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					cloth diaper information
       Prefolds              Pocket Diapers                   AIOs                      AI2s                 Fitted Diapers




                         Cloth inner fabric that is
Cloth folded inner layer                                 Cloth inner fabric     Cloth inner fabric +      Cloth fitter inner layer +
                         stuffed in to waterproof
+ waterproof outer layer                              attached to waterproof   waterproof outer layer     waterproof outer layer
                            outer layer (can be
     (not attached)                                         outer layer         (snapped together)             (not attached)
                             attached or not)

Replace inner layer, not    Usually replace entire    Replace entire diaper    Replace inner layer, not   Replace inner layer, not
cover with each change                  ach
                           diaper with each change      with each change       cover with each change     cover with each change

           $                         $$                        $$                        $$$                         $$



Definitions
Soaker
                 er
The absorbent inner layer of the diaper is referred to as the soaker.

Diaper Covers
 he
The outer liner that goes over an absorbent inner layer (soaker). Diaper covers are usually waterproof, however they
                                                                                                               built
can be made of wool or polar fleece, which are water resistant, not waterproof. Some diapers have the cover built-in or
securely attached to the inner liner with snaps, while others are completely separate. Diaper covers are usually
fastened with snaps or Velcro.

Doublers
                              an
Doublers are thick pads that can be inserted between your baby's bottom and the diaper to provide extra absorbency.
                                         night-time use.
These are great for heavy wetters or for night

Liners
Liners are thin material used between a baby's bottom and the diaper itself. Most liners are used to keep stool away
from diapers for easy clean up. Flushable biodegradable liners are the most popular. Polar fleece liners are also
available. They help to wick moisture away and keep the baby's bottom dry.

Snappi
                                                                        together.
A plastic fastener used instead of a pin to keep the fabric inner layer together

“One-Size” versus S / M / L
      size
A one-size diaper folds and/or snaps down to adjust the size so you can use the same diaper from newborn to toddler.
                                                                                              size
Alternatively, some diapers come in a variety of sizes, such as small, medium, and large. One-size diapers are usually a
cheaper option, however they tend to be bulkier on a newborn than a small diaper.

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Prefolds
Prefold diapers are a variation of the traditional flat diaper. They are a rectangular fabric square that has more layers in
the middle and fewer layers at the sides. You (“pre”) fold the rectangle to fit the size, gender, and elimination habits of
your child. You then place a waterproof outer cover over top. Some covers require a separate closure to hold them on,
others use Velcro or snaps sewn in to the cover.

Prefold diapers are versatile, absorbent, long lasting, easy to clean, and quick to dry. Prefold diapers can also be used as
doublers and pocket stuffers in other diapering systems (see Doublers and Pocket Diaper sections).

Prefolds are the least expensive choice in cloth diapers.

Advantages of Prefold Diapers
    •   Very absorbent
    •   Very economical
    •   Easy to launder and fast to dry
    •   Can be washed at high temperatures, separate from covers
    •   Can be used as diapers, doublers, pocket stuffers, burp cloths, or even cleaning rags
    •   Can be embroidered very easily
    •   Customizable fit on any baby, just by folding

Disadvantages of Prefold Diapers
    •   A cover is required to make the diaper function
    •   Must take the time to fold
    •   Not as convenient to put on as other styles
    •   Harder to use on squirmy babies
    •   Pins and/or a Snappi can be hard to use
    •   Runny messes are harder to contain with these diapers

Vesta Shop Prefold Options
    •   Bummis Organic Prefolds




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Bummis Organic Prefolds                                       mis.com/ca/en/products.php
                                                       www.bummis.com/ca/en/products.php
                                                       Features
                                                           • Made of 100% certified organic cotton twill
                                                           • Very economical, especially for organic cotton
                                                           • Available in a starter kit - great gift idea
                                                           • Can use with any type of diaper cover
                                                           • Incredibly durable
                                                           • Made in Pakistan

                                                       Sizes
                                                           •                          4
                                                               Preemie: 4-9 lbs / 2-4 kg (not regular stock item)
                                                           •   Infant: 8-15 lbs / 3-9 kg
                                                           •   Baby: 15-30 lbs / 7-18 kg

