Our AIO cloth diaper combines simplicity and convenience in modern diapering. No need to worry about different pieces. Perfect for busy parents seeking a hassle-free diapering experience.
Crafted with care and precision, our all-in-one diapers are made from high-quality, recycled, toxin free TPU, and OEKO-Tex certified bamboo inserts that are gentle against your baby's delicate skin.
All In One (AIO) Cloth Diapers
All About AIO Cloth Diapers
One of the main advantages of all-in-one cloth diapers is their simplicity. They are as easy to use as disposable diapers, requiring no extra assembly.
Lighthouse Kids AIO cloth diapers combine a recycled outer water-resistant layer, with an inner mesh Athletic Wicking Jersey (AWJ) layer.
Each diaper comes with an attached, soft bamboo insert. Our Bookfold diaper inserts have two sides: a dry side for naps and a wet side for potty training. Simply turn the insert over to pick the side you'd like before putting the diaper on the baby.
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FAQ's About All-In-One Cloth Diapers
What are All In One Cloth Diapers?
AIO cloth diapers are a sustainable alternative to disposable diapers. They have all the necessary diaper components in one piece, so there is no need to stuff inserts.
All-in-one diapers stand out from other cloth diapering systems due to their unique design that eliminates the need for separate inserts and covers. These diapers incorporate the absorbent layer, waterproof layer, and inner lining into one convenient unit.
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Pros and Cons of AIO diapers
Pros of All-In-One Cloth Diapers:
- Convenience: AIO reusable diapers are simple and to be easy to use. All of the diaper pieces are sewn together. There is no need for separate parts or inserts to stuff. They are easy to use and are as convenient as disposable diapers.
- All-in-One Design: The insert and waterproof outer layer are sewn together. This makes the AIO a complete diaper. There is no need for extra inserts or covers, making All-In-Ones diapers easy to use.
- Easy to Clean: AIO diapers are relatively easy to clean compared to other cloth diaper types. Since they are a single piece, you don't need to separate the absorbent layer from the waterproof layer before washing. This can save time and make laundry routines more convenient.
- User-Friendly: AIO diapers are great for parents who are new to using cloth diapers. AIO diapers are very similar to disposable diapers, making it easier for caregivers who may be unfamiliar with using reusable diapers.
Cons of All-In-One Cloth Diapers:
- Longer Drying Time: Some AIO diapers take longer to dry compared to other cloth diaper options. The inserts and waterproof outers are sewn together, so the entire diaper needs to dry as one. However, Lighthouse Kids diapers dry 5x faster than regular AIOs.
- Bulkiness: AIO diapers can be bulkier than other diaper types due to the combination of layers within a single piece. Since Lighthouse Kids uses bamboo inserts they are very thin.
- Absorbency: AIO diapers offer a set level of absorbency. If your baby needs more absorbency, additional boosters or inserts might be necessary. With LKC All-In-Ones, you can use the heavy-wetter insert to boost the diaper for night-time
- Cost: AIO diapers are generally more expensive than other cloth diapering options, such as prefolds or covers with inserts. The higher price is because they are more convenient than other cloth diapers and because everything you need is together.
How do you wash AIO reusable diapers?
Washing All-In-One cloth diapers is easy! Here's a general guide on how to wash cloth diapers:
Begin by rinsing the soiled diapers to remove any solid waste. You can use a diaper sprayer to remove the waste easily. You can also use disposable liners to catch the solids, making it easier to dispose of them.
After pre-rinsing and pre-soaking (if desired), it's time for the main wash. Start by sorting your diapers into small loads to ensure they have enough space for proper agitation. You can also include other baby items like cloth wipes or inserts in the wash.
Choose a cloth diaper-friendly detergent that doesn't contain additives like fragrances, fabric softeners, or brighteners. These additives can cause buildup and reduce absorbency. Follow the detergent manufacturer's recommendations for the appropriate amount to use based on load size.
Use hot water (around 140°F/60°C) for the main wash. Warm water helps to remove stains and sanitize the diapers.
Select a long wash cycle with sufficient agitation to ensure thorough cleaning. Heavy-duty or normal cycles are usually suitable. Avoid using the delicate or quick wash cycles, as they may not provide enough agitation or cleaning time.
Additional Rinse (Optional)
Some parents choose to do an additional rinse cycle to make sure all detergent residue are removed from the diapers. This step can help prevent skin irritation and maintain optimal absorbency.
Drying Cloth Diapers
Line Drying: Hanging the diapers on a clothesline or drying rack outdoors is a great eco-friendly option. Sunlight has natural antibacterial properties and can help remove stains.
Machine Drying: If you prefer machine drying, select a low or medium-heat setting. Avoid high heat, as it can damage the diaper's elastic and waterproof layers.