While there was a time when cloth diapers seemed old-fashioned, such a time is no more. With many parents wanting to both economize on their budget and find ways to diaper that are more environmentally friendly, cloth diapering has become popular again. While some folks swear by the plain and sturdy white cloth diapers that have been used for generations, others find some of the new designs more helpful and effective for contemporary parenting. Below is a list of some of the best liked reusable cloth diapers on the market, the kind parents appreciate for their comfort, reliability and durability.
1. Gerber Birdseye Flatfold Cloth Diapers, White, 10 Count
When it comes to baby products, one of the first names you may think of is Gerber. These lightweight cloth diapers are made from 100% cotton, so they’re soft and comfortable for your baby. They also dry quickly. The flatfold means they have a consistent thickness throughout. Since the edges are finished, they don’t fray easily, a plus with reusable diapers. You may also find these useful as burp cloths.
2. Gerber Birdseye 3-Ply Prefold Cloth Diapers, White, 10 Count
Gerber’s 3-Ply Diapers are made from the same soft, lightweight 100% cotton, but they come prefolded. They’re sized 7.5 x 11 x 2.5 inches. As with all cotton items, you can probably expect some shrinkage when you wash and dry, so you might want to try natural or low-setting drying options to minimize that. However, strong stitching and hems add durability to these lightweight cloths, which many people also find useful for cleaning purposes.
3. OsoCozy Prefolds Unbleached Cloth Diapers, Size 1, 6 Count
Osocozy claims that these are the bestselling prefold cloth diapers online, and customers do seem enthusiastic about them. Made from absorbent and thick 100% Indian cotton, they measure 12 x 16 inches and have eight layers in the middle panel. You can expect 5-10 percent shrinking from washing and drying. The size 1 diapers are especially good for newborns and very young infants, working best for babies in the 7-15 pound range.
4. Gerber 5 Count Heavyweight Gauze Prefold, White
These durable Gerber diapers are woven from 100% imported cotton. Soft and comfortable for babies, they can also be used as changing pads or burp cloths. In fact, customers seem most enthusiastic about those other uses. They can be terrific for more general uses as well, such as cleaning cloths.
5. Reusable Baby Cloth Pocket Diapers, 6 pcs + 6 Inserts
These reusable cloth pocket diapers by LBB have adjustable snaps so they fit babies considered small, medium or large, in a range of 8-40 pounds. Waterproof and washable, they measure 12.9 x 8.4 x 3.4 inches. They snap at the hip which helps prevent drooping and leaking. They also come in a variety of cute and colorful designs, including bold bright colors and animal prints.
6. BumGenius 4.0 One-Size Cloth Diaper – Armadillo – Snap
Interesting color choices are one of the unique features of BumGenius’ cloth diapers. The “armadillo” diaper is a steely gray. The diaper has snaps that make them adjustable for newborns up through toddlers, and customers seem pleased with both their adjustability and durability. The pocket allows for inserts if your baby needs that extra layer of protection.
7. dzt1968 1pc Best Seller Cloth Nappy Reusable Washable Baby Cloth Nappies Diapers (Green)
You’ll love the bright color choices of these cloth reusable diapers by dzt1968, including the spring green variety mentioned here. Made from polyester with an elastic waterproof TPU film for the outer layer, these comfortable diapers are washable and one-size-fits-all because of their rows of adjustable snaps. They also work as diaper covers. The material they are made from is phthalate, latex, lead Free and BPA Free.
8. gDiapers gPants Pouches, Medium/Large/X-Large (6 Count)
The gDiapers’ “gBreathe” technology makes for a very breathable and comfortable diaper for your infant. The breathable fabric means less chance of diaper rash, always a plus. Their disposable diaper inserts can be flushed, while the diaper pouch can be changed quickly and easily without having to remove the entire pant.
9. Thirsties Duo Wrap Snap, Blackbird, Size One
Thirsties Duo Wrap Snap is a comfortable, neat fitting diaper with leg gussets that help to minimize leaks. The manufacturer suggests that it be used with their Stay Dry Duo inserts for extra effectiveness. The size one measures 0.5 x 9 x 9 inches and fits babies between 6 and 18 pounds. The diapers come in a variety of cute colors and prints including the whimsical trees and birds of the blackbird print mentioned here.
10. bumGenius Freetime One-Size All-In-One Cloth Diaper – Mirror (Snap)
BumGenius continues their innovative designs with the Freetime Cloth Diaper. The adjustable snaps make this polyester diaper an excellent one for long time use, from the time baby is born up until the time they’re reading to start using the potty. The outer cover is leak proof and the sides of the diaper stretch to fit your baby comfortably with minimal chances for leaking. The stay dry layers are highly absorbent and provide plenty of softness for your baby. The inserts can go in the traditional dryer on a tumble-dry low setting, while they suggest line drying the cover.