I love my all-in-two diapers. They’re wonderfully versatile and can make packing a cinch. The problem that comes into play is… well, where do you start? Is there a better or worse one? Are there different features? How are the various all-in-two diaper brands the same and how do they differ?
In a nut shell, all of the diapers have advantages and disadvantages. There are four all-in-two diaper types that I’ve got experience with, and I’ll break them down in a nice, handy chart.
|Best Bottom||Flip||GroVia||Swaddlebees Capri|
|One Size Insert||no||yes||yes||no|
|Insert Attachment||snap in||yoke||snap in||yoke|
|Natural Fiber Insert||yes||yes||yes||no*|
About those special marks…
+While Cotton Babies did not make a doubler specifically for the Flip diaper, the yoke style means that there’s no reason why you can’t double stuff the Flip with another insert or just put a BumGenius insert under the Flip insert. You can most certainly work around it.
*Swaddlebees Capris are a different type of insert. Like the Flip, it’s a yoke style, so there’s no need for a doubler. You can just add extra layers under the yoke. It’s neither organic nor just microfiber; instead it’s layers of birdseye cotton over microfleece. There is no just natural fiber option, but Swaddlebees does suggest that they have other options, such as fitted and prefolds. While there’s no disposable insert made specifically for the Capri, the Swaddlebees website suggest using the gDiaper flushable inserts as an alternative.
Would I say that any one all-in-two diaper is inherently better than the others? Not really. It’s a matter of what you like, what your budget likes, and what your baby likes. Personally, I tend to grab the GroVias last, but that’s because I don’t have any of the stay dry inserts and I do prefer materials that will wick moisture away from my baby’s bottom. I like to travel with Best Bottoms because of the ease of using the same diaper on either of my children. I enjoy the Flip because I like the closures. I like my Capri because it’s just absolutely gorgeous.
Do you have a preferred all-in-two in your cloth diaper stash?
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