Guide to Cloth Diapering

You are expecting a baby! Congratulations! And you're considering using cloth diapers? Wonderful!

Or, maybe, you are just tired of using disposables, and are looking to switch over to cloth diapers but are starting from square one with no information. Great!

We are here to help!

We're sure you've come across more information than you can handle as you've began exploring cloth diapering. It can all be a bit confusing, but it doesn't have to be that way. Cloth diapering is actually very simple; the most difficult aspect is deciding which diaper to use.

With the Mother-ease Guide to Cloth Diapering, you will be introduced to each type of cloth diaper and presented with the pros and cons of each. Once you have been thoroughly educated in what kind of diapers are available, choosing the right system for you, your family - and most importantly, your baby - will be a breeze!

3 Cloth Diaper Categories:

  • Fitted Diapers
  • All-in-One Diapers
  • All-in-Two Diapers

Let's take a closer look at each type of diaper:

Fitted Cloth Diapers

Available in our Sandy's and One Size fitted diapers

Fitted Diapers

In the early 90s, fitted cloth diapers transformed practical cloth diapering. They became affordable and incredibly efficient. Today, not much has changed, except there availability in fabric options, maximumizing absorbency and also reducing drying time.

Fitted cloth diapers are a two-step system, in that the absorbent diaper and waterproof cover are closed around your baby in two separate steps. (see video above)

The waterproof covers worn overtop are available in a number of sizes for a customized fit as your baby grows in either snaps (Air Flow) or Velcro (Rikki Wrap).

Learn more about the Sandy's Diaper

Learn more about the One Size Diaper

The Mother-ease Difference

Time tested, and with rave reviews since 1991, Mother-ease uses specially knit fabrics that are designed to outlast and outperform any other diapers on the market. Our fitted diapers will have the greatest longevity, the most absorbency with the least amount of drying time. Mother-ease offers a lifetime warranty on our snaps and elastics.

Pro / Con List:


Elastic - Fully elasticized waist and legs for great containment
Economical - less covers are required than fitted diapers
Quick Drying - fitted diaper and waterproof cover are separate
Revitalize - ability to revive the covers using Cover Revitalizer when needed
Absorbency - very absorbent and great for night time


Two Step System - more difficult once your baby becomes impatient during diaper changes
Fit - bulky fit compared to newer All in Two and All in One diapers
Drying - night time diapers take a little longer to dry

Learn More - Sandy's Fitted Diaper

All in Two Cloth Diapers

All-in-Two Diapers

The AI2 cloth diaper has two parts: an absorbent inner diaper and a waterproof outer cover that snaps together.

Once assembled, this all in two cloth diaper becomes a one-step diapering system for quick diaper changes.

Simply unsnap the wet or soiled absorbent insert from the waterproof cover and replace it with a clean one, reusing the waterproof cover.

The Mother-ease Difference

Unlike other AI2 diapers on the market, Mother-ease's innovative Wizard Duo uses a fully elasticized absorbent Insert that spans the entire inside of the waterproof cover. The waterproof cover is also fully elasticized, creating two lines of defense against leaks and blow-outs. A Night-Time Insert is available for 12+ hours of leak-free nights and naps. Mother-ease offers a lifetime warranty on our snaps and elastics.

Pro / Con List:


Convenient one-step diapering system
Quick Drying - diaper and waterproof cover are separate
Economical - less covers are required than absorbent Inserts
Easy to use - preassemble diapers for child care providers and grandparents
Elastic - fully elasticized waist and legs for great containment
Revitalize - ability to revive the covers using Cover Revitalizer when needed


The absorbent diaper Insert must be snapped into each cover before use.

All in One Cloth Diapers

All-in-One Diapers

All-in-One Diapers are exactly that: a waterproof outer cover and absorbent inner all in one!

This one-step diaper snaps around your baby with ease! Change when wet or soiled, wash, dry and repeat. Simplicity as its best!

All-in-one diapers are slim fitting, available in one-size fits all and newborn for a perfect fit.

The Mother-ease Difference

Mother-ease All-in-One diapers are manufactured with our EasyCare technology, which allows the diaper to dry quickly. Our AIO cover is wider than the inner absorbent diaper, allowing it to fully encompass the absorbent diaper, resulting in a leak-free system. Mother-ease offers a lifetime warranty on our elastics and snaps!

Pro / Con List:


Convenience - the most convenient diapering system
Fit - the best fit at any age
Easy to use - out of the wash and drier and wrapped around your baby's bum
Elastic - fully elasticized waist and legs for great containment
Extra Absorbency - easy added between the cover and absorbent inner


- Slightly longer drying time compared to Fitteds and All in Two's
- Cannot use Mother-ease Cover Revitalizer when required