Five Pocket Cloth Diapers Recommended for Beginners

For a beginning cloth diaper convert, the choices can be overwhelming and I am often asked 5 for beginners“What do you recommend?”

At the core of modern cloth diapers is the pocket diaper.  After all, it’s pretty much the invention that revolutionized and revitalized the industry, actually it created our industry.

So for me, recommending pocket diapers to beginners just makes sense.  By trying a few, a person can really get a feel for how cloth diapering works, what most diapers are made up of; waterproof outer, stay-dry interior and absorbent core or inserts.  The three things you NEED in order for a diaper to work.

In this post I’m going to share with you my Top 5 Pocket Diapers for Newbies.

Fuzzi Bunz:

This was one of my very first cloth diapers.  Durable snaps, soft and pliable fb-onesize-apple-greenwaterproof exterior, and a super plush and soft microfleece interior which keeps baby feeling dry and rash free.

One-Size Fuzzi Bunz Pocket Diapers now have adjustable elastic in the legs and waist which allow you to adjust the fit to suit your babies needs, without the diaper having to be covered in snaps.  The elastic only needs to be readjusted as your child grows.

BumGenius 4.0:

The BumGenius 4.0 One Size Pocket Diaper is a true workhorse bg 4 2diaper.  It’s made of all things that great pocket diapers are made of.  Suedecloth interior which is soft and sythetic so baby feels dry.  Snaps or Aplix closure soy you can choose what you prefer and it’s made by a company who’s proven themselves to make cloth diapers that work.

Thirsties Duo Diaper: 

Not to be confused with the Duo Wrap (a diaper cover), Duo All-In-One or Duo Fab Fitted, the Duo Diaper was Thirsties first pocket diaper.  Available in two highly adjustable sizes and inserts that are made of microfiber and hemp, these diapers are functional and trimduo diaper

The Duo Pocket Diaper also features a front and back elasticized pocket opening which means your inserts can simply agitate out in the wash, you don’t need to un-stuff your dirty diapers before washing.  They’re also proudly made in the USA and backed by a company with a reputation for excellence.

Tiny Tush Elite One Size:

Another fabulous made in the USA pocket diaper.  The TT Elite Diaper comes in a variety pocket diaper ttof adorable prints that some other big brands are lacking, and the same great features.  Snaps or aplix, microfleece interior, fits up to 35lbs+ and sometimes beyond.  It’s generous pocket opening makes stuffing easier and it’s front panel features a waterproof barrier at the top that will help with leaking at the waist.

Rumparooz One Size Pocket Diaper:

Rumparooz PreppyThese diapers are also among the most popular and well known.  They feature a unique gusset on the inside, in addition to leg elastic, that help provide extra protection from leaks while still providing comfort.

The inside of the Rumparooz Pocket Diaper is lined with 100% microchamois and is super soft.  It provides a hypo-allergenic, no-pill, stay-dry lining for baby.

The above one size pocket diapers each come with two absorbent inserts.  This means that each diaper comes with all you need to use it one time, no extra pieces or purchases required.

There are of course many more brands and styles of cloth diapers.  I chose the above diapers based upon their ease of use, company history, customer support and product warranty.  I hope that everyone’s first experience with a modern cloth diaper will be a good one, and by choosing one of the above I am confident it will be.


About Cloth Diaper Geek

Julie Clark is a mama to three crazy kids. She developed a passion for the industry after cloth diapering her twins. She's a former cloth diaper retailer and the mama behind the Cloth Diaper Geek blog.
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