What are All-In-One Cloth Diapers?

Posted by Vanessa Tomchik on

AIO cloth diapers are a reusable diaper that has all the diapering components in one. It's a convenient option for parents.

All-in-one diapers are different from other cloth diapering systems because they don't need separate pieces like inserts and covers. Instead, they have the absorbent layer, waterproof layer, and inner lining combined into a single unit.



What are AIO diapers made of?

The design of an all-in-one cloth diaper typically consists of the following elements:

Outer Waterproof Layer: Our AIO diaper is made from recycled, water-resistant TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane). The purpose of this outer diaper layer is to prevent leaks, however, it is still breathable.

AWJ Inner Lining: The inside of the TPU shell is lined with Athletic Wicking Jersey (AWJ) that wicks away moisture. This keeps the baby feeling dry and reduces the chance of diaper rash.

Absorbent Inserts: The All-In-One reusable diaper contains a soft bamboo insert that keeps baby dry for nights, or wet for potty training depending on the side you choose. This super absorbent insert is what keeps the baby from leaking or having blowouts.



Why do parents like All-In-One Diapers?

One of the main advantages of all-in-one cloth diapers is their simplicity and convenience. They are similar to disposable diapers in terms of ease of use since they don't require separate pieces or assembly. All-in-one diapers are especially popular among daycare and caregivers who don't know how to use cloth diapers.


What are the Pros and Cons of All In One Cloth Diapers?

Pros: AIO diapers are designed to be user-friendly and convenient.

They are very similar to disposable diapers, making them popular with caregivers who may not be familiar with cloth diapering as well as busy parents.

Laundry is simpler as there's no need to stuff anything into the diaper, it's ready for baby as soon as it's dry.

Cons: All-In-One diapers cost more than pockets or AI2 covers because they are a complete system. There is no need to add anything else, just use, wash, repeat.

Some say AIOs take longer to dry, however LKC Award Winning AIOs dry 5x faster than traditional All-In-Ones. They can also be dried in the dryer on low.

How do you use AIO reusable diapers?

Using all-in-one (AIO) cloth diapers is quite simple and similar to using disposable diapers. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use AIO cloth diapers:

1. Prepping

Before using a brand-new AIO diaper for the first time, we recommend you wash it at least five times so that the natural oils in the bamboo fabric can be removed. Removing these oils improves the absorbency of your diaper.

2. Adjusting the Fit

The LKC AIO diapers come with adjustable waist and rise snaps. Start by adjusting the diaper to the appropriate size for your baby's weight and age. Ensure a snug fit around the waist and legs to prevent leaks.

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3. Changing the Diaper:

When it's time to change your baby's diaper, follow these steps:

  - Lay your baby down on a clean, flat surface, such as a changing pad or towel.

  - Unfasten the diaper by opening the waist snaps.

  - Lift your baby's bottom gently, and slide out the soiled diaper from underneath.

  - If the cloth diaper is soiled, plop the poop into the toilet or use a diaper sprayer to remove the waste. You can also use disposable cloth diaper liners to get rid of the poop easily.

  - Place the soiled diaper in a designated wet bag for laundering later.

4. Putting on a Clean Diaper

Here's how to put on a fresh AIO diaper:

  - Choose the insert side you'd like to use on the baby, the dry side for naps or the wet side for potty training. Slide a clean AIO diaper under your baby's bottom.

  - Pull the front of the diaper up between your baby's legs making a "U" shape and unfold the wings on either side.

  - Fasten the diaper securely using the top hip snaps first, then continue to the front waist snaps. Make sure you have a snug fit around the waist and legs. Make sure it's not too tight to restrict movement or too loose to cause leaks.

  - Run your fingers around the leg elastics to release pressure and to ensure a proper seal.


5. Use a Wet Bag to Clean Up

Dispose of any diapering accessories, such as disposable liners or wipes, if you used them. Dress your baby and place the soiled diaper in a wet bag until laundry day.


6. Washing AIO Cloth Diapers

Follow the washing instructions for your AIO diapers here. Washing All-In-One Cloth diapers is a straightforward process. Pre-wash with no detergent, hot wash with detergent, and a final rinse.

Change Baby Every 2 hours

Remember to change the AIO diaper whenever it becomes soiled or wet to keep your baby clean and comfortable. If you see or smell poop, change baby immediately to avoid rashes. We recommend changing the baby every 2-3 hours or as needed, just like you would a disposable diaper.

What are the Best All-In-One Cloth Diapers for a Newborn?

We recommend the All-In-One Size One for newborn babies. The sizing is flexible and goes from 6-32lbs, so your baby won't outgrow them in a week. Many parents of tall, thin babies use the LKC Size 1 or Signature size for their entire cloth diapering journey. This makes this diaper even more cost-effective for new parents.


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