If you are like most parents in India (or even us 4 years back), you either know about the traditional nappies, which need to be changed after every pee or the disposables that are available in every nook and corner, every street and shop and guarantee your baby a "Full night's sleep".
However, modern cloth diapering is quite different and offers you leak-proof protection, keeps you baby's bottom dry and looks cute :) You dont believe us ! then read more... And we forgot to add that the same diaper works from birth to potty training!
Cloth diapers have come a looongg way, baby. These days, there are nearly a dozen types of cloth diapers, from the more traditional flat and prefolded squares of absorbent material that lay inside a diaper cover to hybrid diapers with washable outer covers and disposable inserts.
"There are so many options -- no matter your baby's body type or activity level, there's a style on the market that will work for him or her," says mom blogger Erin Odom, author of Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert: A Simple, Comprehensive Guide to Using Cloth Diapers.
Two of these diapers are as below:
A pocket diaper has a pocket opening between the outer waterproof shell (or cover) and the inner layer that touches baby's skin. You can place the absorbent material (insert) inside this pocket opening. The pocket diapers (diaper + insert) need to be changed every 2-3 hours. There are many different kinds of inserts available. We will talk about them later
AIOs as the name suggest have the outer water proof layer, inner stay dry layer as well as the insert stitched-in together. They are similar to disposables - easy to use, remove the entire diaper after every change. There are different kinds and styles of AIOs and every brand differs in the material and absorbency.
Baby diapers with more absorption, comfort for your baby and ease for you are the aim. And as an added bonus, you do you bit in saving the environment! Choosing reusable cloth diapers against disposable ones that are cluttering landfills and causing air, water and land pollution, makes you a sustainability champion!!