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.
READERS’ CHOICE | Baby Kicks 3G Pocket Diaper
Baby Kicks makes a pocket diaper that’s probably most similar to the Oh Katy, in that the pocket is up front rather than the back. Basically if your child is more prone to blowouts up the back than leakage up the front (such as with a baby girl), then a front-loading pocket is what you need. However, we did like that the poop was confined to the back of the diaper – far away from the front pocket.
One thing you’ll notice about the Baby Kicks is that the gusseted legs are made entirely of fleece, making it virtually impossible for your baby to get red welts or chafing. At first we were concerned that the diaper would leak right through the gusseted legs (there’s no waterproof cover over them at all), but so far we haven’t had too much of an issue.
All in all, the Baby Kicks wasn’t the best at containing leaks (we had a few clothing changes), but they seemed to perform better for the toddler than the infant. In fact, the Baby Kicks fit our especially narrow toddler almost as well as the Oh Katy, thanks to the diaper’s side snaps. We were also thrilled the snaps were incredibly hard for a toddler to undo.
Get it from Baby Kicks, $18.50 per diaper