If you are looking for an affordable and customizable cloth diapering option, pocket diapers might be for you.Most pockets will fit from about 7 pounds to 35 pounds. Some have special features like an extra-wide stuffing pocket opening or double leg gussets, but the core concept is the same.
- Waterproof shell with a soft stay-dry layer against baby’s skin
- Completely customizable – stuff the pocket with whatever works to contain the mess – can be adjusted to different absorbancy levels for day or night (microfiber, cotton, hemp, or bamboo inserts plus prefold diapers work great)
- Once stuffed, a pocket diaper is just like an all-in-one or disposable for ease of use
- Shells come is a huge variety of styles and patterns
- Available in snaps or aplix as well as one-size or sized
- Available in a wide range of price points and can be quite inexpensive
- Most inserts need to be removed before laundering (I just shake mine into the wash). A few diapers are designed so the inserts agitate out in the wash.
- Diapers need to be stuffed before use (I stuff mine with one insert right as they come out of the wash. I add absorbancy as needed)
- Not always the best option for heavy wetters at night, though the ability to customize absorbancy does help
- Synthetic fibers in stay-dry layer may irritate very sensitive babies
Now – here is my very first VLOG! Take a gander as I walk you through step by step how to use a pocket diaper.
Have you used pocket diapers? What do you love? Hate?