Best All-In-One Cloth Diapers
AIO Cloth Diapers for Every Baby
All-in-one cloth diapers are a convenient choice for parents who want the eco-friendliness of cloth but the ease of use of disposables. All-in-one cloth diapers, as the name suggests, are just one piece to put on your baby, versus prefolds and covers, or other cloth diapering systems that require multiple pieces.
An all-in-one or AIO cloth diaper is a diaper that is complete in one piece. A true all in one diaper does not need any extra piece. The outside layer is waterproof, so there is no need for plastic pants. The inner layers of an all in one cloth diaper are absorbent so there is no need for folding or stuffing a pocket (as with a pocket diaper). Most fasten with Velcro-like hook and loop tabs or sturdy plastic snaps.
While there are many variations available, the basics are that an all in one cloth diaper is just as easy to use as a throwaway diaper. You’ll just save a bunch of money and keep a ton of solid waste out of the landfills. Pretty cool, eh?
A fantastic choice for cloth diapering beginners, these all-in-one cloth diapers have a good track record for durability and quality. Some of these are technically pocket diapers but are often categorized as AIOs because there’s just one piece when you put the cloth diaper on your baby.
Which all in one cloth diaper should I choose?
There are many different diapers on the market now. Many of them are good choices. Do read reviews, as not every all in one cloth diaper is the same. Some have better features and better quality than others.
Some families prefer sized diapers that come in sizes such as small, medium and large. These will need to be replaced as your baby grows, but they are a great choice if you plan to have more than one child since they are not used for as long per child. Many parents choose this style of all in one cloth diaper if they like diapers that fit well under clothing and don’t have any additional bulk.
One size AIO cloth diapers are popular since one size will fit most babies for a long time. Some brands such as the bumGenius Elemental Organic All in One cloth diaper suggest a fit range of 7-35 pounds. While these are very convenient, some families still need to buy newborn and toddler sizes if their babies are smaller or larger than average.
Enjoy cloth diapering! You’ll love how easy it is to use an all in one cloth diaper.
1BumGenius Freetime™ All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diaper
This all time favorite among cloth diapering parents the BumGenius all-in-one cloth diaper is ultra-convenient because it’s also a one-size diaper. Rows of snaps on the front, plus a super-adjustable waist means this cloth diaper will fit babies from 8-35 lbs. The interior fabric is soft against baby’s skin.
BumGenius AIOs are also quite trim compared to other all-in-one cloth diapers, so baby doesn’t have a lot of bulk to haul around. An added bonus – these diapers come in a fun range of colors and patterns.
2Bambino Mio, Miosolo All-In-One Cloth Diaper
If you’re a fan of vibrant colors and cute designs, the Bambino Mio , Miosolo All-In-One Cloth Diapers might be a perfect choice. Bambino Mio’s award-winning miosolo is a simple, stylish and super soft all-in-one cloth diaper which is as easy to use as a disposable!
The diaper is onesize meaning it will grow with your baby from birth to potty training. The miosolo all-in-one diaper has a range of unique features including a pull-out tab system which makes removing the core from inside the diaper as simple as possible. This pull out tab improves laundry performance and speeds up drying time. The tuck-in pocket which makes the diaper easier to stuff and is perfect to insert a booster pad to maximize absorbency. Available in a range of funky designs.
3Motherease All-In-One Cloth Diapers
Designed with a comfy, stretchy fit and fabrics that are breathable but wonderfully leak-proof, the Motherease all-in-one cloth diaper is a true one-piece diaper that is every bit as convenient as disposables. Available in three sizes for 10-20 lbs, 20-35 lbs, and 35-45 lbs and only in white.
4Bumkins All-In-One Cloth Diapers
Another true all-in-one, this Bumkins cloth diaper style is available in several adorable prints and bright colors. I love the Dr. Seuss prints, especially the One Fish, Two Fish theme and the Horton Hears a Who theme. So cute!
Beyond good looks, though, these cloth diapers have a silky, waterproof outer layer and super-absorbent inner layers, An airflow section helps with breathability, as well as helping the diaper dry faster. The fold-back laundry tabs keep the fabric from being damaged by the Velcro at the waist. Very easy to use, and available in four sizes to fit 6-12 lbs, 12-22 lbs, 22-32 lbs, and 32-42 lbs.
5Kushies Ultra Lite All-In-One Cloth Diaper
The true all-in-one diapers are very trim and a little less expensive than others in the category. I love the absorbent flap on the Kushies Ultra Lite AIO’s , because it allows you to put the most absorbency toward the front for boys and the back for girls, without removing or replacing any inserts. It’s also nice that this diaper has only two sizes to cover a wide range of babies, 10-22 lbs and 22-45 lbs. That means you don’t need to buy as many diapers overall.
How to Wash an All in One Cloth Diaper
Washing cloth diapers makes many people nervous, but it is no more difficult than washing any other clothing. Washing AIO diapers is pretty easy. While exact instructions vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, washing cloth diapers is actually super simple.
Step 1: Shake off any solids into the toilet. For babies that are exclusively breastfed, there is no need to rinse. You can choose to use a diaper sprayer toilet attachment to remove messes or use a flushable biodegradable diaper liner if you prefer.
Step 2: Place the diaper into a dry pail until wash day. We like to wash every 3 days so that the diapers don’t sit long enough to develop serious odors.
Step 3: On wash day, just toss the diapers into the washing machine.
Step 4: Run a cold prewash cycle (if your machine does not have a prewash setting, use a rinse cycle). This helps to remove urine and any remaining solids.
Step 5: Run a hot wash cycle. Add a cloth diaper safe detergent. Avoid fabric softeners, bleach and other additives as these can ruin your diapers.
Step 6: If you like, you can add an additional rinse cycle.
Step 7: Line dry or tumble dry according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Step 8: Enjoy your fresh, clean diapers. Reuse and repeat.