There are many different accessories that you may or may not need with cloth diapers. One of these is something called a cloth diaper liner. There are cases when cloth diaper liners would be helpful to you and your baby, and other cases where they would really be a waste of your money.
Cloth diaper liners are very thin sheets of biodegradable, often flushable fabric that is placed in the middle of the diaper. This thin fabric doesn’t really serve to thicken the diaper as much as it serves to protect the baby’s skin from the diaper whenever the diaper is soiled or moistened.
Many parents find a great use for cloth diaper liners for one of two reasons. The first of these reasons is if the baby has especially sensitive skin. Moist cloth against the baby’s skin for any period of time can cause some babies to break out in rashes and their skin may get very irritated. This can cause quite a headache and one cranky baby. But cloth diaper liners can ease the trauma to the baby’s skin.
Overnight, babies will most often wet their diapers. If they sleep with their wet diaper on, which often happens during the night with most babies. The moisture against the skin overnight can cause a baby to wake up quite grouchy. Cloth diaper liners can help with this because they will relieve some of the moisture on the skin from the wet fabric. Some parents, though, don’t really see the need for cloth diaper liners at all. This is because their babies wet their diapers heavily, especially at night. When this is the case, the liners really don’t do much of anything at all except become another piece of fabric that is inside the diaper and soaking wet. These people need to go elsewhere for a different accessory for their babies’ cloth diapers.
Cloth diaper liners are a potentially very great accessory that you can get for cloth diapering your baby. Some parents find use in these items and how they keep the moisture from the baby’s skin, but others don’t find use for them at all.