There are so many great cloth diapering options out there, I want to draw your attention to one more! I believe people who decide to cloth diaper strive to get the best value for their money without sacrificing baby's comfort. What if you could combine the value of a prefold with the comfort/ease of a pocket diapers? Let me tell you how I did...
I love my pocket diapers. I adore the ease of using a pocket diaper as well as their ability to wick mosture away from baby's bum. My favorite and trusted night-time diaper is the bumGenius One Size 3.0 pocket diaper. I found the 100% polyester suedecloth used in them is wonderful for keeping baby dry for long periods of time. The only thing with these is that they can be a little more pricy when looking to use them all the time.
On the other hand I like the great value of my Chinese prefolds. They are relatively inexpensive and are often called the "work-horse" of a cloth diapering stash (I know they are mine). The downfall of these are that they don't usually hold up over night and you have to add liners to wick moisture away.
So, I decided to go searching for something that I could inexpensively add to my pre-existing stash (which largely includes Chinese prefolds and microfiber inserts) to give me the same functionality as my wonderful pocket dipes.
While searching I came across this amazing product that will do just that! It's called the bumGenius Stay Dry Insert Sock!
These insert socks have many benefits to them.
1. They are made of the same suedecloth used in my beloved bumGenius diapers. Essentially transforming my prefolds and extra microfiber inserts into pocket diapers when coupled with a good diaper cover (I prefer the one size Wonderwraps).
2. That's right, these insert socks are big enough to stuff a premium Chinese prefold or two inserts with ease.
3. These are great for using when you are out because like the popular two in one diaper systems, all you need to pack are a few pre-stuffed insert socks and an extra diaper cover and you're ready to go. This frees up valuable space in your diaper bag.
4. As I mentioned before, these are SO inexpensive (but very well made). If you already have prefolds/inserts and some diaper covers you can convert them with insert socks for a fraction of the cost it would be to buy all new pocket diapers. And in my opinion they work just as well!
By Kelley M.