There are so many decisions involved when you are having a baby. One important decision to make is whether you want to go with cloth diapers, or whether disposable will be a better option. If you opt for cloth, you’re still not in the clear as you will now have to figure out what style of diaper will be best for your baby. This article will review the five major styles of cloth diapers to make this process a bit easier on parents.
Prefold Cloth Diapers
These diapers require you to fold them into the shape you desire and then fasten them onto your baby. Though some parents don’t find this method the most convenient, prefolds are an economical option. Other disadvantages include the fact that these diapers must be covered with a waterproof shell and are designed in such a way that you will also have to buy larger sizes as your baby grows.
Fitted Cloth Diapers
These consist of multiple layers of absorbent material. They have a leg and back elastic and can fasten on your baby with a hook and loop closures. They do not have a waterproof outer layer, so they require the use of a waterproof cover. Because they are hourglass shaped, they do not need folding.
While most fitted diapers require that you buy bigger sizes as your baby grows, some brands have introduced one size fitted diapers that use snaps in the front, eliminating this problem. While these diapers are not waterproof and are more expensive than prefolds, they are highly absorbent, comfortable to fasten and good at containing messes due to the elastic on the leg. Learn more about FuzziBunz One Size Fitted Diapers!
This diaper is made of a waterproof cover with a stay dry polyester lining that acts as a pocket between the lining and the cover. You can insert an absorbent pad of prefold into the pocket. The diapers are easy to use, highly absorbent, do not require a cover and are easy to fasten on your baby. FuzziBunz originated this style of cloth diapers in the early 2000's with the softest polar fleece in the industry. Our pocket diapers make for a great fit and comfort for your baby. Get yours today!
All in One Cloth Diapers
These diapers contain absorbent layers that are sewn inside the outer waterproof cover. They are convenient for quick changes and feature an extra diaper booster which can provide extra absorbency overnight. Despite their convenient design, these diapers tend to take longer to dry than most other diapers and must be washed after each wear.
Hybrids are designed to make it as easy as possible for cloth parents to diaper their babies. They consist of a shell that you can insert a variety of absorbency layers into. These layers can be cloth or disposable…hence the name hybrid. The cloth may be best for home use while the disposable is convenient when you are on the go.
Hybrid diapers come in one size fits all and sized varieties. Some disadvantages include the fact that their less contoured fit allows for leakage although the leg gussets and elastic featured on some brands can eliminate this problem. This is further countered by the fact that the diaper’s cloth and disposable options can suit many modern lifestyles and they are designed so that the outer shell can be worn multiple times between washings.Hopefully, this article has made part of your decision making process a bit easier. Which type of cloth diaper do you think suits your family best?