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Cloth Diapering – Types of diapers

If you’re new to cloth diapering, it can be a bit overwhelming to navigate the different types of cloth diapers on the market. Today’s choices go beyond the pinned white squares our parents and grandparents used to include styles so user friendly even the most skeptical caregivers will be comfortable using them.

Here are the basics based on my research. If you have anything to add, please feel free to comment:

Flats: A large square of woven material, most commonly cotton, that have to be folded and pinned. They will leak unless you also use a waterproof diaper wrap/cover.

Prefolds: A rectangle of cotton or other woven material with a thicker, absorbent middle section. Most moms have a few of these around even if they don’t cloth diaper because they make excellent burp cloths. They still require a little folding to get the best fit for your baby, but nowhere near as much as flats. Like flats, they’ll need pinned and a leak-proof cover.

Prefold diaper from The Eli Monster

Fitteds: Fitteds are made from an absorbent material and shaped to fit without folding. They usually close with Velcro or snaps, so you don’t need pins. They do not have a waterproof layer, so you’ll need a cover to make them leak-proof.

Fitted diaper “Road Map” by Hen and Chick Cloth

All-in-ones (AIO): All-in-ones are essentially fitteds with the addition of a leak-proof layer. The leak-proof layer is most commonly made with PUL, a plastic laminated material. They close with Velcro or snaps.

Daisy Dots AIO from Hen and Chick Cloth

All in twos (AI2): Similar to all-in-ones, except that a separate absorbent layer is placed inside of the diaper. This helps them dry faster because each layer is thinner. You can also customize the absorbency by adding layers as needed. They close with Velcro or snaps.

Custom print AI2 from The Eli Monster

Pockets: Essentially a specific type of AI2. With pockets, the absorbent layer (insert) is placed in a pocket between a waterproof outer layer and an inner layer of fleece or some other material that lets wetness through to the insert and keeps baby’s skin dry. They close with Velcro or snaps.

Rockin’ Broncos Pocket diaper by Hen and Chick Cloth

One size (OS): Means that the size of the diaper can be adjusted to fit most babies from infancy to toddlerhood as opposed to sized diapers that fit a weight range.

Thank you to The Eli Monster and Hen and Chick Cloth for allowing me to use their product images for this post. Be sure to visit their shops for a variety of cloth diapers as well as other products for mom and baby. To visit the specific product pages seen here, please click on the caption below the picture.

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~my early morning~ by twirlaway on Etsy

~my early morning~ by twirlaway on Etsy

‘~my early morning~’ by twirlaway

Enjoy!


Vintage Ombre Knit Shirt

$30.00

Rocking Votive MADE TO ORDER

$36.00

Italian Architecture – Cinqu…

$30.00

Embroidery Hoop Art – Felt F…

$26.00

Handmade Crochet Doily Rug

$125.00

SQUARE… Messenger Bag Shou…

$38.00

Set of 3 DressGreen BATH or …

$15.50

Birch tumbler straight – cer…

$13.00

20% OFF COUPON SALE–Black a…

$24.00

primitive wall decor mason j…

$22.00

Vintage Green Mug Tea Cup

$5.50

Book covers – paper garland

$7.00

iPad Sleeve Case Brown Wallp…

$25.00

Made to Order, Modern Rustic…

$725.00

Special Price Handmade Soap …

$20.00

Custom ring Bead woven band….

$20.00

Shop Local (Texas) Etsy Treasury by CottageInTheSun

‘Shop Local!’ by CottageInTheSun


1967 and 1968 calendar neckl…

$18.00

Ceramic Sage Joy Tumbler – S…

$97.00

Vanilla Rose Scented Bath Sa…

$10.00

Tree of Life – White Moonsto…

$22.00

Cotton Drawstring Bags- Tree…

$9.00

Buttercup No. 2 Lost and Fou…

$17.99

teddy bear… newborn hat ph…

$18.00

services only

$18.00

Vintage Bead Pendants in Pla…

$3.00

Black and White Flower Weddi…

$5.00

White Turquoise Crystal Tai …

$75.00

White Ring – Size 5.75 – Ivo…

$11.50

Linen Pin Cushion

$9.50

Ivory Lace Leaf — All Seas…

$48.00

Teardrop Earrings.

