Babble Best Picks:
Cloth diapers aren't always the most convenient or cheapest option, but it's a choice that's healthy for your baby and the planet. Plus, they've come a long way! Today you can find highly absorbent, easy-to-fit cloth diapers that are used exactly like disposables - only you throw them in the wash instead of the garbage. Plus, it's not an all-or-nothing decision. You can use hybrid options (which are biodegradable but disposable), or supplement your cloth diapers with disposables.
Yet all of these advances have given cloth-using parents one problem: too many diapers to choose from! Luckily, we tested 17 of the most popular cloth diapers - from prefolds to all-in-ones - to find the best of the best. Did we forget one? Nominate your favorite here.
BEST OVERALL | Bummis Tots Bots Easy Fit Pocket Diaper
After months of testing cloth diapers, this is the first one we reach for every time. If we could pick only one type of diaper to use, this Tots Bots Easy Fit (distributed by Bummis) would be it.
The Easy Fit has everything you could ask for in a cloth diaper: It functions like an AIO because the liner is attached, yet you’re able to stuff the sewn-in liner like a pocket diaper for more customizable absorbency. And then when it’s time to wash, just throw the entire diaper right in the water (no unsnapping or unstuffing), and the liner shakes out on its own. (We’ve washed these diapers dozens of times and they’ve always come out clean.) And even though they wash like an AIO, they don’t take days to dry. They’re the easiest to wash and dry, hands down.
We’re also obsessed with the super soft lining made with bamboo fibre. Not only does bamboo feel buttery soft, but it’s also 70 percent more absorbent (on contact) than cotton, and it has natural antibacterial properties.
To top it off, the Easy Fit contained leaks and blowouts exceptionally well, was incredibly easy to fit both our infant and toddler testers (it grows from 8 to 35 pounds), and didn’t leave any red marks. Overall we have no complaints. Love, love, love them.
Get it from Amazon, $23.95 a diaper