Cloth diapers have often been considered “old-fashioned” and something that our grandparents had to use. However, in the past few years, they have been making quite a comeback mainly as pocket diapers.
The pocket diaper is a type of All in One diaper that helps keep your baby clean, dry and healthy. It is constructed with a waterproof outer shell, a soft inner layer that makes contact with your baby’s skin. There is a “pocket” between these two layers, with an opening in the back. This is where you can place an insert made of absorbent material.
The All in One is an excellent money saving choice for your baby. It wears much like a disposable, with closures on the sides. These closures can be either Velcro or snaps. Unlike disposables, however, All in One nappies come in a vast array of designs that will complement any outfit, any time of the year.
The Advantages Can’t Be Denied
- Pocket diapers can save you a lot of money. This is especially true in the newborn stage, as newborn diapers are usually the most expensive.
- They are eco-friendly, since you are not contributing to the filling of landfills.
- You can wash and dry the inserts and the shell separately, which will make them last much longer than other All in One’s.
- They are super absorbent, so most of the moisture will be quickly wicked away from your baby’s skin.
- You can preload inserts into several diapers at once, making diaper changes super quick and easy.
There Are A Few Disadvantages
- Even though they save you money in the long run, pocket diapers are a little more expensive on the upfront purchase.
- They can be a little harder to get really, really clean.
- You won’t often find natural materials used for their construction. They are primarily made of a microfiber that is normally polyester, for better wicking.
If you are looking to save money over a longer period of time, these nappies are a great choice. They are safer for your baby, as they use no pins for securing them, and they are healthier as well. You owe it to yourself to give these a try.