Parents choose pocket diapers for ease and convenience. For the rest of the story, we’ve gathered comments from our customers’ reviews of pocket diapers.
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Getting a Good Fit with Pocket Diapers
Parents start with a particular diaper for colors and style, but they stay with a particular diaper because it works. One of the most important elements of making a diaper work is getting the fit right so the diaper won’t leak. Fit depends on the shape of the baby, and some brands make getting a good fit easier.
“This diaper has a unique sizing system compared to others I’ve used, and I find it helpful to be able to adjust the elastic tight enough around my babies legs, but keep enough room around his belly, without leaks.” Lisa reviews Fuzzi Bunz one-size diapers on bynature.ca, “Good one size pocket diaper for small babies”
“I have tried a couple different pocket diapers and I liked HH fitted b/c they seem to have a lot of elastic around the legs so they are not too tight on my babies legs.” Mariko reviews Happy Heinys pocket diapers on bynature.ca, “I would buy these diapers again”
Easy to Use Pockets
There is very little specialized knowledge needed to make a pocket diaper work. No long explanations and processes to convey to babysitters, grandparents, or daycare providers. That makes pocket diapers very easy to use away from home.
“We did EC and used these as our naptime and going-out diapers. I found them especially useful because they could be easily put on while the kid is standing up- something mine both insisted on doing as soon as they could stand.” Eleanor reviews Fuzzi Bunz perfect size diapers on bynature.ca, “Awesome”
“We use these diapers primarily on outings and when we send our son to daycare. . . . the best pocket style diaper we have used.” VRon reviews Fuzzi Bunz perfect size diapers on bynature.ca, “Great Diapers”
“Our daycare loves them – they are their fav cloth diapers, they tell us regularly.” Michelle reviews Happy Heinys pocket diapers on bynature.ca, “Our main diapers from Day 1 (almost!)”
Pocket Diaper Inserts
All pocket diapers require inserts. Inserts provide the absorbency of the diaper. One of the disadvantages of pocket diapers is having to unstuff a wet insert, but Apple Cheeks brand touts the inserts coming out in the wash by themselves as a benefit. When it works, customers love this.
“If you are put off by having to unstuff dirty diapers, these ones will solve that problem. We just put these in the washing machine and the inserts come out in the wash as promised, both in a top-loading and front-loading machine.” WL reviews Apple Cheeks Cloth Diapers on bynature.ca, “No more ‘yuck’”
“My inserts didn’t come out all the time in the washer though.” Tara reviews Apple Cheeks Cloth Diapers on bynature.ca, “Nice diaper”
Cautions about Pocket Diapers
A lot of parents are true believers in particular brands, but I didn’t find any raves for pocket diapers in general as pocket diapers. A couple of reviewers had general cautions, though.
“I don’t like that the entire thing has to be washed after each use, but all pocket diapers are like that.” Kristen reviews BumGenius one-size pocket diapers, “Top of my pocket diaper list”
“I would recommend a good fitted diaper for an easy to use, cheaper, more leak proof combination.” Kim reviews Apple Cheeks Cloth Diapers on bynature.ca, “Can find better value and fit”
Not everyone uses pocket diapers as intended. One reviewer mentioned using the pocket diaper as a cover, with the absorbent diaper next to the baby.
“I use these with flat diapers and pre-folds placed on top rather [than] stuffed.” LisaT reviews Apple Cheeks Cloth Diapers on bynature.ca, “My favourite Diaper Cover/pocket Diaper”
Using a pocket diapers as just a cover would seem to negate the benefit of the pocket and wicking moisture away from a baby’s skin, but it also points to the versatility of the style. You don’t necessarily have to use a diaper as recommended. Use a diaper how it works for you.
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