Best for Fitted Diapers
An older personal blog post about a few of my favourite cloth diaper covers for fitted diapers.
What is a Cloth Diaper Cover?
A cloth diaper cover is just a waterproof shell used with inserts, flats, prefolds, fitted diapers. Cloth Diaper Covers can be made from wool or fleece, but are typically PUL or TPU with snaps.
There are many different types of Cloth Diaper Covers from snap in, to wipeable, to large and small sizes and shapes.
This is marketed as an Ai2
This is marketed as an A12
Cloth Diaper Cover Recommendations on Amazon
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best cloth diaper covers?
The best cloth diaper cover is the diaper that fits your child, your families budget, and meets your needs. There are so many amazing cloth diaper covers that can work for families.
The best covers come from brands that offer warranty, customer support, and don’t leak.
How many cloth diaper covers and inserts do I need?
1 cloth diaper cover for every three inserts.
And insert is a vague term used to imply some sort of absorbent material – you can use flats, prefolds, fitted diapers, or insert inserts as an insert.
Generally, we recommend that you can reuse a cover three times before needing to wash it. Covers need to be washed when they start to smell or get soiled (re: poop)
Can I use inserts with diaper covers?
Yes! You can use anything absorbent in a cloth diaper cover. If you want to use inserts, you can just lay the insert in the diaper, and then fasten to baby.
A few tips: get a snug fit so the insert doesn’t move around, and you can also get cloth diaper covers with snap-in inserts so that it all stays in place.
Do you really need diaper covers for cloth diapers/
No. A Cloth diaper cover is one type of cover, and you don’t need it.
But, if you are using fitted diapers, flats, or prefolds, you do need some sort of waterproof exterior.
If you plan to use pocket diapers or all in one diapers, you don’t need covers.
What are cloth diaper covers made of?
PUL/TPU, wool, or fleece are the most common textiles used to make cloth diaper covers.
How many diaper covers do you need?
Assume that baby needs to be changed every two hours, and once at night – most families calculate that they need 6-10 diaper changes per day.
If you use one cover per three changes, you can get away with using 2-3 diaper covers per day.
You’ll want as many covers as days between washing.
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