Bummis Super Brite Diaper Covers                       Bummis Super Whisper Wrap Diaper Covers




www.bummis.com/ca/en/products.php
              /ca/en/products.php                      www.bummis.com/ca/en/products.php
Features                                               Features
    • Designed to ensure a perfectly diapered fit –        • Durable waterproof layer concealed within 2 layers of
       especially for those long, skinny hard
                                         hard-to-fit          ultra soft polyester fabric - no laminate touches baby
       babies that need a little extra protection          • Much more breathable than plastic or vinyl
       around the leg                                      • Velcro closure
    • Gusseted, closes all the gaps                        • Made in Canada
    • Velcro closure
    • Single layer of polyester with wipe- -clean      Sizes
       laminated interior                                  •   Newborn 7 - 10 lbs / 3 - 5 kg
    • Made in Canada                                       •   Small 8 - 15 lbs / 3.6 - 7 kg
                                                           •   Medium 15 - 30 lbs / 7 - 14 kg
Sizes                                                      •   Large 30 lbs / 14 kg
    •   Newborn 4 - 9 lbs / 2 - 4 kg                       •     Large
                                                               X-Large (White only) 40 lbs / 18 kg
    •   Small 8 - 16 lbs / 3.6 - 7 kg
    •   Medium 15 - 30 lbs / 7 - 14 kg
    •   Large 27 - 36 lbs / 12 - 16 kg
    •   X-Large 32 lbs / 14.5 kg


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All-in-Ones (AIO)
All-in-Ones (AIO) are fitted diapers that have the absorbent inner layer and waterproof outer layer sewn together.
There are no additional covers or fasteners.

AIOs are very convenient in that you don’t need to put diapers together in advance, search for covers, or struggle with
putting multiple layers on a squirmy baby. Everything you need is all in one place. They’re great for grandparents who
aren’t familiar with the other multiple-part systems and save space when traveling. However, they aren’t very practical
for daily use since frequent washing and drying reduces the effectiveness of the waterproof outer layer and they can
take longer to dry.

Advantages of AIO Cloth Diapers
    •   Functions like a disposable, except you don't throw it away!
    •   No separate cover required
    •   No separate soaker or doubler required
    •   Great for transitioning from disposables to cloth - easy to use
    •   Available in lots of cute colors and prints
    •   Preferred by childcare givers because of ease of use

Disadvantages of AIO Cloth Diapers
    •   Longer drying times
    •   Harder to clean effectively

Examples of All-in-One (AIO) Cloth Diapers
    •   bumGenius AIO
    •   Jam Tots BerryPlush
    •   Bumkins
    •   Swaddlebees AIO
    •   Very Baby

Vesta Shop All-in-One (AIO) Options
    •   Mother-ease All-in-Ones




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Mother-ease All-in-Ones                                  www.mother-ease.com
                                                        Features
                                                            • Highly breathable with side venting and adjustable
                                                               snap enclosures
                                                            • Elastic all around gives the baby a comfortable,
                                                               "no restriction" stretchy fit.
                                                            • Inner fabric made of knit cotton terry
                                                            • Outer waterproof fabric 100% polyester bonded
                                                               to a durable urethane
                                                            • Sandy’s™ Liner works well with these diapers
                                                               when extra absorbency is required
                                                            • Leak Free designs are the culmination of 18 years
                                                               of experience designing cloth diapers and covers
                                                            • Made in Canada (St. Catherine’s, ON)

                                                        Sizes
                                                            •   Small: 10-20 lbs
                                                            •   Large: 20-35 lbs
                                                            •   X-Large: 35-45 lbs




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All-in-Twos (AI2)
In All-in-Twos the absorbent inner layer and waterproof outer layer are separate, however you attach them together to
make a single diaper before putting the diaper on the baby (as opposed to other styles where the cover is applied after
the absorbent is put on the baby).

AI2s have the convenience of AIOs in that they are simple to put on, but they don’t have the longer drying and cleaning
times of AIOs. You can also often replace only the inner soaker layer in a diaper change and reuse the outer cover,
extending the life of the cover with less frequent washing.

