Sized vs. One Sized Diapers

Questions:  It looks like One Sized Diapers will save me money, but will they really fit from birth till potty training?

I really wish the answer to this was a simple yes. Sadly, it’s kind of a mixed bag when it comes to one size cloth diapers.  The majority of one size cloth diapers say they will fit from 6-35 lbs.  Since every baby has a unique build this isn’t always the case.

One of the advantages of a sized diaper is that you will get a trimmer fit.  When manufacturers make one sized pockets, fitteds, or all in ones they have to add extra material to make the diaper expand.  This of course means huge diapers on little 6 pound infants that look extra bulky.  With sized diapers you don’t have to make any crazy adjustments as the baby gets older.  You just buy the next size up and you ensure a better fit.

With one sized diapers you can save money in the long run.  You can purchase 18-30 One size diapers in hopes that they are all you need for cloth diapering a child.  This of course can save you quite a bit of money over the long run when compared to getting 18 of each size.  You also usually get a ton of adjust ability on one sized diapers since most have elastic or snaps through out the entire diaper.

Overall, you can probably do one size diapers but you might have to supplement your stash with sized diapers for the first few weeks.  Also, a ton of parents have had luck with two-sized diapers like Thirsties Duo All in Ones and Osocozy all in ones.  Because they are two sizes you can usually get a better newborn fit.

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