Pocket diapers are cloth diapers with pockets. A person unfamiliar with cloth diapers may wonder why cloth diapers need pockets. The pocket in a pocket diaper is in between the outer waterproof material and the inner stay dry material. Absorbent material is stuffed into the pocket. A unique aspect of pocket diapers is that the absorbency can be adjusted based on the baby’s needs. During nighttime or naps extra absorbency can be added to meet the increased output during those hours.
There are many styles of pocket diapers available today. Two of the most popular versions of pocket diapers are Fuzzi Bunz Perfect Size Diapers and Bumgenius 3.0 Cloth Diapers. Once a pocket diaper is stuffed with absorbent material it can go on and off as easy as a disposable.
The Fuzzi Bunz Perfect Size diaper is made with soft waterproof outer material and inner material made of comfy fleece. The diaper comes with a microterry insert that can be stuffed into the pocket of the diaper. The Fuzzi Bunz Perfect Size diaper is currently available in three sizes ranging from 7-45 lbs. It fastens on your baby with snaps and has elastic at the legs and waist to prevent leakage. Fuzzi Bunz diapers have been available for the past 10 years and they were the first to promote the pocket diaper concept.
Bumgenius diapers were birthed in 2005. These popular pocket diapers are one-size diapers that are designed to fit from 7 to 35 lbs. Sizing is adjustable by snap setting on the front of the diaper. The Bumgenius 3.0 fastens on a baby with Velcro-like closures on stretchy tabs to help you get a better fit. The Bumgenius 3.0 is made from soft waterproof outer material and inner stay dry material made from suedecloth. The pocket opening is an envelope style. BumGenius 3.0 diapers come with a one size insert as well as a newborn insert or doubler.
While the Fuzzi Bunz Perfect Size diaper and the Bumgenius 3.0 diapers are popular, they are not the only ones available. Thanks Mama offers fifteen different brands and styles of pocket diapers. There are pocket diapers designed for tiny babies, a variety of one-size pocket diapers, pocket diapers with build-in absorbency, and more. Whatever version or style chosen, pocket diapers are a mainstay in cloth diapering. Perhaps someone may design a pocket diaper with pockets on the outside. With fifteen different brands or styles it may be an option in the future.