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Do I Need Cloth Diaper Covers?

Posted by Bryana on 1/15/2011 to Cloth Diaper How-To

Do I need cloth diaper covers? Of the many questions that people have about cloth diapering their babies, this is a very frequent one that is asked. If you are wondering whether or not you need cloth diaper covers for your baby, the answer is that it depends on what kind of cloth diaper you are using.

Do I need cloth diaper covers? Cloth diaper covers are meant to keep the diaper from leaking onto the clothing. Usually, these are made of a water-resistant material such as plastic, etc. One of these can be worn over the diaper all day and not have to be changed with the diaper. They are just put back on over the diaper whenever the clean diaper is put on. Cloth diaper covers even have another function as well. Cloth diapers cover up boring white diapers. They come in a variety of colors and prints that will add a little more style to your baby’s diaper than you would ever have with even disposable diapers.

Do I need cloth diaper covers? This actually depends on the type of cloth diaper that you are using. If you are using a regular all cloth diaper such as a cotton prefold, then you will most definitely need a cloth diaper cover for your diaper. It will keep your baby’s mess from going through their diaper onto their clothes and making even more of a mess than you want to deal with.

There are some occasions when you won’t need a cloth diaper cover at all. You will not need one with some of the new types of cloth diaper sets that are made by some companies because they have them included already with liners that can be changed. These are much easier types of newer cloth diapers that don’t require anything else at all.

Do I need cloth diaper covers? It depends solely on the type of cloth diaper you are using whether or not you will need one of these useful cloth diapering accessories. If you are using prefolds, then you will, but not with some of the newer types of cloth diapers.