There are four main types of diapers. Pre-folds, Pockets, All-in-Ones/All-in-Twos, and fitted diapers. If you want to get fancy you can branch off into hybrid diapers like g-diapers, but I am not going to focus on those types today. Just the basics.
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Pre-Folds also tend to be the easiest to make yourself, and the most cost effective when stocking up on diapers.
Green Mountain Diapers - Pre Fold's
About.com info on Pre-Folds
Diaper Junction - How to use Pre-folds
How to Fold a Diaper
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- Everything is included - no need for covers, pins, snappi's or any accessories.
- Snaps or Velcro hold the diaper in place. (We prefer diapers with snaps)
- Elastic in the leg area makes the diapers easily adjustable as your little one grows, which is exceptionally amazing if you have a baby with chunky legs.
Some great resources include:
How do you use a Pocket Diaper - I love Cloth Diapers
How to Cloth Diaper: Using a Pocket Diaper - Diaper Junction
How do choose a cloth diaper stash - Naturally Trendy
My personal recommendations for Pocket Diapers include:
- Charlie Banana
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My personal favorite kind of all-in-one diapers are Ones&Twos. They fit great, and I have yet to have a leak with them, and we have been using them since we added some to our collection in January.
Some resources include:
How Stuff Works - All-in-one diapers
Some brands of All-in-ones include Ones&Twos, Thirsties, Bumkins, and Swaddlebees.
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Some of the sized fitted diapers can require inserts or covers like pre-fold diapers do.
My favorite sized diapers include AppleCheeks, and FuzziBunz (Perfect Size)
What other types of diapers are your favorites? (Brands) and take a minute to vote in the poll below of your favorites!