Great Cloth Diapers for New UsersWith so many types of cloth diapers available, the prospect of building a diaper stash to a new cloth diaper user can seem overwhelming. Whether you are ready to make the switch or even just considering cloth, these are some great options you may want to consider to get you started.
All-in-one diapers, or AIOs, are easy to use and easy to clean. The absorbent layer(s) and waterproof outer layer are encompassed in one unit, meaning no stuffing in an insert before use or pulling an insert out before washing as you would with most pocket diapers, and no multiple steps such as folding a prefold and placing it on baby, followed by a cover. They are available in snap closures or hook and loop closures, which can make cloth diapering more user-friendly to those who are used to the tabs on disposable diapers. Many popular cloth diaper brands, such as BumGenius and Thirsties, offer all-in-one diapers.
prefolds and covers may be a more desirable approach. Prefolds can be purchased singly or in bulk for a greater discount, and are usually priced between $2-$4 per prefold. There are a variety of folding and securing techniques that do require a learning curve to using prefolds, but they can also be laid inside a cover and used as a simple liner. There are many tutorials online for the various ways to fold a prefold, but a great one for some basic folds can be found here at http://www.clothdiaperoutlet.com/how_to_fold_prefolds.html. Waterproof PUL covers can be wiped out and reused over several diaper changes therefore reducing the number needed to complete your stash and therefore, the cost of getting with cloth.