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What to Look for in a Cloth Diaper

Have you said to yourself that you really need to look into trying cloth diapers only to find yourself procrastinating because your disposable diapers are so much easier to stick with? Maybe you’ve heard people say that cloth diapers cost a lot of money up front or that they’re just as bad for the environment as disposable diapers. No matter what you’ve heard, you might be surprised to discover how much technology has helped improve cloth diapers to make them a great option for diapering your baby. Continue reading today’s post to learn what you should look for in a cloth diaper.

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Cloth diapers today are not what your grandma used — not by a long shot! In fact, you can find dozens of types of cloth diapers. From traditional flat cloth diapers and pre-folded cloth inserts to hybrid diapers and washable outer covers, you’re sure to be amazed at all of the options you and your baby can enjoy.

Prefold Cloth Diapers

Prefold cloth diapers are rectangles of fabric that are made to be extra thick in the center. You won’t have to do a lot of folding to use them, since the most absorbent section is already built into the middle piece.

Fitted Cloth Diapers

Similar to all-in-one diapers, fitted cloth diapers are absorbent fabric with elastic at the legs and waist for a fitted style. They usually have their own closures, but don’t have a waterproof cover built in.

Hybrid Diapers

A hybrid diaper is what it sounds like - the absorbent insert can be either cloth or disposable, while the outer “shell” is waterproof.

All-in-Ones (AIOs)

All-in-one cloth diapers are the most similar to disposable diapers, since there is nothing for you to fold or stuff into the diaper. AIOs are made in single sizes and adjustable sizes for your convenience.

Pocket Cloth Diapers

Pocket cloth diapers are made up of two parts — the outer waterproof shell with a pocket on the inside, and the absorbent insert to stuff inside the pocket. Like other cloth diapers, these are available in single and adjustable sizes.

How Many Diapers to Buy

It’s a good idea to start out with a dozen cloth diapers, but if you can afford it, 20 will make your life much easier. 20 cloth diapers will also greatly reduce the number of times you find yourself doing another load of laundry. The age of your baby will determine how many diapers you want to have on hand. Generally speaking, newborns go through more diapers than infants or toddlers, at about 10-12 per day.

Quality Cloth Diaper Supplies

The cloth diapers of today are nothing like what your grandma used, so check out all of the cool options, styles, and supplies available to you in the online store at Geffen Baby. We are proud to sell cloth diapers that are made in the U.S. from eco-friendly, organic cotton cloth. Shop the collections today to find all the cloth diapers you need.