Diaper covers are one of the best budget options for cloth diapering. Originally, I was only going to use pre-folds because they were the most affordable option. As Bo got bigger, however, I found that I really enjoy using pocket diapers as well, because they go on quicker and are easier to change on wiggly bodies. So now, we use a mix of both. Currently we have these brands in our diaper stash:
The Kawaii covers are simple, one-size, and have Velcro closures. At 7 months (and 18 pounds), Bo is already on the largest snap setting. I’m not sure how long they will continue to fit her. The edges of these covers are fraying, but overall, I feel like they have held up pretty well. They have a cloth interior, which I don’t really care for, as the Velcro snags on the cloth all the time, even when using the laundry tabs.
I purchased this cover because I like the color. I purchased a deep green that is a hybrid between kelly and forest green. This cover has a snap closure. The snaps are sticky enough, but the texture of the diaper is uncomfortable. This diaper has an elastic size changer that adjusts the rise setting. The legs are lined with soft fleece, which I liked. The diaper has a small pocket in the back to slip an insert in, if you don’t use a diaper fastened around the baby’s waist. However, the pocket was too narrow for our inserts. I was not really pleased with this cover.
I purchased two Blueberry covers- one in cow print and one in a monster print. These covers also have snap rises and snap closure. They do not have any kind of insert pocket, which I was a little sad about, but other than that, they are my current favorite diaper cover. The snaps stay in place, and you can fit a diaper of varying thicknesses inside the insert. The legs have double gussets, which is a nice feature for holding in potential leaks.
I purchased the Quinn print (green and orange plaid) in this diaper cover. Like the Blueberry covers, it has no insert pocket. I love the feel of this cover. It is very soft and cool, even through it kind of has a plastic-like texture. The trouble that I have with this diaper is that the snaps are weak. I’ve found that if I don’t use a diaper fastened around Bo, the snaps pop open all the time. I was disappointed by this, because I had heard really good things about Rumparooz diapers. Perhaps my snaps are weaker than normal?
Flip has both a snap version and a Velcro version. We have the Velcro version. Flip has pockets on the top and bottom of the diaper which hold in inserts well. Flip diapers are my favorite for holding inserts. They are not quite as good for using with a diaper wrapped around the baby, but I love how they are holding up after 7 months of heavy use. If Flip had more patterns, I would love them the most, I believe.
My Diaper Cover Recommendations
I like Blueberry the best for using over fitted and diapers fastened around baby. For inserts, Flip is my favorite cover brand. Kawaii is a great inexpensive option, but it doesn’t hold up as well. I doubt my Kawaiis will last past Bo’s first birthday.
Have you tried these diaper cover brands? What are your favorites?