My little guy graduated from adorable cloth diapers to underwear last week, which led me to reflect on some of my favorite diapers throughout the years. With almost three years of cloth diapering under my belt, having tried every cloth diaper style, I can say that I definitely have favorites. My disclaimer is that this is my own list of the best cloth diapers for boys, as I’ve not tried every diaper on the market. From flats to all-in-one (AIO) cloth diapers, I’m discussing my picks for the best cloth diapers for boys.
I’ve written a post, filled with accessories you don’t need to cloth diaper, but I want to cover those cloth diapering accessories you can’t have enough of. In other words, if you find a good sale, or come across a great deal, you can buy as much or as many of these items as you can, with absolutely no remorse; trust me, you’ll put them to good use!
I have to admit, I went ‘old school’ when I began cloth diapering two and a half years ago. In a money saving effort, I decided to use prefolds and covers to cloth diaper our son. Shoot, if it worked for my mom, it could work for me, right?
Look out cloth diaper-ers, there’s a new (natural fiber) diaper in town! I had the opportunity to test Wonderful Bambino’s one-size fitted diaper prototype back in June, and was excited to receive one of the finished products when they hit the market last month. I’ve talked about how great of a fiber hemp is for diapers here and here, and Wonderful Bambino presented my first opportunity to delve into bamboo to see how it performs for a diaper. In a nutshell, bamboo works wonderfully!
My first impression of this diaper was that it was really flimsy & floppy – I doubted it would be able to hold much liquid. This, however, is one of the amazing qualities of the Wonderful Bambino one-size fitted diaper — it’s lightweight (read: SUPER TRIM) and really thirsty.
Made of 100% bamboo, the bamboo’s properties pull in and distribute moisture beautifully. As I’ve said before, D is not a heavy wetter, so these work really well for us with just a cover. Those of you with heavy wetters, or looking to use this diaper for nighttime, would do well to pair this fitted with Wonderful Bambino Bamboo Inserts. The bamboo inserts are made from the same material as the diaper and are comprised of three thirsty layers of bamboo — these inserts are slim.
So, how does the Wonderful Bambino Fitted perform? As a one-size fitted diaper, Wonderful Bambino features plenty of areas to adjust sizing to fit your little one. The rise contains two rows of snaps, easily allowing you to fold the top row down and in to accommodate smaller babies. The body contains two additional rows for sizing, again allowing for adjustment. For those smaller, leaner babies, there is an additional snap on the waist to allow the tabs to overlap to secure (this feature is what got us through the first year of diapering with Declan’s lean waistline):
- Made from 100% Bamboo
- Machine Wash AND Dry
- A VERY trim diaper, compared to other fitteds on the market
- Very absorbent diaper, even without bamboo insert
- Great diaper for chunky babies
- Great diaper for overnight, when paired with bamboo insert
- Leg gussets create snug fit, deterring any leaks
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