Let’s Talk: Cloth Diaper Series

Thea Briones of Bebeboo Cloth Diapers has heard every question imaginable. Here, in our “Let’s Talk: Cloth Diaper” series, she answers your questions. If you’ve ever been even just a little curious about cloth diapers, this series is for you. In this edition we will cover Styles and Types.

Future editions will include:

-The Cleaning Process

-Cloth Diaper Myths

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Styles & Types of Cloth Diapers, Pros & Cons

Style/Type: Pockets

Description

The bonus “feel dry” layer is sewn into the water resistant cover, forming a pocket. The pocket is then stuffed with the absorbent insert/material. These are sold as a 2 part system – the PUL pocket and the absorbent insert.

Pros

Once stuffed, these are also easy to use next to AIO. The absorbency is easy to adjust by stuffing additional inserts into the pocket. Because inserts can be removed, this style tends to dry quickly. Depending on the brand this can be a more economical choice compared to the AIO. Also Daycare friendly.

Cons

Some dislike sorting and stuffing inserts inside the pockets. It’s one additional task to the cloth diaper laundry since you have to remove the insert from the pocket to make sure it washes well.

How many do I need to cloth diaper full time?

(assuming you will be washing every 3 days)

24 pcs

Style/Type: All in One (aka, AIO)

Description

This is the most convenient and closest style to disposables. The absorbent layers are sewn into the water resistant cover. Just put on baby, change, wash, dry, and put away.

Pros

Easiest to use. One part systems means there’s no need to stuff inserts after washing or un-stuff prior to washing. These are also Daycare friendly.

Cons

May take long to dry. May be a challenge to spray poop prior to washing. Often the most expensive. May be difficult to adjust absorbency

How many do I need to cloth diaper full time?

(assuming you will be washing every 3 days)

24 pcs


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