Cloth Diapering – Types of Cloth Diapers

Cloth Diapers

If you are a parent and highly active on social media sites. then I am sure you must have heard about Modern Cloth Diapers somewhere in the recent past. And many of you who keep themselves updated about the recent trends must be knowing about the hot and trendy collection of cloth diapers available on the market.

Now the question comes, Are You A Cloth Diapering Parent?

The answer to the above question may range from Definitely Yes to Not Yet. I am answering on behalf of few of my friends whom I talked to about cloth diapers and many of them were aware of these diapers but were muddled with so many varieties available to choose from that they just couldn’t decide on which one will be the best choice for their babies.

So, there are parents who are completely not aware of any such Modern Cloth Diapering thing and then there are those who are well informed about the trend but clearly lack the knowledge about types of cloth diapers to choose from.

I am writing this post for parents to inform them about the choice they have over disposable diapers and to uncomplicate the process of choosing the perfect type for their little ones.

There are basically 3 main types of Cloth Diapers

1- Cover Diapers

2- Pocket Diapers

3- All-in-One Diapers

Let’s see how these three differ from each other.

Cover Diapers


  • These diapers are just the outer covers which are waterproof.

  • You need to buy a separate Insert to put on the inner side of the diaper.

  • These can be used with disposable liners too.

Pocket Diapers


  • Pocket Diapers are same as Cover Diapers, the only difference is these have an inner lining attached.

  • These have a pocket opening on one side hence the name.

  • You can put an insert inside the pocket for extra absorption.

All-in-One Diapers


  • As the name suggests, All-in-One diapers are one-piece diapers having the inner lining as well as the insert stitched on the inside of the inner lining.

  • As these diapers also have a pocket, an extra insert can also be used to get more absorption.


The information I shared here is the most basic which will clear doubts about types of Cloth Diapers available in the market.

Now, the next question arises, What are the inserts and liners and how to choose these?

I will be answering this question in my next post. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, if you have any questions related to today’s post on types of cloth diapers, leave a comment below and I will try to answer them to the best of my knowledge. And if you are already using these diapers, then share with me which one is your favorite. Happy Cloth Diapering!

P.S- I have used all these 3 types of cloth diapers for my baby and have found All-in-One diapers best as per my baby’s need and ease of use.

This post was originally published on BabyChakra!


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  1. Amber October 5, 2017 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    I needed this intro when I first started, it was so confusing. Like all the different types!

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      Neha Sharma October 7, 2017 at 11:35 pm - Reply

      Yes, it was confusing for me too, it will be for anyone because of so many varieties and brands and very less information.

  2. Brittany S October 5, 2017 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    My little ones are past this point now but I always wished I would’ve tried cloth diapering! Seems very cost effective and just overall better.

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      Neha Sharma October 7, 2017 at 11:37 pm - Reply

      I am so happy to know that so many parents are ditching the disposables and turning to cloth diapers now a days.

  3. Richa kaushik October 6, 2017 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    I am going to order one just now…n let’s see how it works…will update you about my experience in ur next blog.keep writing as many are waiting!love 😊

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      Neha Sharma October 7, 2017 at 11:38 pm - Reply

      Great! Happy cloth diapering. You will love the experience.

  4. Shubhreet Kaur October 8, 2017 at 12:16 am - Reply

    We are now slowly exiting the diapering stage but I will definitely keep cloth diapering in mind if I ever decide to have another baby! Really helpful and informative post! 🙂

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      Neha Sharma October 8, 2017 at 12:38 am - Reply

      Cloth diapers are a trend now and in future, there will be even much better varieties and designs.Thanks for finding the post informative!

  5. Mamatha Dilip October 8, 2017 at 3:46 am - Reply

    I am still contemplating about cloth diapering. I am clueless about how it works in the US. WIth all the weather conditions here. Having said that when I had a thought to start and i just joined the CD group. I got an impression that may be its too complicated as so many Q&A’s were overwhelming for me. This post will definitely help for every beginners.

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      Neha Sharma October 8, 2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

      It was same with me when I first started looking for answers to my questions, it took me about 3 months to come to a final decision of buying one for my baby. Thanks for liking the post.

  6. Khushboo Periwal October 9, 2017 at 10:17 am - Reply

    First of all – I can’t get my eyes off Nemit 🙂 We are a cloth diapering family too. Started cding when Miss C was just about 15 days and there’s no looking back ever since. Your post is quite informative and is going to help new moms immensely.

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      Neha Sharma October 9, 2017 at 11:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by and finding the post informative.

  7. Mahak @babyandbeyondin October 9, 2017 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Very useful post for beginners!

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      Neha Sharma October 9, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks Mahak

  8. Roopika October 9, 2017 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Aaah… how I wish I had access to such a wonderful piece of information 2 years back. My twins are almost touching the next stage of exiting diaper days but I would suggest recommend these eco friendly options to my friends and new moms.

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      Neha Sharma October 9, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks a lot Roopika

  9. Deepika October 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks cod summarizing so we’ll… I’ve always been confused with the different types of CDs… how easy is it to use them instead of disposables?

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      Neha Sharma October 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm - Reply

      Thanks Deepika 🙂

  10. Deepa October 9, 2017 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    I wish these were available when my girls were small. I mostly used disposable ones as we were in the US. I will share your post to my friends with small babies.

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      Neha Sharma October 9, 2017 at 10:35 pm - Reply

      Thanks Deepa 🙂

  11. Nayantara October 9, 2017 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    I am a 100% cloth diapering mama. It is one of the best parenting decisions we took I think. I love writing about it too

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      Great to know that. Thanks.for dropping a comment.

  12. Melani Rayen October 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    That’s an informative and useful post for new mothers…Think it is a decision every mother needs to take when she is delivering her little one.

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      Neha Sharma October 11, 2017 at 10:07 pm - Reply

      So true, thanks for replying.

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