Cloth Diaper Guide

What are advanced cloth diapers?


Each advanced cloth diaper is made up of 3 parts

  • Waterproof Outer – This provides the leak-proofing and sizing
  • Soaker – These are the absorbent cloth pads that do the job of soaking. They are also called as cloth diaper inserts.
  • Dry-Feel Fabric – These provide the essential dry-feel to the babies

Cloth Diapering Guide

What are the different types of cloth diapers?

There are a few different types of diapers depending upon the pattern / functionality of the diaper.

  • Cover Diapers The dry-feel layer in this diaper is attached ON the soaker. This soaker is placed inside the cover. This is a pad-and-pant system. In this, you can change soaker and reuse the outer. This makes it an economical diapering choice. One pad lasts 3-4 hours. This is a good and economical option for day-time diapering. Since each time a fresh pad comes in contact with your baby’s skin it is also good for baby’s skin
  • All in One Diaper (Superbottoms Plus) – These are diapers wherein one soaker is stitched inside the outer itself making it easy to wear. This diaper comes with 2 super thirsty organic bamboo cotton soakers. One soaker is attached while the other is detachable. Both the soakers together can last 7-8+ hours. This is therefore excellent for heavy wetting babies or for night-time cloth diapering. You can check out and buy Superbottoms Plus here and read more about them here.

Typically, we suggest Cover Diapers for day-time diapering and Superbottoms Plus for night-time diapering

Diapers & Size

  1. Each Cloth Diaper comes with sizing snaps on the front
  2. These snaps enable you to reduce / increase size of the outer cover

There are typically 2 sizes –

  1. NEWBORN SIZE: Fits babies from 3-7 kg. You can see them here
  2. FREE SIZE / ONE SIZE: Fits babies from 5-17 kg. you can see them here

We recommend that babies upto 5-6 kg, use newborn size diapers and then free size diapers.

Washing Cloth Diapers

Washing cloth diapers is simple and easy. Cloth diapers can be washed like regular garments in machine or by hand. Use regular detergents such as Surf / Tide and not liquid detergents containing conditioners / fabric softeners or fragrances. These additives can cling to the fabric affecting absorbency and also irritating baby’s delicate skin. The diapers can also be dried in machine.

Steps to washing cloth diapers:
1. Remove poop if any from the diapers using a jet spray or any high force water stream
2. You may not rinse diapers that have only been peed in
3. Wash the diapers like regular garments in washing machine or handwash them
4. Use regular detergent like surf and tide. Do not use detergents with enzymes or fabric conditioners
5. You can spin dry the diapers in machine if you want
6. Sun drying is ideal (do not sun the covers too much, it may damage elastics)
7. You don’t need to soak the diapers before washing. If you want, a 30 minute soak is good enough
8. Do not let the water temperature exceed 40 degrees while washing or drying

How do I store soiled diapers till wash?
1. Ideally remove poop if any and rinse pooped in diapers before storing
2. Peed in diapers may be kept without rinsing (ideally rinsing is recommended)
3. Store the used and rinsed diapers in a covered bucket but aerated place
4. You can do a wash each day or alternate day
5. DO NOT soak the rinsed diapers for more than 30 minutes as it can damage the fabric fibres
6. If you are traveling, keep the used diapers in a sealed bag – a wet bag is a good option for this. If not a wet bag, use any good waterproof bag with a proper tight closure

Take the quiz to know which diaper best suits your baby!


Buy Superbottoms Plus

Best Suited for night-time or heavy wetting
Easy to wear – ideal for babies attending
day-care too
Free size, fits 5-17 kg
Lasts 7-8+ hours

SBPL06-M1 with soaker

Buy Cover Diaper

Best suited for day-time diapering.
Free size, fits 5-17 kg babies.
Detachable soaker – keep changing soaker and reuse outer
Lasts 3-4 hours / soaker


Buy Newborn Diaper

Comes in cover format
Fits 2-7 kg
Detachable soaker – keep changing soaker and reuse outer
Lasts 2-3 hours / soaker