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My Perfect Dream Cloth Diaper

Now that I have been a cloth diapering mama for over a year, I feel a bit more knowledgable. I’m no longer “new” to cloth and have a pretty good sense of what I do and don’t like in a reusable diaper.


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With more than 40 diapers in our stash from a variety of brands and retailers, I have yet to encounter the elusive “perfect” diaper. I’m not even sure it exists! I have a few that cone close, but none fully capture that title yet. I don’t know the first thing about MAKING them, so I can’t ever produce the perfect one. I will just keep searching and hopefully find it someday.

There are a lot of features I like from different cloth diapers and if I had a way to mash my stash together, I’d come up with some awesome blends.

My Perfect Dream Diaper

  • Pocket opening in the middle like Applecheeks diapers.
  • Have an automatic self-adjusting rise like Envibum.
  • Would agitate the insert out in the wash like Glowbug, GoGreen, Thirsties, Applecheeks, Booty Buns and others do.
  • Hip snaps and cross over snaps like OhKaty and Booty Buns.
  • Or side snaps like Knickernappies and BottomBumpers.
  • Bamboo lining like the organic Diaper Rite and Bumble Bee diapers.
  • Trim, ultra absorbent hemp cotton blend inserts like the LoopyDo.
  • Double gussets to contain messes and leaks.
  • Fun, bold, and bright colors and patterns!
  • Affordable.
  • One size.
  • Washes well and dries fast.
  • Ability to wash itself and never stain… Hey I’m dreaming here!

Now, you know if I ever had this diaper I’d probably still find something else I’d prefer to add to its features, but this would be a fab diaper, wouldn’t it?

What would be your perfect diaper?

Jill M

Thursday 7th of June 2012

My perfect diaper is the BumGenius Freetime, but I would somehow want to figure out a way to get the front tummy to lay flatter, and stay snug, so there aren't any tummy leaks when the babies are doing tummy time. I like this diaper because its an AIO with no stuffing (we have twins so need to keep things quick!), it driest quickly because of the flaps, and for me, it is very easy to spray off with the diaper sprayer. I know other people complain about the flaps, but I haven't had that issue, and I actually get a lot more overspray with pocket diapers.


Saturday 9th of June 2012

Lol oops YOU left the tip!


Saturday 9th of June 2012

We haven't had issues with tummy leaks surprisingly since my daughter has always been slim, but someone mentioned putting a cloth wipe at the waist during tummy time. Not sure if that would help?


Tuesday 5th of June 2012

I haven't had a chance to try cd on my own little one, but my sister used BG and fB as well as some others. I liked them, but I definitely like the agitate out in the wash feature of diapers. It seems so nifty.

Jessica Parks Wiese

Sunday 3rd of June 2012

My favorite diaper right now is the Bum Genius Elemental. I love how trim they are, and they are the perfect diaper bag diaper. I hate how easily the organic cotton gets holes in it though. So, I would love a diaper as slim as the elemental, but something different and longer lasting in the middle. :)

Alisha Hodges

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

I'll be cloth diapering my first baby when she's born in a couple of months, so I'm not sure what I'd like in a cloth diaper yet. I only know I wanted one-size, snaps, and leg gussets, but blogs like this help me know what to look for.


Wednesday 23rd of May 2012

Gussests are very helpful for keeping the poo in! Congrats on the baby and the decision to use cloth! We have lots of other posts about cloth diapers, accessories, laundry etc. Depending on your newborn's size, you might want to make sure to have some prefolds with covers for the early days. The one size diapers typically don't fit very well until they are 8lbs+ - so just something to keep in mind!

Shakeeta W

Wednesday 4th of April 2012

I'm loving this list! The one thing I'd add would be a 4x3 design (instead of the "traditional" 3x3) to make it truly OS :)