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Reasons to use All in One Cloth Diapers

First, what is an AIO diaper?
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An AIO or All in One diaper means that the diaper is complete, or all in one. The absorbency will be sewn into a waterproof cover. To use: slide the diaper under baby, and fasten. Voila! These kinds of diapers are especially preferred by caregivers and new cloth diapering parents for their ease of use. These cloth diapers are the closest to disposables in convenience. Simply wash, put on baby, and repeat. So why would you choose an AIO diaper over another type of diaper?
  1. Convenience
  2. Quick diaper changes
  3. No extra parts to worry about
  4. Ease of use
You may ask why we make different types of diapers if there are AIO diapers. AIO diapers work for many people, but that does not mean that it is the best option for you. They may also be a daytime option only, like our Duo AIO. Thirsties and other manufacturers carry different kinds of cloth diapers for the many different needs and desires of parents and their babies. Some may prefer convenience over cost, and some may prefer cost over convenience. Some may prefer natural fibers over man-made fibers, and vice-versa. You get where I am going here… You will ultimately have to decide what is right for you. What are the main complaints when using AIO diapers?
  1. Cleaning may be more difficult
  2. Long dry times (turning inside out may help)
As always, we recommend trying out a diaper before buying a whole stash. Diaper trials may be a great option to see what works for you and your baby. Mammas, we love to hear from you. Please post your comments with any feedback! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at
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  • I love my AIO! I use hemp inserts with them bc peanut is a heavy wetter.

    Laura Czerwinski on
  • We have several AIOs that I use regularly, especially on the go. I have one Thirsties DUO AIO that is definitely a go-to for the diaper bag. I think it dries fairly quickly outside on the line, but I do turn it inside out. My only improvement I would love to see on it would be natural fibers… Thirsties hemp is so great. Please consider adding it on the baby-bum-side of the AIO!

    Britni Bradford on
  • Great info about All in Ones! I’m excited to try these!

    Laura on
  • I love our AIOs! I am definitely going to try turning them inside-out next time I dry them. I originally tried the Duo Fab Fitted with a cover, then discovered the AIO. Honestly, I can’t understand why people pay more for the combination when the AIO includes everything, and is more trim.

    Heidi on
  • These are my favorite type of diaper…and I’ve tried them ALL! So easy, and so easy to teach others how to use them.

    Tiffany K. on

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