How-to Diaper Naturally – Pocket Diapers

Welcome to the pocket diaper section of’s special how-to video resource on cloth diapering. Following are videos from Mothering advertisers with helpful information and demonstrations on how to properly use the diapers they sell.

This video resource is a web exclusive addition to the feature article “The Diaper Dilemma” in the May/June 2010 issue of Mothering magazine. To read the article, and accompanying resources, order a digital subscription or a copy of the May/June issue.

What is a pocket diaper?

Pocket diapers have an hourglass shape and elastic in the legs and waist. They consist of a waterproof outer layer and a stay-dry inner layer. Pockets differ from all-in-ones in that the front or back edge of the cover is left open for stuffing with an absorbent insert that can be replaced without replacing the entire diaper. Many pocket diapers can also be condidered all-in-twos.

Visit the other how-to sections for help with other types of cloth diapers.


Happy Heiny’s One-size Pocket Diapers from Hip Mountain Mama


Tiny Tush One-size Pocket Diaper from HappyBambino


Changing a One-size Pocket Diaper from Diaper Shops


About Pocket Diapers from Little for Now


FuzziBunz One-size Pocket Diaper from FuzziBunz


Easy Fit All-in-one One-size Pocket Diaper from Bummis


Baby Kangas One-size Pocket Cloth Diapers from JamTots