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TYPES OF CLOTH DIAPERS

THE DECISION TO CLOTH DIAPER CAN BE VERY OVERWHELMING AT FIRST. LIKE MOST PARENTS, WHEN I DECIDED TO CLOTH DIAPER MY FIRST CHILD I HAD NO IDEA WHICH TYPE OF DIAPER I WANTED TO USE OR WHAT WOULD EVEN FIT HIM BEST. AT THE DIAPER BASKET OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE THE TRANSITION INTO CLOTH DIAPERING A LITTLE EASIER. BELOW YOU WILL FIND DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH TYPE OF DIAPER WE INCLUDE IN OUR VARIETY PACK. 

POCKET DIAPERS 

Pocket diapers are one of the most popular diapering systems. They have a waterproof outer (usually made of Polyurethane laminate or PUL), and a stay-dry inside layer made of wicking materials such as microfleece, athletic wicking jersey (AWJ), or suede-cloth. The two layers are sewn together with an opening usually at the back, this allows parents to insert absorbent material into the pocket. Pocket diapers offer quick drying times and customized absorbency

 

ALL-IN-ONES

All-in-one (or AIO) diapers absorbency layers are sewn into the waterproof cover, making diapering your baby quick and easy without the extra step of stuffing in an insert. Due to the insert being sewn in AOI's will take longer to dry. Both AIO's and pocket diapers are a great option for Day Care. 

PRE-FLATS

A Pre-flat is a unique combination of a flat and prefold. The wings wrap around babies body and comes to the front. The longer section is folded in thirds. You will need either diaper pins or a snappi to fasten the diaper. A waterproof cover is also required. 

FLAT DIAPERS

A flat diaper is a singled-layered piece of fabric that’s usually made of cotton or bamboo. To fit your baby, it requires folding in a variety of ways to create a diaper-like shape. To secure flat diapers, you need diaper pins or a snappi. Flats also require a diaper cover to help keep moisture inside the diaper. 

Other Items You Need:

  • Diaper pail or Wet bag- There are a lot of different options out there, we use a 13 gallon trash can (with a lid) and a cloth diaper pail liner and it works great!

  • Cloth diaper safe detergent- There are tons of recommendations for this online. 

  • Cloth diaper safe diaper rash ointment. 

Fitted Diapers 
 

A fitted diaper is a pre-shaped diaper that is made to fit like a disposable diaper. Most fitted diapers will have snaps or velcro and are very easy to use. Fitted diapers are very absorbent and do require a waterproof cover. 

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