Advantages of AI2 Cloth Diapers
    •   No separate cover required
    •   Great for transitioning from disposables to cloth - easy to use
    •   Available in lots of cute colors and prints
    •   You can always get a new soaker or doubler if the original needs to be replaced
    •   Some can be used as a Hybrid system

Disadvantages of AI2 Cloth Diapers
    •   Keeping soakers or doublers together with the rest of the diaper
    •   Usually more expensive than other cloth diapering methods

Vesta Shop All-in-Two (AI2) Options
    •   GroVia




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GroViaTM All-in-Two Shell Set                            www.grovia.ca
                                                        Features
                                                            • Organic cotton
                                                            • Set includes 1 GroVia™ Shell and 1 Organic Cotton
                                                               Soaker Pad
                                                            • When your soaker pad is wet, simply snap in a
                                                               fresh soaker pad
                                                            • Fold-back laundry tabs
                                                            • Fairly and conscientiously made in China
                                                            • Many cute colours and prints
                                                            • Trim cover can also fit over trifolded prefolds and
                                                               most fitted diapers

                                                        Sizes
                                                            •   One-size




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Hybrid
Hybrid diapers combine the convenience of disposable diapers with some of the re-usable nature of cloth diapers. A
Hybrid diapering system is an All-in-Two reusable cover with a disposable rather than cloth inner liner. Depending on
the brand, the inner layer can be thrown out, flushed, or composted in your backyard composter.

Hybrids are a more environmentally-conscious solution for people who do not want to cloth diaper. They cut down on
the amount of plastic being sent to the landfill, as the outer reusable cover replaces the plastic outer found in a regular
disposable diaper. Hybrid diaper inners often have unbleached wood pulp liners, so they reduce baby’s exposure to
chemicals found in traditional disposable diapers, and reduce the amount of chemicals put in to the environment.

Many people use a combination of All-in-Twos and disposable inserts, generally using the cloth inners at home and the
disposable inners when out of the house.

Advantages of Hybrid Diapers
    •   More environmentally-friendly solution than disposable diapers
    •   Unbleached liners against baby’s skin
    •   Don’t need to haul wet or dirty cloth diapers around when you’re away from home
    •   Less laundry (only occasionally washing waterproof covers)
    •   Can flush some brands, avoiding stinky diapers sitting around

Disadvantages of Hybrid Diapers
    •   Diaper liners create environmental impacts from manufacturing
    •   If you throw away the liners, you're still adding to the landfill, though without the plastics this creates less waste
    •   Absorbent gel used in disposable inners – some health concerns and composting concerns
    •   Flushing inners can result in clogged toilet
    •   Usually have to tear inner apart before flushing to avoid clogging
    •   More expensive than other diapering options

Examples of Hybrid Diapers
    •   g-diaper
    •   Flip
    •   GroVia

Vesta Shop Hybrid Option
    •   GroVia




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GroViaTM Shell with Biosoakers                           www.grovia.ca
                                                        Biosoaker Features
                                                            • Fragrance & Dye Free
                                                            • Plastic & Chlorine Free
                                                            • Compost, dispose or flush
                                                            • Sits in the shell or diaper cover
                                                            • Can be used with other brands of covers and shells
                                                            • Sticky tabs adhere to cotton underwear as trainers
                                                            • Ultra thin construction
                                                            • Super Soft Lining - Certified natural, 100% Ingeo
                                                               spun bound non-woven fabric.
                                                            • Core - Sustainably harvested wood pulp fibers,
                                                               containing a minimal amount of SAP gel.
                                                            • Waterproof Outer - The Bio-Film used (fecula) is
                                                               waterproof and 100% natural.
                                                            • Compostable to EN13432 (EU) standard and ASTM
                                                               D 6400 (USA) - The elastic in the manufacturing of
                                                               this diaper has not been tested for
                                                               biodegradability & compostability. Please remove
                                                               tabs before composting.
                                                            • Made with Ingeo™ Fibers, a renewable fiber, free
                                                               of harsh synthetic chemicals and preservatives
                                                            • Oeko-Tex 100 Certified
                                                            • G.E. Free
                                                            • Exceptional comfort and fit

