The diapers that most closely resemble disposables are the All-In-Ones. These diapers include brands such as bumGenius Freetime (great for overnight), bumGenius Elemental (one of my favorites) Moraki Fluffles, Moraki OneSize (OS) and Thirsties Duo AIO. These diapers contain a waterproof shell and a built-in absorbent layer, and Velcro (aplix) or snap fasteners. Usually these are stacked and sewn together which makes the diapers wonderfully absorbent, but may take a little longer to dry than other types of cloth diapers. These are a great buy for the parents or grandparents who want the ease of simply putting on the diaper with no extra steps involved.
The All-in-Two and hybrids have a detachable snap-in or lay-in insert, which means that the shell can be reused for more than one diaper change. You just remove the wet, dirty insert and snap in the new insert while using the same shell! (The shell is the waterproof outer part of the diaper) I have used these because the idea of just carrying around inserts as opposed to whole diapers fit my lifestyle more conveniently. The great thing about the removable insert is that you can add as many or as little inserts you feel necessary for your child. These inserts also have a tendency to dry more quickly than the AIOs. These brands include Softbums, Best Bottoms and LalabyeBaby.
|Kawaii Charcoal Bamboo Pocket|
Pocket diapers include a waterproof shell with a pocket sewn inside, where an insert can be stuffed in. The waterproof outer usually made of Polyurethane Laminate (PUL) or Thermoplastic Polyrethane (TPU), and a stay-dry inside layer made of wicking materials such as microfleece, minky, or suede-cloth. The two layers are sewn together with an opening (pocket, usually at the back but sometimes in the front or middle) to add an absorbent insert (or two). These diapers are great for first time cloth diapering parents, they just include the extra step of stuffing the shell. Types of pocket diapers include Rumparooz, bumGenius 4.0, and Kawaii.