It is great that in the modern age of cloth diapering we parents have so many options. You can cloth diaper your baby in prefolds, fitteds, all-in-ones, or pocket diapers. Closures can be Aplix or snaps. Materials can be organic or synthetic. There are endless combinations, and you can have all of them if you'd like!
When my daughter outgrew the Kissaluvs Fitted Diapers she used as a newborn (and believe me, they are great newborn diapers!), we decided to go with pocket diapers. There were several reasons we made the switch, one of which was the lining that would keep the wet insert away from her little bottom.
Because there were so many choices…
Because there were so many choices, we decided to try a few different brands of pocket diapers. Our favorites quickly became the bumGenius! 3.0 One Size Pocket Diaper and FuzziBunz size medium (they didn't have the one-size yet, though these are now a favorite as well). There are a variety of reasons why these stood out, not least of which was the great way they each kept our daughter's bottom dry despite having a wet diaper.
But one of the advantages of bumGenius! didn't become apparent until our daughter started eating solids.
Yes, it has to do with number two.
You see, bumGenius! 3.0 One Size Pocket Diapers are lined with sueded fabric, instead of fleece like FuzziBunz and some others.
It's all in how the poo "sticks"!
In my experience, the poo sticks a little to more textured fleece, while it comes right off the sueded material. Now don't get me wrong, the fleece is still easy to clean, and if the poo is really solid it will roll right off whatever material happens to line the diaper, but the sueded material in the bumGenius diapers allows even the not-so-solid poo to roll right off in to the toilet.
Of course, there are times when really "loose number" two's are impossible to dispose of without a little work, no matter what kind of diaper your child is wearing! For those situations, I have a diaper sprayer - certainly a must-have in our house; no swishing for me!
But even with the comparative ease of a sprayer, it's even better if you don't have to rinse the diapers off at all! I'm all for a quick roll into the toilet and then into the diaper pail. You might have to give the diaper a little shake, but I've been pleasantly surprised by how often I can get away with not even needing the sprayer at all.
There are certainly other things that I like about bumGenius! 3.0 One Size Pocket Diapers, but the suede lining has quickly moved to the top of my list of favorite features.
Not only does it keep our daughter's bottom dry and feel "oh so soft" against her skin, but it also makes diaper changes easier!
And anything that makes my job of cloth diapering easier is naturally, a big plus in my book.