Cloth Diapering Trends – What’s Your Take?

Most of us cloth diapering moms who’ve been at it long enough to be addicts know that, just like fashion, there are also cloth diapering trends.  A couple of years ago, Ooga Booga prints topped the cloth diapering trends.  It was so popular that even major manufacturers like Happy Heinys and Soft Bums got in on the act.  Right now, chevron prints and stripes are the latest.

Cloth Diapering Trends - What's Your Take? (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

Image from That Bald Chick. Used with permission. Diaper by Zookaboo.

Chevron prints was something that I pretty much loathed when they first hit the scene.  Of all the cloth diapering trends out there, this was one I was pretty sure I’d skip.  I’ve changed my mind since then.  While the busier chevron prints do still remind me of my grandmother’s afghans, some of the softer ones (pinks, greens, greys) are starting to grow on me.

Diapers by Chris, one of my favorite WAHM diaper makers, recently asked on Facebook, “I don’t usually follow the current “fad” or trendy diaper for the most part. Right now, chevrons and stripes are all the rage, and I love them. But I usually stay away from diapers that may look dated over time: movie themed, characters, etc. Are you as a diaper buyer

Cloth Diapering Trends - What's Your Take? (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

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wanting to see more of the “current” and “trendy” diapers, or am I on the right path as I am?”

For me, it depends on where you are in your cloth diaper stash.  I think that the way that I built my own cloth diaper stash is the most reasonable way.  First, I started with mainly white diapers.  I love white cloth diapers because of their versatility.  Then I moved on to solid colors to round out my stash and match outfits.  From there, I moved on to prints.  I’m still highly selective on which prints I add to my stash, regardless of whether it is or isn’t topping the cloth diaper trends.  Even the cutest print isn’t something that I’ll use if I don’t have anything to match it with.  (It’s why I sold a gorgeous Blueberry Bloom pocket diaper.  It just wasn’t getting used because it didn’t go.)

What’s your take on cloth diapering trends?  Do you like your prints to be in the latest and greatest trends, or do you prefer to buck the trends and stick with more timeless looks?

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


  1. I use a lot of solids, but love my pretty diapers, too.

  2. AlannaB says:

    I started with prefolds and plastic pants. Then when child #2 came along, I added solid color pockets to the stash. Then, I started blogging and saw all of the adorable prints and styles…so naturally, I tried some of those too 😉

  3. I love your afghan comment! (glad I’m not the only one that had that thought when the whole Chevron fad began) I keep things simple here. Thankfully, I’ve not gotten truly ‘addicted’ to the bazillion cute cloth diapers out there. I do have some covers with cute prints from Thirsties & Best Bottoms (am considering a birthday cover from Zookiescrafts), but at the end of the day, my son’s diapers are typically covered by his clothes AND function to catch, well, you know… 😉

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