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Should I use diaper liners or inserts with cloth diapers?

Hi everyone,

I'm a first-time mom and I just started using cloth diapers for my baby. I have been researching online and trying to figure out the difference between diaper liners and inserts, but I can't seem to find a clear answer. I was wondering if any experienced moms out there could give me some advice on whether I should use diaper liners or inserts or both?

I'm also not sure which type of cloth diaper I should be using them with. I currently have a mix of pocket diapers and all-in-one diapers, but I'm open to buying more if necessary.

I'm mostly concerned about making sure my baby stays dry and comfortable, while also making sure clean-up is easy and efficient. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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Hello all,

As a cloth diapering mom, I would recommend using both diaper liners and inserts with cloth diapers. Diaper liners are great for catching solids, particularly with breastfed babies, who tend to have more watery and frequent stools. They are also great because they can be easily disposed of by flushing or throwing them into the garbage without having to rinse the diapers. Disposable liners are affordable and require less effort compared to reusable liners.

Inserts, on the other hand, provide extra absorbency to keep your baby dry and comfortable. They come in different materials, like hemp, bamboo, cotton, and microfiber, and all have different absorbency levels. I prefer using bamboo inserts because they don't retain odors and have great absorbency. However, some cloth diapering moms prefer using a combination of inserts for better absorption.

In terms of the type of cloth diaper to use, every mom's preference differs. Pocket diapers are great because they have a pocket on the inside to insert an extra layer of absorbency, while all-in-one diapers, as the name suggests, have all the layers sewn together, which makes them easy to put on and take off.

In conclusion, both diaper liners and inserts are essential for a great cloth diapering experience. They make clean-up easier while ensuring your baby stays dry and comfortable. Ultimately, it's up to you to find the right combination for your baby's needs.


Hi there,

As an experienced mom who has been using cloth diapers for over a year now, I would recommend using both diaper liners and inserts.

Diaper liners are great for catching solids and making clean-up easier, especially if you're dealing with a particularly messy diaper change. They are also useful if you're using creams or ointments that can potentially stain or damage your cloth diapers. I find that disposable liners work well, but if you're looking for a reusable option, fleece liners are a great option.

Inserts, on the other hand, are great for adding extra absorbency to your cloth diapers. They can also help to make sure your baby stays dry for longer periods of time, which is especially helpful during naps or outings. If you're using pocket diapers, I would recommend using microfiber or bamboo inserts, while for all-in-one diapers, cotton or hemp inserts work well.

In terms of which type of cloth diaper to use them with, it really depends on your personal preference and what works best for your baby. I personally prefer using both with my pocket diapers, while I mostly stick to using inserts with my all-in-one diapers.

Overall, I think it's important to experiment and find what works best for you and your baby. Every baby is different, and what works for one might not work for another. Good luck and happy cloth diapering!


Hello everyone,

As a mom who has been using cloth diapers for the past six months, I wanted to share my experience regarding the use of diaper liners and inserts.

In my opinion, diaper liners are a game-changer in cloth diapering. They save you time and energy when it comes to cleaning up the mess. However, I prefer using disposable liners as they are convenient, and I can dispose of them after each use. It also helps to prevent staining and damage to the cloth diaper, which is a great plus.

Inserts are also essential in cloth diapering, especially if you're dealing with a heavy wetter. I usually use microfiber inserts with my pocket diapers, and I find them highly absorbent. I prefer the pocket diaper because it's easy to insert the insert, and I can adjust the level of absorbency to suit my baby's needs.

If you're starting with cloth diapering, my advice is to experiment with different types of liners and inserts to find out what works best for your baby. Every baby's needs differ, and it's essential to find what works for you.

In summary, both diaper liners and inserts are essential to make your cloth diapering experience an enjoyable one. They are convenient, time-saving, and provide added protection for your baby. Don't be afraid to try out different options to find what works best for you and your little one.


Hey there,

As a fellow mom who has been using cloth diapers for over two years now, I would like to share my experience on using both diaper liners and inserts.

Diaper liners are an essential part of our cloth diapering routine. They make clean-up a breeze, especially when dealing with solid waste. We use reusable fleece liners that are durable and easy to wash. They also provide an added layer of protection against diaper creams, which can damage cloth diapers.

Inserts are also a must-have accessory for all cloth diapering moms. They can provide extra absorbency, especially during the night when babies tend to wet themselves more. We typically use bamboo or hemp inserts, which are highly absorbent and have natural anti-microbial properties. They are also gentle on the baby's skin and prevent diaper rash by keeping the skin dry.

In terms of the type of diaper, we have found that pocket diapers work best for us. They allow us to customize the level of absorbency and are less bulky than all-in-one diapers. Additionally, you can easily remove the inserts from the pocket, making them easier to wash and dry.

In conclusion, using both diaper liners and inserts has made our cloth diapering journey a lot easier over the years. It allows us to keep our baby comfortable while providing us with a quick and efficient way of cleaning up.

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