The 7 Best Cloth Diapers of 2015

Thinking about switching from disposables to cloth diapers? Let these cute picks convert you. After all, going cloth is better for the earth, your baby and your wallet.

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Cloth is Better

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Cloth is Better

So you're going (or thinking about going) the eco-friendly diapering route. You go, mama! Cloth diapers aren't just easy on the environment—they're easy on your wallet, too. "It's possible to get set up with cloth diapers and accessories for around $350 to $500 for two-and-a-half years of use," says Paula DeVore, a cloth diapering expert. "Disposible diapers can cost upward of $1,800 during that same time frame."

But if you don't do a little research into the different cloth diaper options, it's going to result in a lot of (messy) trial and error. We got down and dirty so you're not bummed with your decision later. Here's a breakdown of the cloth diaper categories, and some of our faves.

Read on for the 4 main types of cloth diaper >>>>

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Pocket Diapers

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Pocket Diapers

Pocket diapers consist of an absorbent insert made of microfiber, hemp, cotton or bamboo that slips between a waterproof exterior and a wetness-wicking liner. Many pocket diapers offer a one-size-fits-all option. If you're cloth diapering full-time, you'll need at least 24.

Read on for our top 2 pocket diapers >>>>

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FuzziBunz's Adjustable Pocket Print Diaper

FuzziBunz

FuzziBunz's Adjustable Pocket Print Diaper

FuzziBunz's Adjustable Pocket diapers are new and improved. The buttons and snaps are smartly positioned so the fit is more secure around Baby's waist and legs (translation: less leaks). Plus, there's over 30 adjustment settings, which make them a great option for small babies. ($11, fuzzibunz.com)

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Rumparooz One Size Cloth Pocket Diaper

Rumparooz

Rumparooz One Size Cloth Pocket Diaper

The Rumparooz One Size Cloth Diapers are designed to grow with your baby. The outer layer of the diaper is waterproof and comes in 16 fun colors and patterns, like Owls, Robots and Destiny (pictured). ($24, kangacare.com)

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Diaper Covers

Thirsties

Diaper Covers

Diaper covers pair with the prefolded diapers provided by a laundering service. You can also use a fitted diaper with a cover. DeVore recommends six covers and 36 prefolds if you're washing at home.

We recommend Thirsties Diaper Covers, which are secure and waterproof—a win-win when it comes to cloth diapers. And there are plenty of pretty hues to choose from, including Celery, Mango and Rose, and patterns like Hoot (pictured). ($12, thirstiesbaby.com)

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Hybrids

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Hybrids

Hybrids blur the categories of disposables, cover and pocket diapers. Cloth or disposable inserts catch messes while the cover (usually) stays clean.

Read on for our 2 favorite hybrids >>>>

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GroVia Hybrid Cloth Diaper

GroVia

GroVia Hybrid Cloth Diaper

A snazzy snap system allows the GroVia Hybrid Cloth Diapers to grow with your bub, plus a breathable mesh makes for comfortable wearing for Baby. Bonus: You can buy eco-friendly organic cotton soakers. ($14 for a diaper cover; $20 for a pack of 50 inserts, gro-via.com)

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gPants by gDiapers

gDiapers

gPants by gDiapers

Dare we say that gDiapers's gPants look downright adorable in colors like Guppy Green and Gumdrop Purple, not to mention this Gone Sailing print (pictured)? And the disposable inserts can be flushed or composted (only wet ones). (starting at $18 for a diaper cover; $15 for a pack of 40 disposable inserts, gdiapers.com)

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All-in-Ones

bumGenius

All-in-Ones

All-in-one resuable diapers have the layers—cover and moisture-absorbing insert—tacked together, so it's your easiest alternative. They're best for day use and sometimes need an extra soak to get clean.

Made with organic cotton, the bumGenius Elemental (pictured) is a solid pick. You can tuck inserts into the diaper to adjust absorbancy and the tab closure is just like a typical disposable diaper so it's easy to use. ($25, bumgenius.com)

Alternatively, no need to deal with messy inserts with the Kussaluvs Marvels AIO cloth diapers. You can just throw them right in the washer. ($23, kissaluvs.com)

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