Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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What Is a Pocket Diaper and Why Is It Important?

There are a variety of types of cloth diapers for sale and the choices can be overwhelming for someone new to this modern cloth diapering world. But one diaper-type that is popular-yet-sometimes-misunderstood is the pocket-style diaper. FuzziBunz was the first modern cloth diaper to popularize the pocket concept in 2000 and the invention has taken off ever since then. So let's talk about some questions you might have about the popular "pocket-style" diaper

What is a "Pocket" diaper? A pocket cloth diaper has a pocket opening in the middle of the diaper where you can stuff absorbent materials inside the diaper. Think of a pocket diaper as one with three key components:
  1. You have the inside fleece layer that lays dry against baby's skin, 
  2. You have a colorful outer shell that keeps the wetness contained inside the diaper, and 
  3. You have a pocket opening that you and stuff something like a microterry cotton insert or washcloth inside it.
Why are "Pocket" diapers important? Pockets serve a variety of important functions, making a cloth diaper more versatile. First of all, a pocket opening allows for customizable absorbency. If your baby is a heavy wetter or you are looking for leak-proof, nighttime protection, you can choose to stuff extra materials inside the pocket. A little trial and error will help you find the right amount of absorbency materials you'll need. A second important function of the pocket diaper is that is allows for better and faster washing. By separating the inside components from the diaper and washing them together, you have the opportunity to get the diapers extra clean. Then, when you dry them, because they dry as two separate components, they dry faster, saving you time and energy.

As you can see, the pocket diaper is a worthwhile contribution to the diapering world and one that is surly here to stay! It makes for a customizable, faster and more efficient diapering system.

Known as the “Mother of the Modern Cloth Diaper,” Tereson Dupuy invented the cloth diaper that started the entire modern cloth diapering movement more than a decade ago. She later turned her invention into what is known today as FuzziBunz cloth diapers, a popular brand of cloth diapers since 2000.  As an inventor, business owner and mom to three, Tereson has many years of personal and professional experience in the cloth diaper industry, and she's excited to work with The Cloth Diaper Whisperer to offer her perspective on cloth diapering trends and insights. She can be found online at www.FuzziBunz.com

8 comments:

Ash and Rowe said...

Fuzzibunz Pocket diapers are the first diapers we started with and pocket diapers are our favorite!

Laura said...

I have to say that so far in my cloth diapering journey - the pocket diaper is my go-to and favorite diaper. I've got a petite little girl and although I like the prefolds & snappi fasteners I am quite challenged at getting the prefolds on her with a good fit. I love my FB & other pockets most then I have my favorites for out & about.

Parrott Family said...

I agree totally! Those are all the reasons I went with the FB diapers for part of our stash. They are wonderful and I recommend them to all my friends!

Sarah Schulz said...

I love my pockets! I will occasionally mix it up with an AI2 or prefolds/covers but 90% of the time I use pockets. And I love love love my FuzziBunz perfect size. Love them.

Nicole said...

I love fuzzi bunz. They are kind of expensive when youre first starting out though.

M said...

I'd love to try out FuzziBunz pocket diapers sometime.

Leslie said...

I absolutely love our pocket diapers. It was such a great choice for our first foray into cloth diapering. Wouldn't go back on that choice in a million years!

Kate In Love said...

We are just starting our CD exploration. We are most interested in pocket diapers right now.