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Saturday, July 17, 2010

FAQ: What are Pocket Diapers?

Pocket diapers are diapers that have a waterproof outer layer and usually a stay dry inner layer.  Between these two layers of fabric is a pocket into which you can insert your desired amount of absorbency.

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)

If you want cheaper pocket diapers that are still quality, you can buy them directly from work-at-home-moms (WAHMs) on places like Etsy.com.  I do not sell any pocket diapers but lots of the people on the Etsy Cloth Diaper Team do.  You can find them by putting "etsyclothdiaper" in the search box.

1 comment:

Weezer said...

Oh goodness. Noelle is precious. I just thought I'd check in with you and see how y'all be. Hope things are good with you.