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Cloth Diapering: Everything you Need to Know!

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Want to start your cloth diaper journey, but not sure how to? Well, you have landed on the right page! We understand that choosing cloth diapering and having to use it for the first time can be overwhelming. But a little guidance from the experts can help you understand everything you need to know about cloth diapers. Hence we have compiled this ultimate guide which talks about what are cloth diapers, their benefits, their types, and a lot more! So keep reading further to know more!

What is a Cloth Diaper?

Cloth diapers also known as reusable diapers are typically made of natural fibres which include; wool, bamboo, and unbleached hemp. Modern cloth diapers are known to provide the features of disposable diapers and benefits of old-style cloth nappies. These come in different prints, patterns, and types. So let us understand the different types of cloth diapers available in the market.

Types of Cloth Diapers Available in the Market

Below are the types of cloth diapering available in the market -

  • Flats

These are original cloth diapers which come in large square pieces of fabric, available in varieties such as hemp, bamboo, and terrycloth. To use this diaper, you need to fold and tuck them together with pins or clips. However, you need a waterproof outer layer to contain the wetness.

  • Prefolds

These types of cloth diapers are very similar to flats. They are characterized by a thick centre with extra fabric layers, all stitched together to fold. Prefolds are among the least expensive reusable cloth diapers.best cloth diaper

  • Fitteds

These are contoured in shape and highly absorbent cloth diapers, which are most commonly used for overnight and heavy wetters. Fitteds do not require any foldings and are ready to use, as they come with elastic around the legs, along with snaps or loop closures.

  • Hybrid

Hybrid cloth diapering combines disposable with reusable, as it comes with a waterproof outer layer and two inner layers for absorbency. Moreover, there are cloth inserts which are available in cotton, hemp and microfiber fabrics, and the disposable inserts are single-use but free from chemicals.

  • All-in-One (AIO)

AIOs come with an absorbent pad attached to a waterproof outer cover making diaper changes as easy as disposable diapers. All-in-one cloth diapers come with adjustable snaps which makes the process of diaper changing all the easier.

  • All-in-Two (AI2)

Much like hybrid cloth diapers, these come in a two-parts, a waterproof outer shell, and a Like hybrids cloth diapers, this is a two-part system with a waterproof outer shell and a detachable inner absorbent that snaps or tucks in place.

Benefits of Cloth Diapers

Below are some significant benefits of cloth diapering -

  • Pocket-friendly

Cloth diapers are washable, and hence can be reused multiple times. So you do not have to stock up on these like disposable diapers. All you need are a few cloth diapers, and you are good to go for quite some time! Hence you end up saving a lot of money by not having to keep purchasing diapers.

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  • Reduces diaper rashes-

Diaper rashes cannot be completely avoided but can surely be reduced. This can be done by choosing cloth diapering which is free from harsh chemicals and made of natural fibres making it completely safe for the baby’s delicate skin.

  • Highly absorbent -

Cloth diapers are highly absorbent and leakproof. If you learn to properly use them, leakages can be minimised. Moreover, the absorbency can be adjusted by using booster pads or inserts. SuperBottoms UNO extra is an idea choice if your baby is a heavy wetter, to ensure they get a good night's sleep without any disturbance.

  • Different patterns and designs -

Modern cloth diapers come in different patterns and designs to add a cute and fun element to your baby's clothing.

  • Helps in potty training -

If you use cloth diapers for your child, they tend to be more aware of the wetness, which incentivizes them to potty train early.

  •  Eco-friendly -

One of the most important benefits of cloth diapering is they are environment-friendly compared to disposable diapers. An average disposable diaper takes up years and years to degrade. So you can reduce the carbon footprint of your baby, by choosing cloth diapers.

How to Use Cloth Diapers?

Cloth diapers like hybrid, AIOs and AI2s have similar usage to that of disposable diapers. They come with adjustable snaps, and velcro closure, which makes diaper changes quicker and more convenient. Most one-sized cloth diapers have a snap-down rise, which allows the diapers to be adjusted breadthwise, and lengthwise to suit your baby’s build.

How to Wash Cloth Diapers?

Most new users, think washing cloth diapers is a challenging task but is it? Well have a look at this 3 step process and get the answer for yourself!

Step 1 - Immediately rinse the soiled cloth diaper after their removal. You can then place them in a laundry basket before washing them.

Step 2 - Pre-wash the rinsed cloth diaper with our SuperBottoms cloth diaper detergent. This detergent is available in the form of laundry sheets and is free from chemicals and toxins. However, it effectively cleans the toughest stains.

Step 3 -  This is the final and longest wash cycle of at least 2 hours. You can use more detergent and possible laundry booster.

Key Takeaways

Cloth diapers are an eco-friendly, comfortable, and pocket-friendly option. So do not let the lack of information about cloth diapers stop you from choosing them. This guide is here to solve all your doubts. We hope that our article on cloth diapering has served its purpose. Do not forget to save this article for your future reference.

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