Finding the Best Cloth Diapers

What are the best cloth diapers? Everyone has different opinion. I will share my list of favorites with you, and you're welcome to add your favorite diaper brands and comments, too!

cloth diapers

Cloth diapers are better than disposables for several reasons.

They're cheaper and more breathable against the skin.

They're also more environmentally friendly, especially if you can dry them on a clothesline, although doing extra laundry requires more water. It's just a matter of you using water at home to do laundry as opposed to the water that would be used in the manufacturing process.

My baby loves going out in the stroller for some outside time watching me hang diapers on the clothesline. I'm also using various diaper covers to teach color words.

Types of Cloth Diapers

These are the main diaper styles.

One-size
Rows of snaps adjust the size as baby grows
Cover and insert
Two pieces, a cover plus insert, make a diaper; you can change inserts and reuse the cover until it gets dirty
Pocket
Inserts are stuffed into a pocket on the cover so they stay in well but it's not reusable
All-in-one
Includes all parts hooked together

I like to use a one-size cover with inserts during the day and reuse the cover as long as possible, just changing the soiled inserts.

I use pocket diapers at night because I leave one on for 12 hours, but I would not want to use them all day because that would take a lot of storage space and create a lot of laundry!

I think it's most efficient to reuse a cover all day and change inserts. Using one-size diapers also saves storage space.

Diaper Pail to Hold the Best Cloth Diapers

In case you're wondering, our diaper pail is a pair of Fuzzibunz hanging diaper pail bags. We have two so one can be in the wash. There are no wasteful liners to buy and throw away and the bag gets washed with the diapers, so there's nothing to stick around and stink!

The Best Way to Wash Cloth Diapers

It seems like everyone you talk to has a different favorite when it comes to cloth diapers, and everyone has a different favorite way to wash them.

After some experimenting, my favorite way to wash cloth diapers was using EcoSprout unscented laundry detergent. I simply followed the directions on the package.

Do You Have a Favorite Type of Cloth Diaper?

Do you have a favorite style in your cloth diaper stash? Share it!

Reviews of the Best Cloth Diapers

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Best Bottom One-Size Diapers Not rated yet
The Best Bottom diaper system is designed to use snap-in inserts but regular prefolds work fine, too. I love that these are smooth inside (no …

Imagine Smart Fit Prefold Diaper Inserts Not rated yet
Imagines are the best quality and most absorbent prefold I've tried. The Imagine brand is only available through Nicki's Diapers . We use the "Smart …

Imagine Diaper Covers Not rated yet
The Imagine brand is only available through Nicki's Diapers . The price is really great and the quality is good. Even when it was not (I had a snap break …

Kissaluvs Hybrid One-Size Contour Diaper Insert Not rated yet
I would say the Kissaluvs contour diaper is not one-size if used as an insert. If I try to fold it down to fit inside a diaper cover, it's much too …

Thirsties Duo Wrap Not rated yet
The Thirsties Duo Wrap is almost a one-size diaper except there are two size options, so they fit well. I like the leg gussets, but I don't like the …

BumGenius 4.0 One-Size Pocket Diaper Not rated yet
I did not start using the BumGenius 4.0 until we were past the newborn phase because it's a pocket diaper and would not have lasted long with a newborn …

Flip One-Size Diaper Cover and Insert Not rated yet
The Flip diaper is made by the same company that makes BumGenuis 4.0 diapers but this one is a cover and insert. I loved the insert. It has guides …

Kissaluvs Fitted Diaper Insert Not rated yet
I tried a Kissaluvs fitted diaper in the newborn size. It worked well in the Prowrap diaper cover and lasted longer with the adjustable snaps, …

Prowrap Classic Diaper Cover Not rated yet
I used some newborn Prowrap diaper covers. They fit well for about a month. I liked that they were smooth inside and they have a low spot to avoid irritating …

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