Emily completed her research project on reusable protection She saw the options as
- A pull-up or snap plastic pant over a pin-on or velcro cloth diaper, as I wore as a teenager.
- A PUL wrap over a cloth diaper.
- An all-in-one – a plastic pant with an absorbent lining sewn in.
- A pocket diaper – a plastic pant with a pocket to hold a cloth diaper.
I steered her somewhat based on my own experience.
She immediately rejected a pin-on or velcro diaper. It didn’t bother her that it was like a baby diaper. But it seemed inferior to the other options.
She initially liked the idea of an all-in-one. I steered her away from that. I had a pair in high school and liked it, but they are hard to dry and the plastic wears out before the sewn-in lining.
I have started wearing a PUL wrap (rather than a stretch pant) over the pad. (More on that in my next post), and I like that option. PUL is excellent – waterproof, but breathable, light and comfortable against the skin. The wrap holds the pad in place even better than the stretch pant, and catches the occasional leak.
However, Emily settled on the Super Undies pocket diaper, because it was was simpler and held the diaper in place without pins or velcro. They fit well and completely contained her only accident so far.