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Friday, March 19, 2010


The all-in-one is by far the easiest diaper to use. After it is washed and dried you simply put it on then toss it in the diaper pail when it is dirty. There are different kinds of AIO's with sizing, there is either a one size fits all, which has snaps to alter the rise or a sized diaper which fits depending on the babies weight. The material the AIO is made of also varies, the inner of the diaper is made of an absorbent material, such as cotten, hemp, bamboo, etc. The outer of the diaper is made of a material that will keep the wetness inside the diaper, the most common outer is PUL ( polyurethane laminated fabric). This fabric is soft on the outside and more plastic feeling on the inside. There are a few AIOs that use wool or fleece as an outer, these usually have a snap in soaker instead of a sewn in soaker (sometimes referred to as an all in 2 or AI2) and are closer to the pocket style diaper. On the top right is a picture of the outside of an AIO with a PUL outer and velcro to fasten the diaper. The lower right picture is the inside of the diaper, which is 100% cotton flannel.

  • Very simple to use
  • Easy to wash
  • Only have to buy one set if using ones size diapers of diapers
  • More expensive
  • Not as versatile
  • Bulkier than other types
  • Take a long time to dry

Monday, March 8, 2010

Kushies customer service

The first cloth diapers I bought was a 5 pack of kushies brand all in ones, the ultra diapers.  I liked them fine, but after a little while (2ish months) the outer got some little holes.  I knew that kushies had a 90 day guarantee, so I sent them an email, and they replaced my diapers!   I was very impressed with thier customer service and quick responses.  I think I must have just gotten a bad batch because most people love them, I hope that this new batch will be great!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Links to Descriptions

Ok, so that is a basic rundown of various diaper styles. If it was not clear or you just want to see other descriptions here are a few links to great sites with diaper descriptions:

This link will answer pretty much any question you have, it is also a great place to buy diapering products!

Learn about cloth diapering!  This link also has great info on making your own diapers!

This site also has reviews and rankings for almost every cloth diaper out there!

Good luck!

PUL Diaper Cover

PUL is the most common diaper cover. It is easy to use because you can just rinse it after use and then use it again without washing it every time.  Most PUL covers close with either velcro or snaps, they also come in one size which is great to save money by only buying one cover. There is a wide variety of PUL covers in various colors and styles, look around to find the right one for you!

Wool Diaper Cover

 Wool diaper covers are awesome because they are made of natural fibers and they are very breathable, great for overnight. The way the wool works as a diaper cover is it is lanolized to keep the wet in and to neutralize odors. Lanolin is a waterproof oil substance that comes off of the natural wool during processing.  You only have to lanolize your covers once a month, or when they start leaking.  Wool comes in a various styles, the top is a wool wrap which uses touch tape closures and works a lot like any other  diaper cover.  Next are wool longies which are wool pants to use as diaper covers that also keep baby warm.  The bottom picture is a wool soaker it pulls up like underwear. Another great thing about wool is it is so easy to make, all of these were made by me and I will have tutorials on how to sew each coming soon!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Prefold Diaper

Prefold diapers are the best deal for your money. They are by far the cheapest at about $1.50 a diaper.  They are great because they also are very versatile, they have a wide weight range and can be folded down for smaller babies, or left big for a larger baby.  Prefolds are also great because they are very easy to care for, they dry quickly and wash up well.  This is also a very trim diaper that can hold a lot of liquid.  They are great for overnight or nap time as well.  One of the downsides of a prefold is that they are almost always made of cotton and do not have a stay dry layer against babies skin. But overall, they are a great option for someone new to cloth diapers.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Contour Diaper

A contour diaper is a cross between a fitted and a prefold diaper.  This type of diaper is good for someone who wants to go cheaper than a fitted but does not want to have to worry about a snappi or pins as well as the folding that go along with the prefold.  Most contour diapers use velcro to close.  They need a cover and are usually made of cotton or bamboo.