Cloth Diaper Absorbency

When cloth diapering, you have different absorbency options to choose from, from the type of cloth diaper insert to the material used to make diaper inserts to their absorbency level. The most commonly used absorbency types are: cloth diaper inserts, doublers, soaker pads, boosters, and diaper liners. You can get these made out of cotton, organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, microfiber, and microfleece materials that range from normal absorbency levels to high if your baby flows like the Amazon River.

Cloth Diaper Absorbency Comparison





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4 Topped With Microfleece Top Layer


Size 1: 2x6 x 2 Ply
Sizes 2, 3 & 4: 4x8x4 Ply


Inner: 100% Organic Cotton

Gussets: 88% Polyester/12% Cotton

Outer: 100% Water Resistant Polyester TPU

Inner: 100% Microfiber Terry topped w/ Polyester Microfleece

Gussets: 100% Polyester

Outer: 100% Water Resistant Polyester TPU

Lining: Certified natural, 100% Ingeo

Core: Sustainably harvested wood pulp fibers

Outer: Bio-film (fecula), waterproof and 100% natural.

55% Bamboo
45% Cotton


Certified Organic, natural fiber is easier to clean, trimmest of the Soaker Pad options.

Most absorbent of the Soaker Pad options, no prepping needed, can be bleached.

Convenient, very absorbent, great for using with rash creams.

Most economical absorbency option, versatile.


Must be prepped before use, can eventually show wear holes over time.

Must make sure you are cleaning well, made of synthetic materials.

Disposable, more expensive than reusable options.

Must be prepped, no waterproof backing so you may need to change Shell more often.

Cloth Diaper Education

In this guide to cloth diapers, we break down the most common fabrics used in modern cloth diapers. Read more about waterproof layers, absorbency layers and a word about wool.

Organic cloth diapers mean chemical-free diapering, and chemical-free diapering means wrapping your baby in safe and soft cloth diapers that won’t harm or irritate their sensitive skin. Read how to choose a finer fabric like organic cotton.

Looking for organic cloth diapers? We’ve got ’em—certified! (Did you know that, unlike food, cotton and other textiles don’t have to be certified in order to be described as organic?

When you want nothing but naturally soft materials against your baby’s sweet skin, you want our Certified Organic Cotton Soaker Pads. Absorbent, a waterproof backing, and held in place by two integrated internal snaps with elastic leg gussets, messes will be contained. Plus, these soaker pads are not only organic, they’ve got a trim fit (great for smaller babies), and they’re easy to wash and hold up well to numerous washings.

Say goodbye to multiple washings. Our No-Prep Soaker Pad is a convenient, resilient absorbency option. Designed with four layers of microfiber terry—a very thirsty and economical option—topped with microfleece, which wicks away moisture and protects the cloth diaper, after just one wash this soaker pad is ready to be used again.

Calling all on-the-go cloth diapering families—this one's for you. Made out of biodegradable and compostable materials and free of fragrances and chemicals, our ultra soft BioSoaker is a great disposable option when you’re on vacation, running errands, at daycare, etc, and can’t immediately rinse and wash. BioSoakers can even be used as trainers in cotton underwear with your potty-training toddlers.

Prefolds are as their name suggests. You fold them up (most common is the tri-fold) before sticking one in your baby’s cloth diaper. Soft, trim, versatile, and economical, our Prefold Cloth Diapers are an affordable and easy-to-clean absorbency option that can be used from infancy through toddlerhood with GroVia shells, covers, or pocket diapers.

Looking for a nighttime absorbency solution? You’ve found it. This diaper booster pad not only improves the absorbency of your cloth diaper for bedtime and naps, it does so without bulking up the diaper. And ours is made out of three layers of soft, thirsty GOTS Certified Organic Cotton.

For more absorbency, whether for naps and bedtime or long car rides, try our Stay Dry Booster. Designed using three layers of organic cotton topped with ultra soft polyester fleece, you can easily add more absorbency to a cloth diaper—without adding any bulk—and keep your baby’s skin feeling soft and dry while they sleep.

Cloth Diaper Absorbency Discounts

Buy In Bulk & Save

We make it easy to save while buying cloth diaper absorbency in bulk. Savings is based on how many items you purchase of cloth diaper Soaker Pads or Prefolds.

  • Buy 3 - 6: Save 5%
  • Buy 7 - 11: Save 7%
  • Buy 12+: Save 10%

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