Cloth Diapers: Not Quite What You May Remember!

June 14, 2012 — Leave a comment

The world of cloth diapers has been spun on its head.  The current trend in cloth diapers is hip and chic. If you are like me you remember the plain white gauze like diapers your parents put on you with (brace yourself) diaper pins.

The cloth diapers available today range from plain color covers in pastels and bright colors to artsy and edgy designs. The entire gamut of colors and styles are available. The design has changed in that the covers are reusable and water resistant, with a cloth insert to absorb the waste.

In addition to the cloth inserts a variety of brands make disposable paper based inserts. This option gives parents the best of both worlds when it comes to convenience and cost.

As far as diaper closures are concerned the diaper pins are gone! (Breathe a sigh of relief). The innovation in closures is out of this world. There are styles that have ties, snaps or Velcro and some that have both snaps and Velcro. These are all very effective ways to keep the diaper on, without the risk of poking your baby.

Some brands worth mentioning are Thirsties, Fuzzibunz, BumGenius and Charlie Banana. In checking for reviews I found that just because one costs more than the other it doesn’t necessarily mean that they work better. Consumers rated some of the least expensive brands higher than the expensive options; so shop around and keep your eye open for available reviews of the merchandise before making a purchase.

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