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Cloth Diapering: Flats, Prefolds, Inserts, Boosters, and Liners...What's the Difference

One of my favorite things about cloth diapers is that they can be customized to your needs and preferences. While this makes cloth amazing, it can be a little confusing at first. I talked before on the Types of Cloth Diapers, this post will talk about all the "extras". Depending on the type of diaper you choose you may or may not need these.
Flats Flats are most likely what your grandma would think about a cloth diaper. They are just a large square of fabric. Most are made of cotton but you can also find ones made with bamboo and hemp. They can be folded many ways. There are folds special for boys, girls, newborns, skinny babies, and chunky babies. After they are folded around your baby you can put on a cover to make it waterproof. They can also be folded into a rectangle, called a pad-fold, and laid in the cover or stuffed in a pocket diaper. I love to use flour sack towels (FST) as flats. I generally pad-fold mine and stuff them into a pocket. FST can be bought on Amazon h…

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