Cloth Diapering Basics and How-to

Diaper Cover Know-How

If your cloth diaper systems doesn't already have covers, you'll need to a few. Covers can be used over and over again until they actually look or smell dirty.

Here is a quick rundown of some types of covers. They get more expensive as the list goes down:

Pull on covers: Picture old fashioned plastic pants.

Velcro covers have velcro tabs similar to a disposable diaper. Velcro allows for a custom fit of the cover.

Snap covers are constructed similar to velcro covers with PUL, but secure with plastic snaps instead.

Longies are wool or acrylic pants that also function as a diaper cover. They can be made from recycled wool (an old sweater), crocheted, or knitted.

Shorties are wool or acrylic shorts that also function as a diaper cover. They can be made from recycled wool (an old sweater), crocheted, or knitted.

Skirties (a wool skirt) are wool or acrylic skirts that also function as a diaper cover. They can be made from recycled wool (an old sweater), crocheted, or knitted.

How did you get started cloth diapering? Do you have a favorite diaper? Tell your peers and shout it out!