Types of Cloth Diapers

There are many different types of cloth diapers because different diapers work for different people.

All In One Cloth Diapers

Perhaps the simplest, most complicated cloth diaper. This grab & go cloth diaper features sewn in absorbency.   

Example of an AIO Diaper

This Mother-ease Uno has sewn in absorbency.

Different Types of AIO Diapers

Find a complete list of AIO diaper reviews

All About AIO Diaper

Learn more about AIO Diapers

Pocket Cloth Diapers

This is a two step diaper includes a cloth diaper with a pocket opening (one side PUL, one side cloth) and an insert that is put into the pocket for use.

 

Example of an Pocket Diaper

This is a Nuggles Simplee stuffed with an old t-shirt pad folded

Different Types of Pocket Diapers

Find a complete list of Pocket diaper reviews

My Favourite Pocket

The All In Two Cloth Diaper

The AI2 is an inconsistent term. There are two types of AI2 diaper – one with a pocket opening and one without. They come with snap in inserts that allow you to use the diaper in two ways

 

For reviews on different AI2 styles please find them in their repsectable categories as a cover or a pocket.

Cloth Diaper Covers

The cover is a waterproof exterior that keeps clothes dry. It is placed over absorbent diapers like prefolds, flats, fitted or inserts. Some covers are designed to have inserts tucked in.

List of Cover Reviews 

 

Fitted Cloth Diapers

Another two-step diaper, the fitted cloth diaper is just absorbent material sewn into the shape of a diaper with elastics, snaps and a contour shape. 

 

List of Fitted Diaper Reviews

 

Other Absorbent Material

There are many more types of cloth diaper inserts.

Prefolds

Flats

Inserts

Boosters/Doublers

 

Which is the best?

That really depends. I had a stash of AIO diapers that I loved and then hated. I’ve always hated stuffing pockets. Covers and prefolds have been my go-to choice for years, but they aren’t everyone’s first choice. 

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