The original cloth diapers. Even so, these have come a long way since our grandmothers used them. Available in a variety of fiber blends, sizes, layers. These sometimes seem more complicated than an all-in-one because you may think you have to fasten them, but there are a lot of tricks out there to make this easy as can be. No snappi required.
Also, many like these because they are the easiest to get super-duper clean in the wash. No crevices, gussets, etc
Diaper Services use these, too.
They require waterproof cover.
The most durable of all diaper textiles - these will last 25 years, and make fantastic kitchen/cleaning rags post-diaper-days.
The most economical of all available options. You can afford to buy 36 diapers to use for subsequent kids. Remember to also purchase at least 5 covers in each size for laundry rotation.
SMART IDEAS by our customers
"...My thought process while diapering is 'more bang for my buck". For me, a large supply of cotton prefolds and adjustable snap covers is how I diaper. Its the easiest route; cheap and efficient. I hate velcro covers, they just don't stand up to washings and the older the baby gets the easier it is for them to take the diaper off! Diaper cover wise, I love Thirsties, I have one cover that I have used with my 2 year old since he was 6 months old! That is a deal....Make diapering convenient, efficient, and affordable. Otherwise, its not worth the time, energy and money."
-Caroline B , Reviewing the PRACTICALITY and SIMPLICITY of Prefolds and Covers.