August 19, 2011

Benefits of a Cloth Diaper with front and back pocket openings?

There aren't very many cloth diapers on the market with both front and back pocket openings.  Chances are, if you haven't tried one then you probably don't know what you're missing.

One of our favorite cloth diapers that features both front and back pocket openings is the Thirsties Duo Diaper.  Here are some of the great benefits of dual pocket openings.
  • You can stuff your diaper from the font or back and the generous openings allow you to position your inserts much more easily and fix any bunching that may occur.
  • Your inserts will agitate out in the wash.  No longer will you need to reach in to those messy diapers and retrieve the inserts with your bare hands.  You really can toss the whole diaper into the pail or washer and the inserts will easily agitate out in the washer.
  • Should you choose to remove your inserts before washing, the front opening allows you to remove inserts without having to reach in the back where messes frequently occur.
  • Cloth Diapers with front and back openings are less likely to catch debris in the wash.  With traditional pockets, tiny yucky little poop particles can be washed into the diapers pocket and then just when you think your diapers are clean you find that they have these hidden "treasures" requiring them to be washed again.
  • Thirsties Duo Diaper openings are generous enough to contain a variety of inserts, doublers, prefolds, etc.  and they can easily be stuffed without fear of ripping or tearing the diaper.
So what are your thoughts?  Have you tried Thirsties Duo Diapers?  Are you a fan of the dual pocket openings or do you not really care for them?