Let us point out the reasons why everyone should have at least a few all-in-one diapers in their stash.
Reasons to choose an all-in-one cloth diaper:
They're convenient! Sure, stuffing a pocket will get you the same results, but all-in-ones have some major benefits.
- You don't need to sort and stuff the diaper in advance with inserts
- You don't have to worry about inserts bunching
- You don't have to remove the inserts before placing the soiled diaper in your wetbag, diaper pail or washing machine
Perfect for convincing others to use cloth! Trying to convince your daycare provider, babysitter, grandparent or a friend to use your cloth diapers when they care for your child?
Providing them with AIO's to start will show them that modern cloth can be just as easy to use and convenient as disposables. By giving them an AIO you'll be giving them the confidence they need to know that they can handle it.
Once they've fallen in love with cloth and are on board with using your cloth diapers then you can teach them how to use pocket diapers, covers, prefolds and more.
All-In-One's are great for doctor appointments! Similar to the above, when at the doctor for a weigh in or wellness check, you're often required to take babies diaper on and off quickly for the doctor and you know you don't want to upset your already nervous baby.
All-In-One's, especially ones with aplix like the BumGenius Freetime allow you to quickly change diapers and fasten them while holding a squirming baby on the doctor's table.
All-In-One's can be versatile! Although you might think a drawback to an AIO is that they may not be absorbent enough, it's important to note that with the help of a stay-dry doubler or extra insert you CAN increase the absorbency of many AIO's.
Several AIO's also now come with semi-attached inserts that you can place a doubler under or pockets that can be used for stuffing when you'd like to increase absorbency.
In my personal opinion, AIO's are great to have on hand when you need the ultimate in convenience with the most ease of use.
So, how many AIO's do you have in your cloth diaper stash and how often do you use them?