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Cloth Diapers Explained Easily

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Pre-folds | Old fashion cloth diapers that must be folded around the baby and secured in place. Require a cover (see below for cover options) and come in sizes from newborn to toddler. $

Contours | Shaped to baby, also need to be secured in place and require a cover. Usually made sized but sometimes available one-size-fits-all. $$

Fitteds | Shaped to baby and fastens with Velcro or snaps, but require a cover. Made sized and as one-size-fits-all. $$-$$$$

Pockets | Cover and stay-dry liner sewn together with an opening at the back creating a “pocket” in which any desired absorbent cloth may be used, and fastens with Velcro or snaps. Made sized and as one-size-fits-all. $$$

All-in-Ones | Cover, absorbent insert, and stay dry liner sewn together and fastens with Velcro or snaps. Made sized and as one-size-fits-all. $$-$$$

Covers

Wraps | Shaped to baby and fastens with Velcro, snaps, or as a pull-on. Comes in various materials ranging from nylon, to polyurethane laminate, to wool and fleece. Made in sizes. $-$$

Wool |  In various forms from hand knit or crocheted to interlock fabric. Available as pants, shorts and skirts. Made in sizes, often to specific measurements. Requires separate washing and care. $$-$$$$

Fleece | Available as covers, pants, shorts, and skirts. Made in sizes, often to specific measurements. $$

Tools of Ingenuity

Flushable Liners | Thin paper liners to be placed in the diaper and enable any solid waste to be flushed after use. $

Snappi | T-shaped rubber fastener with small teeth at each end that grip the diaper and hold it in place, used in instead of pins. (www.snappibaby.com) $

Diaper Sprayer | Small showerhead like device used to spray any solid waste off of the diaper after use. $$

$ - Low

$$ - Moderate

$$$ - High

$$$$ - Very high, special item

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