How To Use Cloth Diapers With Inserts

Diapers are a necessity for any parent with a baby. There are many different types of diapers available on the market, but not all of them are created equal. In this post, we will discuss the benefits of using cloth diapers with inserts and how to do it properly.

Step 1: Choose the Right Diapers

Choosing the right diapers for your baby can be a daunting task. There are so many different types, styles, and sizes to choose from!

  • What do you want? A tight fit that will keep your baby dry all day long?
  • Or would you rather go with a more comfortable diaper that will let them move around more?
  • Do you want a disposable or reusable option? And what about inserts?
  • Do you want to use disposables or cloth diapers with inserts?

There are so many options to consider, and it can be hard to decide which is right for your family. Here are some tips on how to choose the right diapers for your child:

First, take into account your child’s age and size. Different diapers work better on different babies. For example, disposable newborn diapers work great on younger babies but may not provide enough absorbency as they grow older.

Cloth newborn diapers are perfect for this age group but may not be large enough later on in the toddler years. It’s important to figure out what type of diaper works best for your baby before they outgrow their current diaper type!

Next, think about what activities will be involved in day-to-day life. For example, if you have a toddler who is constantly running around, you may want to go with a disposable option that can hold up to lots of movement.

If your child will mostly be sleeping or sitting in one place, a reusable option may be the better choice.

And finally, think about the budget! Do you want to spend more money on disposable diapers or cloth diapers with inserts? It’s ultimately up to you and what works best for your family. There are plenty of options out there no matter what your budget is!

Step 2: Choose the Right Inserts

When it comes to cloth diapering, there are a few things you need to consider before selecting the right inserts. The most important factor is your baby’s weight and size. You also want to make sure the insert fits well and is comfortable for both you and your baby.

There are a few types of inserts available on the market, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the most common types:

Pockets: These inserts fit into a pocket in the front or back of your cloth diaper, providing extra absorbency. They’re popular among parents who want an easy way to add extra absorbency without having to resort to using disposables. downside: Pockets can be bulky and difficult to remove; they may also leak if not properly fitted.

Bamboo/Cotton Terry Cloth Diapers: These diapers feature two layers of fabric- one made of bamboo charcoal fibers, which are highly absorbent; the other of cotton terrycloth, which helps keep moisture away from your baby’s skin. They’re great for babies who tend to get wetter than others- as long as they have enough room in their diaper! downside: They can be a bit more expensive than other types of inserts and may not be as absorbent.

Flatabs: These inserts are shaped like a pancake, and fit into the center of your cloth diaper without bulk. They’re perfect for parents who want an insert that doesn’t add extra bulk to their diaper and helps to keep their baby’s clothes from sticking to the insert. downside: Flatabs tend to be less absorbent than other types of inserts, so you may need to use more of them in order to get the same amount of absorption.

There are also hybrid inserts- such as the SmartBum Insert- which are a combination of two different types of inserts, providing extra absorbency in one area and keeping moisture away from your baby’s skin in another. This is a great option for parents who want the convenience of a pocket (for extra absorbency) but don’t want to add extra bulk or weight to their diaper.

Ultimately, the type of insert you choose will depend on your specific needs and preferences. Just remember to select one that fits well, is comfortable for both you and your baby, and provides the level of absorbency you desire. Happy cloth diapering!

Step 3: Choose the Right Weight of Diapers

Choosing the right weight of diapers can be a challenge. You want to find diapers that are comfortable and fit well, but also have a weight that will not cause excess wear on your clothes or damage to your Diaper Genie. There are many factors to consider when choosing the right weight diaper for your child.

One important factor to consider is the size of your child. Different babies have different weights and will need different types and weights of diapers. For example, a baby who is average in weight may need A-size diapers, while a very overweight baby may need XXL-size diapers.

Another important factor to consider is the age of your child. Younger babies will often wet their pants more than older children, so they will likely need heavier diapers than an older child who does not wet their pants as much.

Buttocks also play an important role in choosing the right weight of diapers for your child; if you have a heavy-bottomed toddler, for example, you might want to choose a heavier diaper than if you have an average-weighted toddler with thinner skin on his buttock area.

I hope this information was helpful!

Step 4: Sew the Diapers Together

After you have sewn the diapers together, make sure that there are no gaps between the inserts and the diaper. If there are any gaps, you can use a seam ripper to close them up.

Step 5: Fill the Inserts

Once your cloth diapers are fitted with inserts, you’re ready to fill them up with your baby’s favorite goop! There are a few ways to do this: You can either use a wet bag or colander to fill the diapers up, or you can pour the mixture into the inserts directly.

Either way, it’s important to make sure that the diaper is completely full before putting on your little one! If there are any leaks after you’ve filled them up, it might be helpful to adjust the fit of your cloth diaper a bit so that it’s a snugger.

Have fun customizing your cloth Diaper experience and enjoy keeping your baby clean and healthy!

Step 6: Wring the Water Out

After you’ve wrung out the diapers, it’s time to put them away. If your diaper pail has a liner, you can just toss the diapers in without bothering to wring them out first.

If your pail doesn’t have a liner, you’ll need to wring out the diapers before putting them in. To do this, place the diaper inside a clean cloth towel and give it a good squeeze. You should be able to get at least half of the water out of the diaper this way.


Using cloth diapers with inserts is a great way to keep your baby dry and comfortable. It is a good way to avoid expensive disposable diapers.