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    Capri Newborn Diaper Cover Review

    When my daughter was a toddler, I purchased a Capri one-size diaper cover from Blueberry for her to review. Because I generally liked the cover on my daughter, I decided to buy the newborn version for my son while putting together a small newborn stash last year.

    Front of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover Back of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover

    Price

    Priced at $16.95 each, I consider the Capri newborn diaper cover more expensively priced compared to other similar brands. The newborn cover from Blueberry costs $3 less than the one-size. However, I do rate the newborn cover as a bit on the pricey side.

    Prints

    I purchased my Capri newborn diaper cover in the Paisley print, which is blue and gray paisley print on a white background with white trim. (I also own the one-size Capri cover in the Swirls print, which is a blue and gray swirls print on a white background with white trim.) In addition to the two patterns, Blueberry also offers the Capri in almost two dozen colors and prints. In terms of variety, I rate the Capri newborn diaper cover very highly.

    Design

    The Capri newborn diaper cover is a smaller version of the Capri one-size cover. Recommended for babies between 6 and 16 pounds and made in the USA, the Capri is an easy-to-use cover made from 100% polyester. Double leg gussets help contain wetness and messes. The inside of the cover features “stay-put” flaps that help keep inserts securely in place. The Capri neweborn cover fits over a variety of diapers and inserts including fitteds, prefolds, contours, and flats and can be wiped clean for multiple uses between washings..

    Because I prefer snaps, I purchased the Capri newborn cover with snap closures. The cover also comes in hook and loop closures. For both versions, the torso features three rows of two rise snaps that adjust the diaper to small, medium, and large rise settings. For the snap version, the newborn cover features two rows of eight waist snaps.

    Exterior of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover Interior of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover

    Laundering

    Because I am rather lazy in the laundry room, any new diaper that I add to my stash must fit into my current laundry routine, and the Capri newborn cover fits in smashingly. Between washes, I keep the dirty cover in a diaper pail with the rest of my cloth diaper laundry. On laundry day, I wash my Capri newborn cover with the rest of my diapers using a warm wash with detergent and OxiClean followed by two cold rinses. I then allow the cover to air-dry on my drying rack in front of a fan. The polyester material dries very quickly. I therefore rate the Capri newborn cover newborn diaper cover extremely highly in terms of laundering.

    I will note that Blueberry, the maker of the Capri cover, recommends against using OxiClean or other oxygen bleaches because additives may break down the fibers in the material of the cover. However, I have been using OxiClean on all my diapers and inserts for over a year now and have not seen any increase in damage. Do note that using OxiClean or other additives on the Capri cover may void the warranty.

    Performance

    My son weighed 7 pounds and birth but could wear the Capri newborn diaper cover on the smallest waist and rise settings. The diaper fit snuggly, so I agree that slightly smaller babies down to 6 pounds could wear the cover without any problems. By nine weeks and almost 12 pounds, he wore the cover on the medium rise setting with two sets of waist snaps exposed. At four months and 15 pounds, my son wore the cover on the large rise setting with three sets of waist snaps exposed. At six months and 17 pounds, he wore the cover on the large rise setting still but with four sets of waist snaps exposed. I therefore rate the cover extremely highly in terms of size range.

    As with the other covers in my stash, I primary use a Buttons Diapers or Best Bottom Diapers insert in my Capri newborn cover. The small insert fits perfectly inside the medium and large rise settings of the cover. I also used my Imagine flats in the cover on the smallest rise setting when my son was first born. I therefore rate the Capri newborn diaper cover very highly in terms of versatility.

    Small Buttons Diapers Insert in Capri Newborn Diaper Cover

    I consider my son a fairly heavy wetter, but the Capri newborn diaper cover works on him both day and night. When wearing a high quality diaper, he goes two to four hours between diaper changes during the day and up to 12 hours overnight. I particularly appreciate the double leg gussets on the Capri, which help form a snugness around the legs to prevent moisture leaks. I also really love the “stay-put” flaps on the inside of the cover, which help keep inserts tucked securely in place, preventing the insert from peaking out the front or back of diaper, which can cause wicking and leaks.

    The double leg gussets of the Capri newborn diaper cover also help to effectively contain the messes associated with exclusively breastfed newborn poop. Despite some of the nastiness that my son has thrown at the cover, I have not had any problems with poop leaks or blowouts. Because the “stay-put” flaps help keep inserts in place, very little poop gets on the actual cover as well. I therefore rate the Capri extremely highly in terms of performance.

    Seven Pounds

    Front of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn Side of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn

    Back of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn

    Twelve Pounds

    Front of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Nine Weeks Side of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Nine Weeks 1

    Side of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Nine Weeks 2 Back of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Nine Weeks

    Fifteen Pounds

    Front of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Four Months Side of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Four Months

    Seventeen Pounds

    Front of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Six Months Side of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Six Months

    Final Verdict

    Of all my higher end newborn covers, I consider the Capri one of my favorites. In addition to wide variety of colors and prints available, I really love the design of the cover. The double leg gussets effectively contain wetness and messes with a snug fit around the legs. The “stay-put” flaps on the interior of the cover help keep inserts in place, both preventing leaks and protecting the cover from poop. Recommended for babies between 6 and 16 pounds, the Capri fits an infant for longer than many other comparable newborn covers. If you are a fan of covers, I highly recommend the Capri newborn diaper cover to any parent putting together a newborn stash.

    For more information or to make a purchase, visit the Capri Diaper Cover product page at Nicki’s Diapers via my affiliate link.

    Image Credits

    Front of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Back of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Exterior of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Interior of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Small Buttons Diapers Insert in Capri Newborn Diaper Cover © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Front of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Side of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Back of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Front of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Nine Weeks © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Side of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Nine Weeks 1 © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Side of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Nine Weeks 2 © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Back of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Nine Weeks © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Front of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Four Months © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Side of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Four Months © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Front of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Six Months © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Side of Capri Newborn Diaper Cover on Newborn at Six Months © 2015 Heather Johnson

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