At Wallypop, we primarily make – and champion – fitted diapers with covers. Somebody recently asked us about the benefits of a two piece diapering system over something like pockets or fitteds.
There are so many.
What is a two-piece diapering system?
Let’s start by defining a two piece system. A two piece diapering system consists of either a fitted diaper plus a cover, or a prefolded diaper plus a cover. The absorbent part and the waterproof part are completely separate.
Since the absorbent part and the waterproof part are completely separate, you can easily adapt your diapering system to fit your needs. Do you need super absorbency and breathability, and prefer natural fibers? Use an extra absorbent fitted diaper with a wool cover. Need something super trim? Pair a trim fitted with a thin PUL cover. Is your child a super wetter? Nothing beats the overnight pee-a-thon like a fitted plus fleece cover.
Two piece diapering systems typically are sized – just as Wallypop’s Perfect Size diapers. This allows a superior fit over one-size diapers, and reduces leaking issues.
Believe it or not, two piece diapering systems are actually usually LESS expensive than pocket diaper systems or all in one systems. First, covers can be worn several times before they need to be washed, so you don’t need to change both pieces every time. Second, they just simply cost less, generally speaking. Woot!
As mentioned above, you need to own fewer things overall, because you don’t need to change the cover every time you change the diaper. Make your cloth diapering even greener!
A two piece system can easily be made more absorbent to suit your needs. Pockets and All in Ones can be hard to stuff with enough absorbency, but it’s easy to increase the absorbency of a fitted diapering system – either purchase more absorbent fitteds (we make extra absorbent fitteds especially for those heavy overnight pee-ers), or simply add doublers – the cover will still fit snugly over the diaper without gaping around the legs, as can happen with pockets and all in ones.
Because they are a two-piece system, fitteds with covers tend to dry faster than all in one diapers.
Fitted diapers are made with all natural fibers, and if you prefer to use 100% natural fibers, you can use wool covers.
Easier to Wash with Less Stink
Two piece diapering systems tend to be easier to wash and experience less stink as a result. All natural fiber fitteds don’t require any special treatment in the laundry, and most covers can simply be washed and set out to dry. (Wool covers DO require special treatment!)
There you have it! If you’ve never tried a two-piece diapering system, we’d encourage you to give it a try. Wallypop fitteds and covers are an affordable way to diaper your baby!