All In One's for Newbies

All In One

Is the convenience of disposables holding you back from cloth diapering? What if I told you that there is a cloth diaper out there that is just as easy to use as a disposable? All in Ones may work for you! 

Because All-in-Ones work much like disposables, they are perfect for someone who may be resistant to using cloth diapers at first. They are perfect for daycare, babysitters, grandparents, and even a reluctant spouse. Showing them that putting on and taking off an All-in-One is just as easy as using a disposable may make them more open to giving cloth diapers a try.

Just like a disposable, All-in-Ones are ready to go. The absorbent material and/or inserts are already sewn into the waterproof shell, so no stuffing, cover, pins, or Snappis are required. They go on and off just like a disposable! Most All-in-Ones (AIOs) are secured with hook & loop tabs (like Velcro or Aplix) or snaps. AIOs can be found in different sizes or are “one size” which means they can be used from birth to potty training.

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Since the absorbent material is sewn into the waterproof shell and cannot be removed, All-in-Ones can be a little more difficult to clean than other types of cloth diapers. Most brands recommend line drying because dryer usage may shorten the life span of these diapers. Excessive heat from the dryer can damage the waterproof lining, elastics, and closures over time. When line drying, AIOs usually take longer to dry than other types of cloth diapers.

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These diapers tend to be more expensive than other cloth diapering options. Also, since the absorbent material is sewn into the diaper, you cannot replace the material if it wears out like you can a pocket diaper. But with proper care and line drying, these diapers should be able to stand the test of time. 

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Goes on and off like a disposable
  • Daycare, babysitter, and grandparent friendly
  • No extras required (no covers, pins, Snappi, etc needed)
  • Available in One-Sized options to work from birth to potty-training

 

Cons:

  • Longer drying time
  • Can be more difficult to clean
  • More expensive than other cloth diapering options
  • Unable to easily replace the absorbent material if it wears out