While your mom and grandma (and maybe even your mother-in-law!) have been paying attention to other things…times have changed for cloth diapers. The mental images we all have of safety pins, plastic pants, leaks, and who-knows-what no longer hold any water (sorry, couldn’t resist!). Innovative, high-tech, and modern diapers have taken center stage and are specifically designed to be as easy to use as disposable diapers. And when you pair these designs with all of the common sense reasons to use cloth diapers (see Why Cloth Diapers? article), it’s no wonder that these innovations have become so popular.
We know, we know…there is a LOT of lingo and “inside info” that is overwhelming the internet about these products, so our goal is to give you a simple guide that will make it easier to understand the five major styles of modern cloth diapers.