Lately, I’ve been seriously loving the diaper covers. Prefolds and covers have been a method of cloth diapers that’s been around for… well, pretty much ever, though what the covers are made of and how they are styled have changed over the years. I’m not really feeling the prefold love these days… but cloth diaper covers? Covers are awesome.
1.) Cloth Diaper Covers are affordable
You can find covers in a wide range of prices. Even up here in Canada (where prices are significantly more expensive than in the States), you can find a basic sized cover for around $12.
2.) Cloth Diaper Covers are Cute
You can get a wide range of cloth diaper covers in the colors and patterns you love… usually made by your favorite manufacturer! For example, bumGenius, Thirsties, and Rumparooz make pocket diapers and covers that are made in the exact same prints in the exact same facilities.
3.) Cloth Diaper Covers are Versatile
You can put anything you want under a cloth diaper cover. For inserts that snap into place, I like to use the insert designed to go with the diaper. For “yoke style” covers like Flip, I like the Blueberry Capri inserts best. For all other covers, my favorite insert is the Thirsties Duo Stay Dry insert. Some people prefer to use fitteds, prefolds, flats, or flour sack towels under all covers, regardless of cover type. And you know what? You can do that!
4.) Cloth Diaper Covers Ship Cheap
If you want to send a hybrid fitted diaper through the mail, you either need to compress the heck out of it to get it to fit letter mail or just bite the bullet and send it as a parcel. Covers, however, are lightweight and thin, so you can put them in pretty much any envelope, slap a stamp on it, and send it lettermail with no muss or fuss.
Which cloth diaper covers are your favorite?