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<b>Heh, sorry, nevermind. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I noticed the "Diapering Guidelines, Resources & FAQs" subforum, containing exactly what I was looking for, only <i>after</i> posting, of course.</b><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><br>
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I absolutely do not want to use disposables, but my cloth-diaper knowledge ends with the ones my parents used on <i>me</i> ... and while, coming from a family of packrats as I do, I could actually still use those same ones on my own child <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> , things do seem to have changed a little ... and I'm getting absolutely lost in the variety and terminology.<br><br>
Could anyone give me an overview or point me to a resource that defines and gives differences between the types and materials? Basics right on up to the downright fancy?<br><br>
It's particularly important to me to know what I'm looking at before trying to deal with them since most recommended premades seem to come with a little sticker shock, and I'm likely to be falling into the "making my own" boat rather than going with trial-and-error buying.</span>
 

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AIO - All-In-One diapers: absorbent inners, waterproof outer layer, all sewn together. No need for an additional cover. The closest you can get to a disposable as far as ease of use. Have hook & loop (like velcro) or snap closures.<br><br>
Fitted Diaper: an absorbent diaper that requires a waterproof diaper cover to go over it. Fitted diapers have elastic sewn into the legs and waist for a better fit. They usually have hook & loop or snap closures.<br><br>
Diaper Cover: goes over an absorbent diaper (fitted, contour, flat, etc).<br><br>
Prefolds: usually made from several layers of diaper twill. Very absorbent, require folding and/or pinning, require a cover.<br><br>
Countour diaper: has elastic in the legs only. requires a diaper cover.<br><br>
Flat diaper: like a prefold but may be larger, a square, made out of flannel, etc. Requires folding and/or pinning and a diaper cover.<br><br>
Wrap: A diaper cover that usually has hook & loop and allows you to use a contour, prefold, or flat diaper without pins.<br><br>
That is pretty pithy, but at least it gets you started <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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LOL, BTDT! You could also Google Cloth Diapers 101, Cloth Diaper Information, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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