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.
MOST STYLISH | bumGenius Elemental One-Size Artist Series
If you’re tired of the same old solid colors and semi-cheesy patterns, the Artist Series by bumGenius is exactly what you’re looking for. Designed in four gender-neutral prints by the artist Chelsea Perry, we haven’t found a more stylish cloth diaper yet – not even close. In fact, even disposable-diapering style mavens might be persuaded to switch over after seeing these in person.
As for the diaper itself, it’s one of our top favorites. The all-in-one, one-size diaper is, of course, convenient, and the organic cotton, six-layer lining is incredibly absorbent. (We’d choose organic cotton or bamboo over standard microfiber any day.) Plus, we never had a problem getting a good fit.
In fact, the bumGenius Elemental gave the GroVia a close run as the best AIO. And while the bumGenius is way more stylish, GroVia has a trimmer fit, dries much quicker and is more affordable. But if your baby/toddler is on the bigger side, these bumGenius one-size diapers are the way to go.
Bonus: If you’re looking for a more affordable route, bumGenius makes their Artist Series in a pocket style.
Get it from Cotton Babies, $26.95 for an AIO or $19.95 for a pocket diaper