Washable diapers are reusable diapers: you can wash them out after wearing them once and then use them again. Because you can use these diapers several times, they are often very cheap and they are also good for the environment. Washable diapers come in many shapes and sizes. For example, you have hydrophilic and flannel diapers. You can discover the differences below:
Hydrophilic diapers are actually cloths that you can fold into diapers. But the cloths are much more than just diapers. You can also use them as a bib, towel, blanket and you name it. Due to this multifunctionality, hydrophilic diapers always come in handy. Usually the cloths are made of cotton, sometimes of plastic or another material. Are you thinking about using the muslin cloths as diapers? To prevent leaks, it is best to use the cloths in combination with diaper pants.
Flannel diapers, just like hydrophilic diapers, are actually cloths that you can fold into diapers. Flannel cloths are also very multifunctional, but are often slightly larger and thicker than hydrophilic cloths. Due to their size and thickness, they can be used, for example, as a fitted sheet. This way you can protect your child’s mattress against unwanted dirt.
Swim diapers are diapers that are specially made for swimming. Unlike regular diapers, these do not absorb water. Note: because of this low absorption capacity, a swimming diaper also collects little urine! That is why this diaper is only suitable for in the water. Furthermore, it is not wise to use normal diapers in the water. This is because they absorb water.
Diaper pants are in between a diaper and underpants. Diaper pants are slightly thinner than a regular diaper and can be put on in the same way as underpants. That is why these pants are ideal for children from about 1 year. It can be used as the next step towards toilet training.