Fitted cloth diapers are the same shape as disposable diaper. No folding is required to put on fitted diapers, but they do require a diaper cover because on their own, fitted diapers have no waterproof layer.
Fitted diapers may have velcro closures or they may be closed with pins or snaps, and you can easily add a doubler when you need extra absorbency (such as at night time or during naps).
Fitted diapers work a lot like all in one cloth diapers except you need a separate diaper cover with fitted diapers. They are generally less expensive than all in ones, and they dry faster because the absorbent layer and the waterproof layer are separated.
Popular fabric choices for fitted diapers are cotton, hemp, fleece, bamboo and velour.
Contour diapers are very similar to fitted diapers in that they are made of an absorbent layer that does not require folding but must be combined with a diaper cover. Contour diapers, however, are more narrow than fitted or prefold diapers. They are generally a hourglass shape and most are not large enough to fasten with pins or snaps, so the diaper cover is what keeps it in place. Contour diapers are inexpensive, but because of their small size, they typically do not contain solids as well as most other types of cloth diapers.
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