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What is a fitted diaper?

If you’re just getting started with cloth diapers some of the terms can be very confusing. One of those terms is a fitted diaper. Fitted diapers can be a little intimidating to a beginner and you may not understand why you’d want to use them. Fitted diapers are typically made from natural fibers (cotton, hemp, bamboo) or blends (natural fiber blended with synthetics/polyesters). Natural fibers are super absorbent, eco-friendly, and gently for your baby. They are one of the softest diapers you’ll ever put on your baby, but most fitted diapers are not “stay dry.” They don’t wick the moisture away from your baby’s skin like a pocket diaper and may feel slightly wet to the touch. Natural fiber diapers and fitteds need to be washed/prepped 3-6 times to reach their maximum absorbency and will continue to become more absorbent the more they are washed. Anatomy of a Fitted Diaper Fitted diapers are great for newborn babies and their delicate skin.  Fitted diapers are most often used for nights, naps, and heavy wetters. When your favorite pocket or AIO diaper just doesn’t hold enough overnight, a fitted diaper may keep your baby’s sheets dry for longer periods of time. While you can add doublers, inserts, or boosters to a pocket or AIO diaper; fitted diapers tend to have more layers and thinner layers of absorbency. A typical fitted diaper may have up …

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Why Do I Need Fitted Diapers?

I remember doing all the research when I decided to use cloth diapers. I looked at prices, brands, everything, but I could not wrap my mind around fitted diapers. They were around the same price as pockets, AIO’s or pretty much everything else I was looking at. BUT…..you also had to buy covers. That made absolutely no sense to me, spend even more money? Why would I do that? Then, it happened. My second baby was a boy. It only took a few nights of being covered in pee to have that lightbulb go off. I need fitted diapers and I need them now! Fitted diapers are unique because the entire diaper is absorbent, from the inside layer to the outside layer. They are the most absorbed, leak proof option available and, a surefire solution for heavy wetters. While the diaper itself isn’t waterproof, there are different options for covering it. You can use wool, fleece, or PUL covers. You can also opt to go coverless to help clear up a bad rash because they are so breathable. Fitted diapers are also a great option for the summertime for the same reason. Fitted diapers are the perfect nighttime diapering solution so you can wake up to dry sheets and a happy baby. Heading out for a long car ride? Slap on a fitted diaper and be confident you won’t be …

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The Wonderful World of Fitteds

My son is a heavy wetter. At 9 months old long gone are the days where just a microfiber insert will keep him dry for more than 2 hours. So probably around 6 months we started stuffing a hemp insert under the microfiber in most diapers now that’s how every diaper is. But at the beginning of the hemp stuffing at night a big microfiber insert with hemp would work. Gradually we noticed that our little guy wasn’t waking up dry. He sleeps from about 6pm-7:30am and his bedtime routine starts around 5 so he can really be wearing the diaper for 14ish hours. We came to the realization that we needed to try something new. Enter the world of fitteds. We figured 4 would be a good number after all its only for night. So we got one of the following brands: sustainablebabyish organic bamboo fleece in small, ittibitti boo in small, Blueberry fitted, and an Ecoposh. My son at 9 months had not yet hit 14lbs. He is a tiny little guy. We also got a Blueberry cover, our neighbor gave us two small Thirsties covers so we were set. I prepped them all and was excited for this new adventure. My husband wasn’t thrilled with something other than our pockets but our son waking up in a dry sleeper was more important to him. Looking at all …

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Fluff Friday 141

Fluff Friday 2-Thirsties Duo Fab Fitted Diapers Question of the week: Do you wash your cloth diapers in a top loader or front loader? Leave your comment before Thursday, August 4th at 7pm EST. (You can only answer the “Question of the Week” ONCE PER GIVEAWAY, NOT PER DAY.) Other ways to enter: Head on over to Thirsties on Facebook. Leave a comment on our wall letting them know that The Cloth Diaper Whisperer sent you. Leave a comment in response to this post by letting us know you commented on their wall. Being a follower of our blog or subscribing to our blog, gives you one extra comment PER GIVEAWAY, NOT PER DAY. Simply post a comment saying that you are a follower. Commenting in other posts during the week will give you ONE EXTRA comment PER EACH comment that you make. Simply post a comment on this one saying the title of the post where you wrote your comment. So, what are you waiting for?? Participating in other posts pays off!!! You must have your Blogger profile accessible to be selected as a winner. Advertising the giveaway in a forum or other blog gives you ONE extra comment PER GIVEAWAY, NOT PER DAY. Simply post a comment saying that you are a advertising and where. Using our button on your blog (or starting to) gives you one extra …

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A Swim Diaper Changed It All

If you had asked me a year ago if we used cloth or disposable diapers on our then 4-month-old girl, I would have looked at you like you were insane for even asking and answered disposables. Cloth diapers had been mentioned to me maybe once or twice by my mom while I was pregnant. I didn’t take her seriously at all. I had seen those squares of material she later used as dust cloths after I was done with diapers. If only I had known. Fast-forward a couple of months. I was planning to start a mommy and me swim class with the Miss. For the class, she needed a swim diaper and vinyl pants over it. The pool sold them, but there had to be something better on the Internet, right? What did I find? Re-usable cloth swim diapers with a waterproof outer shell? That would work! And, what are these other things this website sells? bumGenius? Pocket diaper? All-in-one? Huh? I was intrigued but ordered my swim diaper and nothing else. Around the same time, my best friend was deep in planning for her first baby. She mentioned to me that she was looking into cloth diapers. We have always been highly competitive. So, obviously, if there was something to this cloth diaper thing, I couldn’t let her out-do me. I really started looking into cloth more seriously. …

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