Saturday, July 17, 2010
FAQ: What are Pocket Diapers?
They are a one time use diaper. This means, that you use them once between washes. You cannot simply replace the absorbent layer, and reuse the same shell.
Pocket diapers are simple to use in that they close with either velcro or snaps rather than snappis or pins.
They will cost you from $13 to $25 (or more) a diaper, depending upon the brand you buy.
You can buy pocket diapers in different sizes (S, M, L, etc) or in One Size fits all (really, it's one size fits most).
Over the course of your baby's diapering days you will need about 24 pocket diapers (if you use them exclusively) in each size.
Pocket diapers just happen to be my favorite type of diaper to use. My favorite brands are Fuzzi Bunz OS pocket diapers, and Rump-a-rooz OS pocket diapers. I also like bumGenius for new cloth diaperers and for babysitters because they're super easy to use. If you want inexpensive pocket diapers, you will find quality diapers in the Tweedlebugs and Smartipants brands (though, there are downsides to going cheap because corners must be cut, understandeably)