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Choosing reusable cloth diapers is a big decision that can lead to a rewarding journey for you and your baby. But where do you start? Here are the most commonly asked questions on how to start your cloth diaper journey.

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Cloth Diaper Types

What Works For You?

No matter what the scenario, there is the perfect cloth diapering system for you and your babies! This page breaks down all the details you need to make an informed decision for you and the little ones.

All In One Diapers

Overview:

A one-piece system with a waterproof exterior and an attached soft and absorbent interior. There's room for more inserts too! The all-in-one is available with natural fiber or microfiber interior, and a snap or hook and loop closure. The all-in-one is great for those new to cloth diapers, those with little experience with folds for flats!
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Pros:

✔︎ Goes on just like a disposable!
✔︎ No need for an additional cover or extra absorbent materials
✔︎ Simple and great for Caregivers

Cons:

𝗫 Takes a little longer to dry
𝗫 Can be a little more pricey
𝗫 The entire diaper needs changed after use
𝗫 May need some extra inserts

Suggested Accessories:

- Wet Bag
- Diaper Liner
- Doubler

Pocket Diapers

Overview:

Waterproof outer shell with an opening for inserts, flats, or prefolds to be placed inside. Generally pockets are sold with microfiber inserts; however there are some options that offer natural fiber inserts. Available in both snap or hook and loop closures. Great for those new to cloth diapers but looking for something with customizable absorbency!
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Pros:

✔︎ You can choose your level of absorbency.
✔︎ PUL/TPU shell, creating a waterproof outside.
✔︎ Easy to use and different closure options.

Cons:

𝗫 Diaper must be changed after every use.
𝗫 Add your own absorbers.
𝗫 Can be bulky, but nothing wrong with some fluff butt!

Suggested Accessories:

- Wet Bag
- Doubler
- Inserts

All In Two / Hybrid Diapers

Overview:

Waterproof outer shell with separate insert. Soiled insert is changed out, but the cover can be reused multiple time! A good rule of thumb is to have 3 inserts for every 1 cover. Inserts are available in natural fibers and microfibers, and closures are available in snap or hook and loop! A great option for moms of little ones who are heavy wetters.
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Pros:

✔︎ Covers are reusable over multiple changes.
✔︎ Custom fitting, great for your growing little ones!
✔︎ Easy to use and they take up less space in your bag.

Cons:

𝗫 Not all inserts are compatible across brands, most are!
𝗫 Can be a little pricey.
𝗫 Change insert sizes as your little one grows.

Suggested Accessories:

- Wet Bag
- 3 inserts per shell
- Diaper Liner

Cloth Diaper Covers

Overview:

Waterproof outer shell to be used over flats, prefolds, fitteds, or inserts. Available in both PUL/TPU and wool, closures vary from pull-on, snap, or hook and look. The PUL/TPU materials create a great fitment and a waterproof cover! If you’re a fan of pre-folds, flats, or fitted diapers this is a great option for increased water resistance.

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Pros:

✔︎ Versatile with a trim fit.
✔︎ Reusable over multiple changes!
✔︎ Great wool options

Cons:

𝗫 Steep learning curve
𝗫 A little harder for caregivers to learn, but practice make perfect!

Suggested Accessories:

- Wet Bag
- Flats, prefolds, fitteds, inserts 
- Fasteners 

Fitted Diapers

Overview:

Contoured absorbent cloth shaped to fit your baby - no folding required! Different closure options available including snaps, hook and loop, or snap less (which will require a fastener). Fitted Diapers are made from natural fibers. A great option for those looking for something soft and comfortable for heavy wetters!

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Pros:

✔︎ Very absorbent.
✔︎ Can be an overnight option.
✔︎ Allows airflow to skin if used without a cover.
✔︎ Easy and comfortable fitting to your little one!

Cons:

𝗫 Takes a little longer to dry.
𝗫 Difficult for caregivers, but practice makes perfect!
𝗫 Has a bulkier fit, nothing wrong with a fluff butt!

Suggested Accessories:

- Wet Bag
- Cloth diaper cover
- Diaper liner 
- Fasteners 

Prefold Diapers

Overview:

A rectangular cloth generally made up of three various layers of fabric. Can be trifolded and laid into a cover or folded and closed with a fastener. Available in cotton, bamboo, hemp, and organic options. Once you learn how to do it, it’s both affordable and effective! A perfect diaper for those wanting a cost-effective option to boost absorbency.
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Pros:

✔︎ Very versatile!
✔︎ Low drying time and easy to hang dry.
✔︎ Very affordable and effective!

Cons:

𝗫 Size up as baby grows, but still very affordable.
𝗫 Difficult for caregivers, but not hard to teach!
𝗫 A slightly bulkier fit.

Suggested Accessories:

- Wet Bag
- Cloth diaper cover
- Diaper liner 
- Fasteners 

Flat Diapers

Overview:

Large single layer of fabric. Can be pad-folded and laid into a cover or folded and closed with a fastener. Available in cotton, bamboo, hemp, and organic options. The flats are a very customizable option, perfect for those wanting to adjust absorbency to different areas!
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Pros:

✔︎ Very versatile.
✔︎ Easy to hand wash and dry.
✔︎ Very affordable and effective!

Cons:

𝗫 Needs to be folded, practice makes perfect.
𝗫 Difficult for caregivers with a learning curve, but teachable!

Suggested Accessories:

- Wet Bag
- Cloth diaper cover
- Diaper liner 
- Fasteners