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What is a Fitted Cloth Diaper?
A fitted cloth diaper is a fully absorbent diaper with snaps and inserts. The entire body of the diaper is made of absorbent material and they are well suited for heavy wetters, overnight diapering, and general use.
To be waterproof, fitted cloth diapers need a cover made from TPU/PUL or wool/fleece.
Daytime versus Overnight
Overnight fitted diapers go above and beyond to achieve absorbency that tackles 16+ ounces of absorbency. Many overnight fitted can be used during the day with simply less absorbent material or inserts in them.
The Nickis’ Knickers Wool Blend fitteds are the perfect solution when you are looking for more absorbency! The entire shell is composed of the wool blend. Add in the petal booster with a 2 layer wool blend core, this diaper will hold an incredible amount! Pair it with your favorite diaper cover and sleep with ease!!
Sloomb Bamboo Fleece Fitted Diapers are soft and beautiful, made entirely of super absorbent bamboo|organic cotton fleece. Perfect for day time use & the answer for nights. Each fitted includes a shell with a double-length natural 3-layer snap-in fleece soaker that can be folded for customizable absorption.
Heavy wetter, no problem! You can purchase a matching print topped booster with an additional 2 layers of heavy organic bamboo fleece. Available in newborn, one size, toddler, petite and both serged and turned. The Lilly & Frank Fitted Diaper is a Canadian favourite.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO FITTED CLOTH DIAPERS WORK
Fitted Cloth Diapers are an all over absorbent diaper that fasten just like any other diaper. They wrap around the baby’s body to provide full coverage absorbency with leg elastics, and snaps.
Fitted diapers work because they offer high absorbency with low bulk. You might think of a fitted diaper as a custom fit prefold or flat that doesn’t require all the folding.
To make stay dry, you will need a cover.
HOW MANY FITTED DIAPERS DO I NEED
If you plan to use fitted cloth diapers all day, you will need one for every two hours during the day, and one for night. This is usually 6-8 diapers.
If you plan to use fitted diapers at night only, you will need one for every night before wash day.
It might be handy to have one extra, just in case.
ARE OVERNIGHT CLOTH DIAPERS WORTH IT?
This question is loaded with so many personal values that need to be examined. Overnight cloth diapering can be worth the financial cost, but sometimes it’s not worth the emotional toll of finding something that works.
It’s okay to use disposables at night.
WHAT IS THE BEST COVER FOR FITTED DIAPERS?
I love using wool with fitted cloth diapers, but you can also use larger fitting cloth diaper covers like the Petite Crown, Blueberry Capri, or Pooters Cover.
Here’s a few older suggestions: https://www.simplymombailey.com/best-cloth-diaper-covers-fitted-diapers/
ARE FITTED DIAPERS BETTER FOR OVERNIGHT
Yes, becauase the all over absorbency reduces bulk while providing a full coverage for catching pee.
You can get the same experience by folding flat diapers and prefold diapers.
HOW DO I WASH FITTED DIAPERS
Fitted Cloth Diapers are washed just like other cloth diapers using a simple three step-wash routine with detergent.
It is not recommended to wash fitted diapers by hand.
If youre fitted cloth diapers begin to smell, you might want to try pre-rinsing by hand prior to washing.