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Cloth Diaper Terminology

Cloth Diapers And Diaper Terminology

All In One Cloth Diapers

Just as the name implies, All In One Cloth Diapers are a diaper and cover "all in one". They are the most convenient cloth diaper available. They are fitted diapers and are as easy to use as disposable diapers, but much more economical, because they are reusable.

One Size Fitted Cloth Diapers

One size cloth diapers are diapers that are usually adjustable from newborn to potty training. Depending type of cloth diaper, some one size cloth diapers require a diaper cover and one size diapers have a water proof exterior where they do not require a diaper cover.

Fitted Cloth Diapers

Fitted diapers are also a convenient way to diaper your baby. They are super-absorbent and most have elastic at the waist and legs with an adjustable snap or Velcro style (hook and loop) closure to fit your baby snugly and provide a customized, leak-proof fit. A diaper cover is needed when using fitted diapers. Fitted  diapers may come in a variety of sizes to fit your baby as he or she grows. Fitted cloth diapers are also available as one size diapers and all-in-one one size diapers.

Contour Cloth Diapers

Contour diapers are contour shaped to wrap around your baby and are easy to use. Contour diapers are in-between a. flat/prefold diaper and a fitted diaper. They can be used with diaper fastenters to keep them secure or can be used without fasteners when using a snug fitting diaper wrap.

Pocket Diapers

A pocket diaper is a 2-piece system with a diaper-shaped shell that has a pocket opening where you stuff an insert or anything absorbent. Moisture is wicked through the soft inner layer away from your baby’s bottom to the insert, where it stays leak-free behind a soft, waterproof outer layer.

A one-size pocket diaper gives you options to adjust fit from newborn to potty training without the need to buy new sizes along the way. Tiny Tush diapers snap-down to adjust the rise of the diaper.

Prefold Cloth Diapers or Flat Diapers

If you are looking for the most economical way to diaper your baby (or just want the most time-tested method) consider Prefold diapers. Unlike the kind you will find at a discount store, the high-quality Prefold diapers sold in natural baby boutiques are made to withstand hundreds of washings. They begin as rectangular-shaped diapers that are divided into three sections. The outer sections usually have a thickness of four layers. To provide absorbency where it's needed, the center section has six or eight layers. The layers are defined on the prefold packaging as 4-6-4 (four outer layers and six center layers) or 4-8-4 (four outer layers and eight center layers). To use Prefold diapers, simply fold and secure with a Snappi diaper fasteners or simply insert the prefold diapers into a quality diaper cover , For step-by-step illustrations of folding techniques, go to