Ease of Use: 6/10
We ordered two sets of these diapers before Pumpkin was born to supplement his newborn stash. While we preferred prefolds and covers, these were great for when grandparents were visiting (and don’t know how to fold a prefold) or for quick and easy nighttime changes.
The description on Amazon states the Babygoal newborn diapers are for under 12 pounds and so I assumed these would fit Pumpkin at birth (5 lbs). Unfortunately the Babygoal newborn size didn’t fit well until about 7 pounds. He’s still able to fit in these (although I wouldn’t trust them for longer than an hour) at 15 pounds but he’s very skinny. You can expect these to last you from 7-15 pounds, at best. And probably somewhere from 6-10 pounds if you have a chunky baby. That is a very narrow window of use, even for a newborn diaper.
Baby goal newborn diapers are of surprisingly good quality and because they’re only used for a small window of time, you don’t need to worry about how well they’ll hold up over years of use. For the weeks or months you’ll use these, they will hold up great. Over repeated washings we have had some rogue strings come loose but a quick cut with some scissors will take care of that (and none of the diapers have actually unraveled or anything).
Baby goal newborn sized pocket diapers always seemed to fit Pumpkin awkwardly. When he was first born, 5 pounds, we had serious gaps around the thighs which resulted in constant leaks. We took a break and brought these out again around 7 pounds, the fit was perfect! By the time Pumpkin hit 8 pounds, a week later, the fit was back to being awkward. With these it seems that one side of the waist/leg always has to be looser than the other to avoid pinching his tummy and that can cause more leaks. Overall the fit was just awkward on our little guy.
Ease of Use:
Like all newborn pocket diapers these are a royal pain to stuff. Many a laundry day was spent wrangling inserts into these diapers. The PUL on some of these is also pretty sticky, making these even more of a challenge. My husband, who physically could not stuff these without the aid of a ruler, took to just placing the inserts in the diaper. While you shouldn’t do that with the included microfiber inserts, it is certainly an option if you have some newborn charcoal bamboo inserts just lying around. Once stuffed, Babygoal newborn diapers are easy to put on baby, just with a slightly awkward fit as mentioned above.
At $14.99 for a pack of 3, or $5 each, Babygoal newborn pocket diapers are a good deal. At that price you would only need to use each diaper 20 times before they become cheaper than disposables. Depending on how you fast your baby grows, you should be able to use these 20 times each.
At this moment Babygoal newborn diapers are only available in girly colors. When we bought ours, about 6 months ago, they were also available in a pack of black, blue, and yellow or a pack of black, minky car print, and minky dinosaur print. We ordered one of each pack and they were the same price, regardless of whether the pack included prints or not. I don’t know whether they plan on bringing the boy prints back anytime soon.
Babygoal newborn pocket diapers are not a bad buy if you are wanting to increase your newborn stash. They’re cute and as long as you’re able to get a good fit, they do what they’re supposed to. Bottom Line: No, I would not buy these again. I don’t regret buying these but in the future we’ll stick with prefolds and covers for our newborn stash.