Bummis Super Brite and Newborn Prefolds

When my friend Nikki had her tiny, tiny little girl, she found that a lot of newborn diapers were just plain too big.  That meant I got to problem solve: I came over to help her get the right fit.  Nikki had plenty of newborn size Bummis prefolds to work with, and she’d already decided that she really loved the bikini twist fold for containment.  However, her covers (which were mainly Blueberry Capri newborn size) were far too big for Small Fry.  I came over to experiment with some diapers and we started with the Bummis Super Brite.

About the Bummis Super Brite

The Bummis Super Brite newborn cover is smaller than other Bummis covers.  The Super Whisper Wrap, Super Whisper Snap Wrap, and Super Lite newborn covers fit newborns starting at six pounds.  The Bummis Super Brite starts at four pounds.  It was the perfect size for Small Fry.  Even better?  Bummis covers are made in Canada.

Bummis Super Brite - Cloth Diaper Addicts

As you can see, the Bummis Super Brite fit Small Fry without any weird tugging or adjusting.  It simply went on and fit.  Granted, because the Super Brite newborn size cover is so small, it will be one of the first things that Small Fry outgrows.  However, during this time, it’s perfect.  Even better?  It has double gussets to contain the messy of runny newborn poo.

Would I Recommend It?

If you’ve got a tiny newborn and you really want to start cloth right away, Bummis Super Brite is your best shot.  It’s absolutely worth it in the newborn stage, and when you’re in the bigger sizes, you’ll get more longevity out of those covers as their growth slows.

Pros: Perfect fit, reasonable price.

Cons: Shorter life span, doesn’t have great resale value.

Where to buy: Cozy Bums (Canada), Nicki’s Diapers (US)

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


  1. Awww, her baby is so tiny and adorable. I miss having a baby in my house, they grow up way too fast.

  2. I’ve been wondering about trying prefolds/flats and covers with my next newborn. My first was 6 lb 8 oz. The SuperBrite small would have been way too big on her, but I was afraid that the SuperBrite newborn would be too small.

    When did Small Fry outgrow these? (He looks adorable in them, by the way!)

    • She was about six weeks when she started to outgrow the absorbency of newborn prefolds, but by then, she’d gained enough to be able to start wearing other diapers. Small Fry is also a stupidly heavy wetter for her size. I’m not sure how something so tiny manages to have such a bladder.

  3. I loved the prefolds and covers for the newborn stage and hope to cloth our next right from birth and hopefully never put a disposable on them!

  4. Rachel N says:

    My babies were big so I started with small bummis covers and infant prefolds. It’s good to know this system fits smaller babies well.

  5. I didn’t use any newborn sized cloth diapers or covers with my daughter but am considering it for the next baby. I have never used Bummis before, might be one to check out 🙂

  6. Bianca Munoz says:

    We didn’t use the Super Brite. But the super whisper wrap. We loved them.
    Grandma likes and prefers the velcro 🙂


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