Clara - posted on 01/16/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
So I'm looking around and finally understand the difference between a diaper cover and a pocket diaper. But now I am a bit confused.
For example, a pocket diaper -- can you use this multiple times before it goes into the hamper for washing? Or is it only used once before you have to change the entire thing?
And if you use a diaper cover -- have you ever had any leaks?
What is most appropriate for newborns?
I am also using a diaper service for the first two months...but I think I would switch to my own laundering some time after that. What should I buy?
And this is what I understand about the difference between the two--does anyone have anything to add?
- A diaper cover is just a cover with some kind of plastic material in it, and would require some kind of prefold material and a snappi to secure the diaper. A single diaper cover can be used two or three times before it has to be washed and hung to dry.
Brands that offer diaper covers include Bummis and Thirsties.
- A pocket diaper is a more comprehensive diaper that is more like a piece of clothing and it has a pocket in it where you can put a prefold or a specially sewn piece in it. The whole thing has to go in the wash, and if I'm not wrong, you can only use it once before it has to go into the wash?
Brands that offer pocket diapers that are quite popular are the BumGenius and Fuzzibunz brands.