                                                        Shell Features
                                                            • Organic cotton
                                                            • Can be used with Grovia organic cotton soaker pad
                                                                or over other prefold and fitted diapers
                                                            • Fold-back laundry tabs
                                                            • Fairly and conscientiously made in China
                                                            • Many cute colours and prints




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Pocket Diapers
Most pocket diapers have a waterproof out layer with an opening (pocket) on the inside that allows for the insertion of
an absorbent inner layer (stuffer). Traditionally the stuffer is a separate piece (or pieces) of fabric, however some
pocket diapers now have the stuffer attached to the outer. Some pocket diapers are a three-piece system with a non-
waterproof outer layer, requiring the use of a diaper cover.

Pocket diapers similar to AI2s in that they are convenient to put on and easy to clean and dry.

Advantages of Pocket Diapers
    •   You decide what to "stuff" the pocket with...so you can find the right absorbency level
    •   Easy to clean because they "come apart"
    •   Can be very trim if absorbent stuffing is not bulky
    •   Available in lots of cute colors and prints

Disadvantages of Pocket Diapers
    •   A separate stuffer is required to make the diaper function
    •   Can be bulky if to much stuffing is inserted

Examples of Pocket Diapers
    •   Fuzzibunz
    •   Hugga Buns
    •   bumGenius
    •   Thirsties
    •   Happy Heiny's

Vesta Shop Pocket Diaper Options
    •   Tots Bots Pocket Tots (traditional 2-piece)
    •   Tots Bots Easy Fit (innovative 1-piece)




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Easy Fit                                                 www.bummis.com/ca/en/
                                                        Features
                                                            • Innovative one piece design - soaker is attached to
                                                               the diaper cover - No losing soaker in the laundry
                                                            • Easy to stuff
                                                            • Long soaker can be folded to create up to 6 layers
                                                               of absorption where your baby needs it
                                                            • Can add extra soakers for heavy wetters and
                                                               nighttime
                                                            • Rayon made from bamboo fibres against baby's
                                                               skin - absorbs 70% more quickly than cotton
                                                            • Soaker made of 1 layer of rayon from bamboo and
                                                               1 layer of microfibre
                                                            • Protective side guards
                                                            • Hook and eye closures
                                                            • Fold-back laundry tabs
                                                            • Variety of trendy colours
                                                            • Made in Glasgow, Scotland

                                                        Sizes
                                                            •   One size: 8 - 35 lbs / 4 - 16 kg

Pocket Tots                                             Features
   •   discontinued (only current stock for sale)           • 2 piece - waterproof shell with removable soaker
                                                               in 2 sizes - newborn and regular
                                                            • Can add extra liners for heavy wetters and
                                                               nighttime
                                                                     dry
                                                            • Stay-dry polyester fabric against baby's skin -
                                                               designed to wick moisture away
                                                            • Soaker made of 1 layer of rayon from bamboo and
                                                               2 layers of microfibre
                                                            • Protective side guards
                                                            • Hook and eye closures
                                                            • Fold-back laundry tabs
                                                            • Variety of trendy colours
                                                            • Made in Glasgow, Scotland

                                                        Sizes
                                                            •   One size: 8 - 35 lbs / 4 - 16 kg




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Fitted Cloth Diapers
Fitted cloth diapers are made to fit the shape of the baby. They are not waterproof by themselves and a diaper cover
must be put on over top. They usually have elastic gatherings in the legs and waist that help to contain the contents of
the diaper. They also have snaps or Velcro closures to keep them in place, making the cover easier to put on than with
a prefold.

