Many say AIO’s and Pocket diapers provide the ultimate in convenience when it comes to cloth diapering but I beg to differ.
The tri-folded prefold and diaper cover, couldn’t get any easier to use in my opinion.
- No stuffing required or matching up sized inserts to match the desired pocket diaper.
- No un-stuffing. This means you can toss the prefold in the diaper pail or washing machine as is, no reaching in to retrieve dirty inserts.
- Reusable cover. At each diaper change simply grab a fresh new prefold, trifold it and lay it in the diaper to replace the soiled on. Unless you feel the cover is stinky or has gotten poop on it then there’s no need to wash it.
- Covers can be easily wiped out to give you even more diaper changes before washing. You already have to wipe the babies bottom, why not grab an extra wipe and quickly wipe down the inside of the cover. This prevents the pee smell and works if just a little poop got on it in a place that easily be wiped away.
- Covers are the easiest to launder. After a wash and spin cycle they’re only slightly damp and can be hung to dry in your laundry room. This conserves energy and will keep your covers in newer shape for longer.
This isn’t necessarily a prefolds vs. modern cloth diapers post, but just intended to show that using prefolds doesn’t have to involve fancy folding techniques or fasteners. Just fold in thirds, lay in the cover and that’s it!
What do you feel is the easiest method of cloth diapering, in your opinion?
Written by Julie, ClothDiaperGeek.com