Fitted diapers work much like AIO’s except that they do not have a built-in waterproof layer. For this reason, they require a cover of some sort to go over them. I only have two fitted diapers in my stash. I have found that they work quite well for us, but Wink looks sort of hilarious in them because they are so bulky. Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of how this system works.
- Function. Super effective at containing messes.
- Cute-ability. Since the cover doesn’t need to be changed, you can put your babe in a cover that matches their outfit, and they can wear it all day. Sometimes Wink’s pocket diapers clash pretty badly with his clothes.
- Drying time. You can dry fitteds in the dryer, which makes laundry day so much faster!
- Diaper Rash. Due to their lack of a stay-dry liner, babies in fitteds are more prone to get diaper rash.
- Difficulty. If you’ve got a wiggly little one, the last thing you’re going to want to do is diaper him or her twice in one sitting.
Cost: The average fitted sells for about $11. Covers are about $10. Assuming you do 12 diaper changes a day, you’ll need about 24 fitteds and maybe 5 covers. That’s an initial investment of $314. Purchase one-size diapers, and you’re done until you little guy potty trains. Using disposables, you’d spend that much in just 5 months. Again, even after you factor in the cost of laundry, you’re still saving a ton of cash!
Do you use fitteds? Which brand is your favorite?
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