Advantages of Fitted Diapers
    •   Fitted and snug for a good fit on baby and under diaper covers
    •   Can be washed at high temperatures, separate from covers
    •   Easy to clean
    •   Can be very trim for day use or bulkier for night-time use...your choice
    •   Covers available in lots of cute colors and prints

Disadvantages of Fitted Diapers
    •   A cover is required to make the diaper function
    •   Not as convenient to put on as other styles
    •   Can be hard to wash and may have smell problems if there are too many layers

Examples of Fitted Diapers
    •   Kissaluvs
    •   Happy Hempy
    •   Heiny Huggers
    •   Little Beetles

Vesta Shop Fitted Diaper Options
    •   Mother-ease Sandy’s Fitted
    •   Mother-ease One-Size




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Mother-ease Sandy’s Fitted                          www.mother-ease.com
                                                    Features
                                                        • Stretchy terry cloth with extra layer of absorbent terry
                                                           sewn to the inside
                                                        • Elastic at the waist front and back and leg openings
                                                        • Serged edge
                                                        • Snap closures at the sides
                                                        • Incredibly absorbent, great night-time diaper
                                                        • Can be used with Cloth Diaper Liner for even more
                                                           absorbency
                                                        • Made in Canada (St. Catherine’s, ON)

                                                    Fabrics
                                                       • Cotton Terry (unbleached, white, and coloured)
                                                       • Organic Cotton Terry
                                                       • Bamboo Terry

                                                    Sizes
                                                        •     Small: 8-20 lbs
                                                        •     Large: 20-35 lbs

Mother-ease One-Size                                www.mother-ease.com
                                                    Features
                                                        • Fit from newborn to toilet training.
                                                        • Soft rib-knit binding covers the elastic at waist and leg
                                                           openings
                                                        • Reinforced snaps to ensure that they never pull out of
                                                           the cloth diaper.
                                                        • Lightly brushed terry provides baby with a wonderful,
                                                           comfortable and beautifully-fitting garment
                                                        • Fits 8-35 lbs with three different adjustments
                                                        • Made in Canada (St. Catherine’s, ON)

                                                    Fabrics
                                                       •      Cotton Terry (unbleached, white, and coloured)
                                                       •      Organic Cotton Terry
                                                       •      Bamboo Terry
                                                       •      Stay dry (polyester wicking layer)




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Mother-ease Air Flow Cover                          www.mother-ease.com
                                                    Features
                                                        • Soft, durable and waterproof
                                                        • Designed to fit snug enough to hold the diaper in but
                                                           not tight to the legs or waist
                                                        • Adjustable snaps at the waist and leg openings
                                                        • Air ventilation system between the snaps allows for
                                                           maximum air circulation as baby moves, reducing the
                                                           risk of bacteria by keeping the temperature inside the
                                                           diaper down
                                                        • Plain and Eco Theme™ prints and colors
                                                        • Made in Canada (St. Catherine’s, ON)

                                                    Sizes
                                                        •   X-Small: 6-12 lbs – not regular stock item
                                                        •   Small: 6-12 lbs
                                                        •   Medium: 10-20 lbs
                                                        •   Medium-Large: 20-27 lbs
                                                        •   Large: 27-35 lbs
                                                        •   XLarge: 35-45 lbs


Rikki Wrap Covers                                   www.mother-ease.com
                                                    Features
                                                        • Soft, durable and waterproof
                                                        • Hook and loop fasteners of the highest quality, covered
                                                           on the inside by a small skirt to prevent the leakage
                                                           common to other wraps
                                                        • Fits snuggly over Sandy’s™ cloth diapers and One Size™
                                                           cloth diapers and can also be used effectively with cloth
                                                           diaper service prefolds, and contoured pinless cloth
                                                           diapers.
                                                        • Elastic edges covered with a superior nylon binding
                                                           which helps prevent moisture from wicking onto baby’s
                                                           clothes
                                                        • Gusseted leg openings ensure a snug fit
                                                        • Plain and Eco Theme™ prints and colors
                                                        • Made in Canada (St. Catherine’s, ON)

                                                    Sizes
                                                        •   X-Small: 6-12 lbs – not regular stock item
                                                        •   Small: 6-12 lbs
                                                        •   Medium: 10-20 lbs
                                                        •   Large: 20-35 lbs
                                                        •   XLarge: 35-45 lbs


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sources:
http://www.diaperjungle.com/prefold-cloth-diapers.html
http://www.diaperpin.com/dictionary.asp


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