Where does your husband stand with cloth diapers?
I’m amazed at how different each dad is. Some hate it and will only use disposables. Others are indifferent and just put on whatever looks easiest. But, there are many that are just as committed and passionate as us moms are.
My husband is a mix of the last and the middle. I think that’s probably where most men stand. They want what’s easiest (and, quite frankly, so do I!) and what’s best for baby and/or wallet.
With that in mind, it’s important to have cloth diapers that aren’t overly complicated for those who aren’t as well versed in the how-tos of cloth diapering.
In our house that also includes not having diapers that stink.
What are some dad friendly cloth diapers?
My qualifications are easy to stuff (if it’s a pocket), easy to care for (no internal soaker that will get funky), easy to put on, attractive (we all care about style to some point), wide size range, diaper sprayer friendly and price.
After making the following list I realized that all are available in cute prints, velcro option, one-sized/two-sized, easy to stuff and easy to clean. That’s sticking to my qualifications!
Rumparooz: Rumparooz are my favorite pocket because they have every favorite feature all in one diaper. The “poop scoop” is a real winner with dads…no leaks = “honey, I want a whole stash of these.” I prefer the Rumparooz pocket over the Bum Genius pocket because the flap on the Bum Genius (although meant to be a helper) gets in my way and makes things messier- for me anyways Microchamois inner makes spraying or rinsing or plopping easy. Rumparooz review.
bumGenius 4.0 : wide pocket, easy to stuff, stretchy tabs make it easy to get a snug fit. I’m not a fan of the flap over the pocket opening. Suede cloth inner makes spraying or rinsing or plopping easy…even easier than microchamois or microfleece. Artist series prints click here. Recent Artist Series review.
Kawaii One Size: My favorite of this brand are the Snazzy Minky Velcro. The velcro is tight and the panel wide. I have a review of these on the schedule but I promise I wouldn’t include them in this list if they weren’t worthy … by the time I post this I’m going to have a whole stash! I can’t stop going back to buy more.
Thirsties Duo Diaper: Easy to stuff, no need to remove insert before washing because of the dual (sleeve) opening, awesome gussets hold messes in, absorbent microfiber/hemp insert. Tabs do get messy sooner than anyone would hope for but that’s my only complaint.
Bummis Tots Bots Easy Fit Pocket Diaper: This is the only one I haven’t yet reviewed. I have one of their new prints on the way and I’ll let you know what I think then. From reviews and pictures this diaper seems like an easy cloth diaper for anyone. I have questions about the 2 snap rise (I prefer 3 across), velcro tabs (looks flimsy and hard to grab) and whether or not when you stuff the attached insert it is stay-dry fabric against baby. Feel free to add your feedback. Prints can be seen here.
Cutiepoops: Easy to stuff. Super cute designs. Affordable.
You don’t have to get velcro diapers if you want Dad to be involved. They’re just easier, especially if your husband has big hands making it trickier to snap 4 tiny snaps together on a wiggly baby. My husband doesn’t enjoy changing diapers but he can use any of the hundreds (okay so it just seems like I have hundreds but I really don’t) we have. Given a choice he’ll choose the one that produces the shortest pit stop time.
Also, it’s highly unlikely that my husband will remove an insert from a pocket and it’s a guarantee that he will toss the wool cover in the washer area. So, choosing diapers for him that he can’t mess up makes us all happy.