Thursday, September 16, 2010

Diaper Types Part 2 (AIO and AI2)

An all-in-one (AIO) is a diaper with an outer waterproof layer and several inner absorbant layers.  The "soaker" (the absorbant part) can be sewn in, laid in, snapped or velcroed in.  AIOs have velcro or snap closures.  AIOs are the closest thing to disposable diapers.  Everything is all in one piece and easy to use! Examples: Bottombumpers, GroVia AIO

AI2: These diapers are All in Ones that allow for the removal of the soaker material, the part that absorbs. This makes cleaning and drying much faster. When the two separate parts are paired, they form one diaper.

Advantages of AI2 Cloth Diapers:
  • No separate cover required
  • Remove the soaker material and reuse the cover
  • Great for transitioning from disposables to cloth - easy to use
  • Available in lots of cute colors and prints
  • You can always get a new soaker or doubler if the original needs to be replaced
  • Can use 'disposable' insert when traveling, at daycare or when you need to use diaper creams

Examples: SoftBums, GroVia AI2/Hybrid, gDiapers