If your parenting style is best described as “granola” or “hippie”, ie: you buy only organics, you want only the best for bb and for the environment, then cloth diapering might just be for you.
We know what you’re thinking — regular, single-use diapering is hard enough already (and it is!). Any diaper can get soaked through, poo can fly out the back in all directions, and even worse, they can explode in the pool. Why would anyone want to throw cloth diapers into the mix and make it even worse? Well, it’s certainly not for everyone (especially if you hate-hate-hate cleaning up sh*t), but if you’re not totally squeamish and truly care about the future of our planet, cloth diapering can be a great alternative.
In fact, it’s becoming more and more popular. Don’t get us wrong, roughly 10 percent of families are opting for washable, reusable cloth diapers over their indestructible, never-biodegrading counterparts. But still— the more Greta Thunberg educates each of us about climate change, and the more we learn about what we can do personally to help the planet, millennial families are cozying up to cloth diapers (plug your nose).
Are you game? If you are, get ready, because this isn’t for the faint of heart. Truth be told, it’s really not that f***ing difficult, either. We’ve got the 15 best mom approved cloth diapers for 2020.
Best Cloth Diaper For Newborn Babies
Perfect for newborns, this all-in-one cloth diaper features an umbilical cord snap-down panel, which prevents the diaper from getting in baby’s way or causing irritation. No parent wants an irritated baby!
The No Prep Organic Cloth Diaper is a newbie parent’s dream. Not on your cloth diaper A-game yet? No sweat. This diaper requires “no prep,” meaning there’s no folding. Just snap-in the inserts and you’re ready to diaper your first-ever baby!
Best Cloth Diaper For Toddlers
One size fits all with this Best Bottoms Cloth Diaper — from eight pounds to 35 pounds. It’s also got front snaps so you can customize the fit *plus* a double waterproof protection layer to prevent leaks.
Best Cloth Diaper For Overnights
Got a heavy wetter? Then this is for sure the diaper for your little one because it doesn’t take any crap. It’s anti-leak, thanks to thick gusset features in the inner leg, so the diaper fits snug and keeps all those undesirables inside.
Nothing is as sh*tty as realizing your baby’s diaper exploded in the middle of the night. The hemp cotton cloth diaper provides a great nighttime solution as it’s super absorbent and catches all of baby’s pee (and poop). The wet won’t wake up baby and you can stay sleeping through the night, mama.
Best Cloth Diaper For Potty Training
Ecoposh Training Pants are a BFD. They’re almost always sold out on Amazon because parents (and toddlers!) love them so much. Made with organic bamboo velour, these training pants pull-up and are super absorbent— you know, because #AccidentsHappen).
Best Splurge Cloth Diaper
These cloth diapers may hold sh*t but there’s no added sh*t in them. No fragrances, no chlorine, no chemicals, no additives. It’s nothing but good stuff in here and best of all, that outer layer made of fleece is hypoallergenic and stain-free. These diapers can withstand anything — even #3!
Best Bang For Your Buck Cloth Diaper
At $36 for an 8 pack, the Kawaii Baby Good Night Heavy Wetter Cloth Diaper is a steal. It’s perfect for babies who don’t usually wake up dry and best of all, it doesn’t break your bank account.
Best All-In-One Cloth Diaper
Another affordable option, why not get a whole cloth diaper set for $98? Thirsties are outfitted with adorable nature-inspired prints and feature elastic around the legs to ensure a tight AF fit. You know, you don’t want any leakage.
Best Pocket Cloth Diaper
Pocket diapers come with an attached stay-dry lining and waterproof cover. This one from bumGenius fills all the requirements of a go-to cloth diaper. When your baby soils the diaper, you simply remove the insert and the cover and wash both. This one also wicks moisture away from baby’s skin, so you don’t have to worry about it causing a rash.
Best Pre-Folded Cloth Diaper
If you care what goes on your baby’s skin, then OsoCozy’s Unbleached Diapers may be the cloth diapers for you. Made from pure, 100% unbleached Indian cotton in a lint-free gauze weave, these pre-folded diapers are certainly the comfiest around.
Best Cloth Diaper For Swimming
This waterproof outerlayer is made of 100% polyester, so you know it’s designed to, um, “hold solids.” Yep, even in the water. The colors and patterns are oh so cute, too.
Best Cloth Diaper Overall
GroVia is a popular cloth diaper brand that’s sold out 99.9% of the time. It’s very high-quality, as it’s made from a quick-dry hemp, cotton, and fleece blend. It’s soft AF on baby’s skin and gentle on you as you navigate through this cloth diapering journey.