All in Two Diaper Guide for 2013

All in two diapers (AI2s) – what’s not to love? They last longer, generate less diaper laundry, and are more economical than pockets and all-in-ones. Each brand has a slightly different system with slightly different choices, so I’ve compiled one handy guide that compares the best all in twos available. In one quick glance you can compare where they’re made, sizing, pricing, closures, insert options, and more! Download the free PDF guide by clicking here.

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How many inserts per cover you need for your all-in-two system will depend on your baby’s age. Babies who are not yet eating solid foods tend to have messier diapers, which may require you to wash the covers more frequently. Therefore, in the early months, you might find yourself in need of three inserts per cover, but later, you can go through as many as five or six inserts before needing to wash the cover. Covers contain the more delicate materials (elastic and laminate), so washing causes wear and tear on these components. By using an all-in-two system, you can keep your cloth diapers in better condition for longer than is possible with other systems that require washing after every single use. Hopefully this means you can resell them for more, or use them on more than one child!

For cost comparison purposes, I ran numbers assuming purchasing six inserts per cover in the full range of available sizes to fit a baby from newborn to potty training (hypothetically). Six was the easiest number of inserts to calculate because some brands’ inserts are sold in packages of two, three, or six.

Even the most expensive option averages out to $19.99 per change, which is right in line with the price of a typical pocket diaper or AIO.

Cost per change of AI2 diapers

  • gDiapers – $19.99 per diaper change. Includes covers in small, medium, and large at $17.99 each, plus two six-packs of gCloth at $32.99 (NB/S and M/L/XL sizes).
  • Best Bottom – $14.68 per diaper change. Includes one shell at $16.95, plus six stay-dry microfiber inserts in S, M, and L at $3.95 each.
  • GroVia – $11.80 per diaper change. Includes one shell at $16.95 with three 2-packs of stay-dry soakers at $17.95 each.
  • SoftBums – $11.56 per diaper change. Includes one Echo shell at $21.95, six small DryTouch pods at $2.95 each, and six large DryTouch pods at $4.95 each.
  • Flip – $7.48 per diaper change. Includes one cover at $14.95 with two 3-packs of stay-dry inserts at $14.95 each.

 

Are you a fan of all in two diapers? If so, what’s your favorite system and why?

The Best AIO Diapers of 2013

Did you see last week’s post on the best pocket diapers? This week we’re featuring the best AIO diapers. That’s short for “all-in-one” if you’re new to cloth diapers; just read the guide and it will all become clear!

In this series of free downloadable product guides, I’ll introduce you to the best brands of cloth diapers. These diapers are made by respected companies with fair manufacturing practices – no sweatshop diapers allowed. These are brands you can trust because the products are made well, but if you should need support down the road, I know you’ll get it, whether from the manufacturer or the retailer. You can find a wide range of price points in each guide, so there’s something to fit any budget.

Here’s a peek at 19 of the best AIO diapers currently on the market in the United States and Canada. (It was just a coincidence that 19 pocket diapers were on last week’s list, too!) Do you own any of these? Which ones would make your personal list of the best AIO diapers?

Best AIO Diapers

Download the free PDF guide to AIO diapers to see and compare lots of handy information about the best AIO diapers – where they’re made, how much they cost, the sizing options, types of closures and absorbent materials, and which cloth diaper retailers carry what.

Pocket Diaper Picks of 2013

About once a week this summer, I’ll be publishing free downloadable product information guides to help you find the best cloth diapering products that suit your needs. What makes a diaper worthy of the Diaper Wrecker Product Guide? I only feature established brands with fair manufacturing practices and good retailer relationships. These are brands you can trust because the products are made well, but if you should need support down the road, you’ll get it!

Here’s a peek at the 19 pocket diapers that made my list. Recognize any of your favorites?

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This free PDF provides you with all the information about these 19 wonderful pocket diapers – where they’re made, how much they cost, where the pocket opening is located, the sizing options, the closures available, and which cloth diaper retailers carry them. It’s easy to download your free pocket diaper guide. Just click here: Diaper Wrecker 2013 Guide to Pocket Diapers.

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