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Cloth Diaper Covers Pros and Cons

Pul/Synthetic

Pros:
  • inexpensive
  • quick drying
  • leaks are less common
  • easy to use and quick to put on
  • only need a few covers
  • easy to care for
  • can be reused between changes (if not soiled)

Cons:

  • may need to try a few brands to find best fit for your child
  • are not as breathable as wool/fleece
  • can be bulky

Wool

Pros:

  • provides the most breathability
  • made of natural fibers
  • keeps the baby’s bottom much cooler than synthetic
  • only needs laundered when soiled or smelly
  • if only wet, it may be used many times between washes
  • shorties/longies double as clothing

Cons:

  • needs a special wash routine (most are hand wash only)
  • may need to buy a special wool detergent
  • may take up to 3 days to air dry
  • can be bulky
  • typically more expensive

Fleece

Pros:

  • inexpensive
  • quick to dry
  • breathable soft

Cons:

  • may retain odors
  • may experience wicking
  • may require special washing
  • may pill or bead


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