I was lucky enough to purchase back from someone some prefolds that I had converted to fitted diapers. Those lasted us quite a while! My little one is just about 6 months now, and just over 11 lbs. She's itty bitty. But she's growing, slow and steady! She's out of her Newborn sizes finally. I knew I could stretch them a but longer, by just laying them flat in her covers, but that wouldn't last long. The first brand new cloth diapers I ever purchased--- OsoCozy. Sadly, the experience didn't leave me feeling warm and cozy. In fact, they shrank so much that I couldn't use them at all and ended up returning. (Thank you Amazon!)
My most recent experience with Green Mountain Diaper Co., however, has been great. The diapers were shipped out the same day I ordered. Talk about fantastic! They arrived only a few days later. Super fast shipping!
On the left if when they arrived, still in the package. One the right, the next day, after I had washed and dried them. There was very little shrinkage. I was stoked! This was a good sign.
I should mention that I ordered a size bigger than the chart indicated in anticipation of shrinkage, etc. My thought was that even if they were too big I could still fold then down enough to fit, and thus they'd last longer as well. Which ended up being the case. They are a bit large on her, but it just means more absorbancy! You can see below that I just fold over the extra and put the Snappi on.
My daughter sleeps through the night and she can wear one of these without any booster insert, without any leaks. It's great.
And just "because"...
Check out the rolls! I know she's still tiny, and the rolls aren't much yet, but...Oh my, she's just so squishy and fun!