Flat diaper (Prefold, Trifold):
It requires the use of a diaper cover and a washable veil for the dry effect (optional).
Although it may be scary at first glance, the flat diaper is very easy to use. Simply fold the diaper in three, place a veil on it and incorporate it into a diaper cover provided for this purpose, before putting it on baby.
When changing diapers, remove stools if necessary, wash the diaper and veil.
The cover can be used for several changes, if it is not soiled.
It requires the use of a cover and a washable veil if it does not have the integrated dry effect, for comfort. To put it to baby, place the veil in the diaper and tie it in the same way as a disposable diaper. Then install a diaper cover on top. When changing diapers, remove stools if necessary, wash the diaper and veil.
It is available in several sizes or in a one-size-fits-all version, depending on the model.
It is waterproof and does not require the use of a diaper cover. To pre-assemble it, simply slip the absorbent inserts into the purpose-built pocket. Then put on baby like a disposable diaper. When changing diapers, remove the stool if necessary, remove the insert or inserts and wash everything. The use of a veil is at your convenience.
All In Oe (AI1):
It comes in a number of sizes. As the name suggests, the all-in-one layer is complete in itself. It is waterproof and therefore does not require the use of a diaper cover. Just put it to baby like a disposable diaper. When changing diapers, remove stools if necessary and wash the entire layer.
All In Two (AI2):
Combination of PUL panties (waterproof) available in several sizes or in one-size-fits-all version, depending on the model, and inserts.
The diaper cover can be used during several layer changes, if it is not soiled.
All In Tree (AI3):
Combination of cloth panties, a separable waterproof pod and inserts. Does not exist in one size. It is therefore necessary to plan to buy diapers several times when baby grows up.
Some parts of reuse several times before needing a wash.
How to choose?
With all the existing models, it is sometimes hard to navigate. In order to make an informed choice, it is important to set priorities and needs. The washable experience thus becomes a breeze.
Priority and needs, type of layer to be preferred:
Quick drying ---- Pocket diaper, All In Two, All in Three
Simplicity of use ---All in one, pocket diaper
The cheapest possible --- flat diaper, All in Two
Increased Absorption --- Hemp or Bamboo diaper/insert
Easily accepted in daycare --- pocket diaper, All In One, Hook and Loop diaper
For the night --- Fitted diaper, or night inserts
Investment for several children --- multi-size diaper
Small buttocks ---- All-in-one and multi-size diaper