$6.00

NEW…..ORGANZA WAX CORD NEC…

$3.55

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Au Natural Etsy Treasury

‘ “Au Natural”‘ by handcraftusa

If you are allergy prone you might like to try a more natural alternative that Etsy has to offer.


Natural Lip Gloss in First B…

$8.00

Two Branches In Antique Bras…

$24.00

loofah soap bar – mint scent…

$5.00

Halcyon. Leather Wrap Brace…

$82.00

Natural Wooden Baby Teething…

$9.00

Clean and Simple Laundry Soa…

$7.50

Organic Patchouli Facial Cle…

$1.60

Macrame Necklace with Stunni…

$85.00

Citron Splash Dead Sea Salt …

$18.95

Earrings – Lovely Lemon Post…

$5.00

All natural and organic vege…

$8.00

Purple Crazy Lace Agate and …

$25.00

Unscented beeswax 6 ounces(…

$7.00

GOATS MILK SOAP – Handmade A…

$4.50

Organic Cotton Baby Rattle E…

$20.00

SALE – English vintage red f…

$15.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Cute Pan Am themed Etsy Treasury

‘PAN AM’ by linneaheide

Come fly with me!


Pan Am Number 1

$30.00

Medium Samsonite Biscayne Bl…

$24.00

Teal Bandolino Pumps

$22.00

Vintage Pan Am Umbrella

$100.00

printable retro airplane sea…

$60.00

60’s Navy Blue Pan Am Mo…

$40.00

airplane

$10.00

1950s Clear Cat Eye Glasses …

$142.00

Vintage 1960s Hat // The End…

$38.00

World Map 6 Panel Canvas Gic…

$175.00

Vintage Sky Pilots of Americ…

$40.00

Retro Flight Attendant Party…

$16.00

Vintage Indigo Train Case by…

$45.00

1950s Cotton Dress / 50s Car…

$112.00

Pair of Crystal / Silver Tri…

$35.00

Surreal photography – Jet en…

$16.00

Want to be featured?

Want to be featured?

I’m always looking for great handmade/vintage shops to be featured here. If you would like to be featured, please answer the following questions and email your responses to csloan@subearthancottage.com.

My focus is on Etsy shops, but if you use other sites like ArtFire, Shop Handmade, 1000Markets, etc, those are fine, too.

You can give as much or a little info for each section as you are comfortable with sharing. Be sure to include links to your shop, web page and blog, if you have them. If you sell your products in a brick and mortar store and would like to include that info, you may include that as well.

I also choose a favorite item from your shop on the week that you’re featured and briefly tell why I like it. The first image from your shop for both your favorite item and my favorite item will be included in the blog.

Thanks,
Charity
SubEarthan CottageQuestions:

  • Name and Business Name
  • Tell us a little about yourself and your business.
  • What made you get started in your business?
  • Anything else you’d like to share?
  • Tell us about your favorite item listed in your shop.
  • Links to your shop, website, blog, etc.
  • Email address (This will NOT be published)



Crazy, lovely prints… by nikkoblue on Etsy

Crazy, lovely prints… by nikkoblue on Etsy.  I love The red, black and white together.

‘Crazy, lovely prints…’ by nikkoblue


Hand embroidered floral cuff…

$28.00

Complicated Boundary / manda…

$20.00

Set of 4 Red Napkin Rings…

$22.00

Womens Clothing Mini Dress K…

$45.00

Red Black Earrings. Black an…

$17.00

French Shabby Chic Black and…

$28.00

Silver Custom Name Word Wine…

$75.00

GOOSE EGG – Lithuanian Etche…

$50.00

zipper pouch in faux bois re…

$17.00

Bonjour Cats

$30.00

Love to Give – Mixed Media…

$95.00

Seals / Stickers in Random S…

$5.95

Red DAHLIA Earrings – handcr…

$24.00

Single Small Black and Red D…

$25.00

Vintage Extra Large Black Ol…

$45.00

Woodgrain Sparrow Pin

$17.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

 

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