a newborn is tough game, and there are so many options from fitted cloth diapers, to prefolds, newborn sized covers and newborn sized all in one cloth diapers. Making a decision to work for your family will be a challenge, but just go for it. I have zero regrets about cloth diapering my newborn in my after math, but you can read about my newborn cloth diapering synopsis in the moment.
Blueberry Newborn Simplex
The newborn Blueberry Simplex is an all-in-one diaper (AIO). Essentially, it is essentially a mini version of the larger One-Size Simplex. This little diaper suggested weights range at 6-16lbs. Featuring 6 waist snaps with a double snap enclosure this diaper doesn’t have any rise settings. The Blueberry Newborn Blueberry Simplex comes with a handy snap down for the umbilical stump care in case your kids lingers (My kids lost stumps within days, but some newborns will hang in there for a couple weeks).
Inside, the newborn Blueberry Simplex is a total of 12 layers of cotton. The diaper has a pocket opening with an extended cloth diaper tongue. You can place the tongue on top or inside the diaper to customize for you newborn cloth diapering needs. Other newborn cloth diapers with an additional pocket: Smart Bottoms Born Smart, Easy Peasies Little Squish, Nuggles Bittee.
A few other awesome design features: rolled elastics for a soft gentle squeeze (but you need to make sure the cotton material is rolled into the diaper) and a PUL tummy panel to keep leaks from escaping out of the top.
Newborn Simplex Takes on Newborn
If you google “best newborn cloth diaper,” the newborn Blueberry Simplex should be on the top of the list. It’s an all time favourite. Find out which newborn cloth diapers I loved the most in my newborn cloth diapering synopsis post.
It’s frequentlly touted about my mothers across Facebook as an absolutely amazing newborn diaper. And in many respects, the internet is correct. The newborn Blueberry Simplex is amazing, and here’s why.
- Absorbency – The newborn Blueberry Simplex is not the most absorbent diaper in my absorbency testing of newborn cloth diapers, my kitchen table results are not always duplicated in real life.
- In Real Life, the newborn Blueberry Simplex is AMAZINGLY ABSORBENT. SERIOUSLY.
- Umbilical Stump Care – Always a perk when wanting to cloth diaper a newborn. You never know how long a stump will linger.
- Pocket Design – pocket styled all in one diapers are awesome for boosting absorbency. Additionally, because the tongue of absorbency can be tucked into the pocket the diaper is easy for cleaning up messes.
- Absorbent Tongues – these are awesome because of decreased drying time. Spreading out the absorbency like this helps us save time and energy in drying diapers.
- Natural Fibre – yay for less synthetics and more awesome absorbent material.
- Generous Sizing – the generous sizing of this diaper means if you have BIG babies then the newborn Simplex might just be the newborn AIO cloth diaper for you. I didn’t start liking this diaper till we hit about 11lbs + and we had chunky thighs.
- Newborn Blueberry Simplex a great transition diaper for us. As we are no longer sizing into many of our newborn cloth diapers, the newborn Simplex holds a great middle ground as many of our OS stash is still too big and bulky for my preference.
Not every cloth diaper is perfect. This seniment is espeically true with newborn cloth diapers and the challenging task of finding the right diaper to meet your needs. And guys, cloth diapering a newborn is tough because you do not know what size your child will be for the first 6-12 weeks. You could birth a giant or a teeny tiny and its tough to tell.
- Generous Sizing – At almost 8lbs, this diaper has generous sizing was a tough sell for me. I much prefered the trimmer snugger fit of some of my smaller cloth diapers like the Kangacare Lil Joey’s or the Nuggles bittees.
- I’m skeptical that this would fit well on a smaller 6lb baby as suggested by the manufacturer as the suggested weight ranges for the newborn Blueberry Simplex.
- Double Waist Snaps – double waist snaps are awkward on a tiny baby. Theres too much snap for such a little waist and little thigh.
- No Stay Dry – One of the biggest struggles with cloth diapering a newborn is combatting wetness sensitive.
- Cranky children might be because they dont like feeling wet. This might be great if you want to be changing diapers all day, but sometiems you just want them to sleep and feel dry.
- If you have one of these kids this diaper might a DIY stay dry layer or some other cloth diaper.
- Price Point – This is an expensive newborn cloth diaper. There’s no beating around the bust because at almost $23CDN NEW, this diaper comes with a hefty price point. It will last a solid several monts because the newborn Blueberry simplex fits big, and it does resale well. .
Everyone should try a newborn Blueberry Simplex. If you make big babies, or don’t plan on cloth diapering until your child is a healthy 9-10lbs, this is the newborn cloth diaper for you. It will provide a trim and easy transition straight into cloth without having to deal with overly bulky poor fitting OS cloth diapers, and too quickly maxing out the newborns.
However, if you have itty bitty babies, this might not be great straight from birth. A few of my friends with super tiny skinny babies wait for the kids to chunk up before they can use these.