I often recommend purchasing AIOs to friends researching cloth diapers, but find myself wishing they were available in a broader range of prices. AIOs are the most convenient cloth diaper, in my opinion, and most similar to disposable diapers. Unfortunately, they are also often out of the reach of the more frugal or budget-conscious cloth diapering family.
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We tested a Pacific blue AIO on our tall, slim 2 year-old and experienced no leaks while using it consistently over a month’s time. It held up beautifully in the wash and is a diaper I consistently take in my diaper clutch because of it’s trim size and the convenience of use while out and about. Three Diaper Rite AIOs could easily fit into a space usually occupied by two stuffed pocket style diapers.
Ease of Use: Both my husband and I appreciated the ease of using this diaper. No matching inserts or stuffing required. The tongue-style soaker is sewn down in the back. To put on baby, you simply tuck the soaker inside the Soaker Stopper to keep it in place, then fit on baby like you would a disposable diaper.
The semi-attached suedecloth soaker is especially useful when cleaning solids off of a diaper. You can hold the diaper over your toilet bowl, easily shake solids from the soaker and even rinse or swish without dipping the whole diaper.
Fabric: This is a frills-free diaper when it comes to fabric, but it does the job. The outerproof water cover is available in nine colors. The attached soaker is made of a suedecloth that is relatively soft and is meant to give baby a “stay dry” feeling. The fabric also dries quickly, which is a huge bonus for me!
We recently gave this diaper a real absorbency test when our toddler wasn’t feeling well and consuming more than his usual fluids. When I went to change him after an hour or so in the diaper, the soaker was completely drenched. Amazingly, Kai’s skin remained relatively dry, especially in the area where the soaker stopper lay against his waist.
Fit: Our toddler fits comfortably in his Diaper Rite AIO on the second setting. The diaper has 3 snaps on the wings, one below and two above. Because he is on the slim side and the diaper has a wide base, I worried that the diaper might have some fit issues. While I imagine that this AIO has a slimmer look on a chunkier baby, it still fit Kai well. I did sometimes find that the wing would dip at the bottom and perhaps could have used a fourth snap to keep it in place. I also found the soaker to create some bulk when folded to accommodate a smaller setting, but this isn’t unusual with cloth diapers.
Overall, I found the Diaper Rite AIO to be a basic, quality diaper at a great price. I would happily recommend this diaper to friends looking for a convenient option. It’s an affordable way to cut down on laundry time dedicated to cloth and a terrific alternative to disposables for a babysitter or caregiver unfamiliar with cloth diapers.
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