Sized or One-Size?

Are you trying to decide between sized or one-size diapers for your stash? Bottombumpers offers both, so here are a few pros and cons of each to consider before making your choice:

One-size diapers

Pros:
Can be more economical
Easier when more than one child is in diapers
Will last for last for a longer span of baby’s diapering time
Generally fit babies from 8-10 pounds to 30-35 pounds, depending on the shape of the baby
Provides four size settings

Cons:
On the smallest settings, the folded material and inserts can create quite a bit of bulk on a tiny baby
If baby is under 8 or so pounds, one size diapers have a tendency to swallow baby up
There is a greater chance for user error when changing the settings of the diaper
May leak if not properly adjusted for baby’s size

Sized diapers

Pros:
As simple as paper diapers to use…just fasten and go
Provide a trimmer fit, especially on very tiny babies
No size adjustments needed
Price per diaper is less
May last through several children since they are used for a shorter duration
Some children potty learn before reaching the large size

Cons:
Price of buying several sizes
Inability to share between two diapered children of different sizes
Require storage space when not in use

I personally love sized diapers for newborns and large toddlers, but like the one-size option for my babies between about 2 months and 2 years. Since my children grow quickly and very large, that’s a great combination for us. My newborn and large sized diapers have easily survived wear of 3-4 babies since they were used for short periods of time. My often used one-size diapers have needed some replacing along the way.

About SusanC

Susan is a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, homebirthing,
homeschooling, natural-living mama to four boys. She has enjoyed trying a plethora of cloth diapers, carriers, and other baby products over the past decade and loves to
share her experiences with others.

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