Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cloth Diapering 101 - Pocket Diapers

Pocket diapers take a little more work than an All In One diaper, but once they are stuffed then they act just like an All In One and are very easy to use. Although pocket diapers vary between manufacturers, all pocket diapers have three things in common. The first is a waterproof or water-resistant exterior (or hidden layer under a decorative fabric) consisting typically of PUL or TPU. The second requirement for an pocket diaper is an interior lining with a pocket that allows you to stuff the inside of the diaper with absorbent layers. Depending on the manufacturer, pockets can be located in the front, back, or middle of the diaper. The third requirement is an absorbent insert of some sort. Inserts come in all types of shapes, sizes, and materials. Some pocket diapers are not sold with the inserts included so you have to read the fine print before purchasing. If inserts are not included you will need to purchase them separately. Listed below are some of the pros and cons of pocket diapers as well as some examples of pocket diapers. These are by no means all the options available. They are just a few that I have tried or are popular in the cloth diapering community.

**Please note that pros and cons are typical but by no means an absolute.  Some pocket diapers do not fit into the typical mold. 


You can easily customize the absorbency of the diaper

Easier to clean since the outer cover is separate from the absorbent inserts

Fast drying since the outer cover is separate from the absorbent inserts

Once stuffed they are super fast to put on just like a disposable or All In One diaper


Takes more time to stuff and remove inserts from each diaper

Removing inserts can be a messy task

Keeping track of unlabeled inserts takes skill.  I labeled all of mine.  See my tutorial on "How To Label Inserts".


BumGenius 4.0

Charlie Banana (Sized and One Size)

FuzziBunz (Perfect Size & One Size) - *Review*

Happy Heiny’s - *First Glance Review*

Kawaii Baby  - *Heavy Duty HD2 Review*


Thirsties Duo Diaper - *Review*

Tiny Tush Elite - *Review*

1 comment:

  1. Ive been buying honest diapers for my baby since I discovered them when she was 3 months old. To my opinion they are the most absorbent. They almost never leak and are very thin so my baby can walk comfortably with them. The large package is also a great deal if you buy online. It saves you money and the hassle to carry the box from the store because they are delivered to your home.


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