I want to chat briefly about my experiences with disposable liners for cloth diapers.
I do like using them. VERY handy for cleaning up messes quickly and helping to avoid staining your diapers.
I’ve tried the Bummis Bio-Soft disposable liners – these are very nice. Although the most expensive at $8.00 for 100. I preferrered the 5×12 size as I find the wider version to be too much to deal with folding it over to keep it from sticking out the sides of the diaper. I suppose you could actually wrap it around a diaper insert for better stain protection. But if you have an All-In-One or Pocket, you’ll be folding it. Definitely it was done after one use. Certainly the softest liner I used.
AppleCheeks disposable liners were great, possibly my favorite! You can get them from my sponsor, SweetBottoms Baby – $7.95 for 100! Very soft, and the size I received for testing earlier this year was perfect. If my son only had pee in his diaper, I could wash it and sometimes reuse it if it didn’t go through the dryer. But usually I would forget and throw them in the dryer, in which case, they tended not to be usable.
Right now, I’m using Imse Vimse disposable liners. The least expensive at $5.95 for 100. I gotta admit, I really wanted to like these liners because of the cost. But they are not my favorites. I find them to be stiff/scratchy. Since they are a little stiffer, they don’t lay as flat in the diaper. Which can be bad when you’re changing a squirming toddler. Now the benefit is that coming out of the wash the liner is totally reusable. But still not very soft. If you let it go through the dryer, it holds up well, but will probably “accordion” fold and be annoying to spread back out. So… I tried very hard to like this brand, because I had heard they were reusable after washing (which is true).
But give me my soft liners any day. That’s what I’d want if it were me. But they all work to keep the poop off the diaper itself!
There’s a few other disposable liners on the market I’d love to try like the GroVia or the OsoCozy. So the jury is still out on my true favorite disposable liner! You certainly don’t NEED these kinds of accessories to cloth diaper successfully, but they can be handy to have around!
Do you use disposable liners with your cloth diapers? What’s your favorite?