A pocket diaper is made up of a waterproof cover that has a microfleece or suedecloth lining that forms a pocket between the lining and the cover. This allows you to insert absorbency into the pocket for collecting waste. A key disadvantage of pocket diapers is that they tend to have a bulky and poor fit. A second (and gross!) disadvantage is the process of “un-stuffing” the pocket. A key advantage of pocket diapers is that it is relatively easy to add significant amounts of various types of absorbency. A second disadvantage is the microfleece or suedecloth lining, which means that you will have very little choice in putting anything besides synthetic fibers in contact with your baby’s skin.
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