Parts of a Diaper

cloth diaper snaps, elastics and more

Common Cloth Diaper Mistakes

Start off on the right foot, and reconsider these cloth diaper mistakes.

Fit Tips

Tips to get the best fit on your cloth diapers

Not Every Day

It’s okay to consider part time cloth. 

Cloth Diaper Snaps, Flaps & More

Cloth diapers are all unique but there are a few general terms and lingo that apply to 90% of cloth diaper products. I dare not say all because you never know when a cloth diaper brand changes a term, reinvents, or decides to design things a little differently. 


Otherwise known as poppers are found on most cloth diapers to adjust the fit of the diaper.  

Snaps are used to change the length of the diaper (rise settings) and to fit the waist (waist snaps)



Elastics are used in the leg of the diaper to give a tight seal around baby’s body to reduce leaks. 

 Elastics can be found at the front and back to give a better fit and function. 



A variety of flaps can be found on the inside and outside of the diaper.  

Check with your brand on how to use flaps best. Some are to reduce wicking, some for inserts, some to reinforce.


Professional Cloth Diaper Educator

Bailey brings 5+ years of cloth diapering experience and conversation to the cloth diaper space. She's not just your every day mom blogger sharing her experience - Bailey is immersed in the cloth diaper community learning from other parents and growing as an individual. She wants to find the cloth diaper solution that truly works for you.

Bailey believes we need to stop and listen to cloth diapering parents. We need to recognize our own bias and preferences and focus on solutions that work for you, not us. The Cloth Diaper community needs to recognize the privilege of being able to cloth diaper, and provide spaces for more conversations and stories.

Cloth diapering is not about rules but about our own strength as parents to do the best we can for our children with the resources available.

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