Friday, March 1, 2013

Cloth Diapers- Pocket Diapers

Bum Genius Pocket Diaper
 Pocket Diapers

Pocket diapers seem to be the most common. Pocket diapers consist of a shell (cover) that can be a variety of fabrics which are lined with a water proof material, usually called PUL or TPU.  There is an inner fabric, typically micro fleece, sewn along the edges on the inside, with an opening in the back, which creates a pocket. The opening is used to 'stuff' the insert (absorbent part) into the diaper shell. The micro fleece lining is important to wick the moisture away from baby's bottom. There are multiple types of inserts that can be used. Most pocket diapers come with microfiber inserts which usually have 3 or 4 layers of microfiber terry. Other insert options include cotton, hemp or bamboo.

4 Layer Terry Microfiber Insert
Inside Of Pocket Diaper
Waterproof Laminate
Pocket Opening

Pros of the pocket diaper:

  • Pretty good value for the money. I would spend at least $10 on a pocket diaper, anything less than that is usually poor quality. 
  •  Once the diaper is stuffed, it works pretty much like a disposable. You put it on baby, when it is soiled you take it off, knock solids in toilet, then throw it in the diaper pail. Easy for those who haven't used cloth or for care takers.
  • Multiple closure options. Snaps or hook and loop (velcro). Different brands have different layouts for snap closures. Snaps tend to more durable, but hook and loop is easy to replace if needed.
  • Inserts are quick drying.
  • You can add more absorption for heavy wetters, naps or overnights.
  • Lots of pocket diaper options out there!
  • Cute colors/prints, same with most cloth diapers!
  • Come in one size adjustable to fit babies from 8-35lbs or sized small, medium, large.

Cons of the pocket diaper:

  • One use per diaper, then wash. (You'll understand this more when I talk about Hybrid diapers or prefolds/flats under covers) 
  • Stuffing the shell can get old.

This style is my go-to daytime diaper. Brands I have include Fuzzi Bunz, Imagine, and Bum Genius.

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