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AIO or All In One Cloth Diapers and AI2 Cloth Diapers

All In One Cloth DiapersAn AIO, or All-In-One, is exactly what it sounds like. The cover and absorbent inner is attached as one unit. It is a type of diaper that functions completely on its own without the need for extra accessories. It does not require separate soaker material to absorb nor a separate diaper cover to contain leaks. All of the features are neatly packaged into one diaper. Many parents find this type of diaper to be the height of convenience since all they need is in one place. It also saves on space when traveling.

Advantages of AIO Cloth Diapers:

  • Functions like a disposable, except you don't throw it away! 
  • No separate cover required 
  • No separate soaker or doubler required 
  • Easy to use 
  • Available in lots of cute colors and prints 
  • Preferred by childcare givers 

Disadvantages of AIO Cloth Diapers:

  • Longer drying times
  • Harder to clean effectively
  • Will “break down” faster than a diaper with a separate cover/insert. 

If you like the sound of an AIO but worry about the longer drying and cleaning times, you may want to try an AI2. These diapers are All in Ones that allow for the removal of the inner soaker material, the part that absorbs. This makes cleaning more efficient. Some AI2’s have a “hybrid” option. This makes for a very versatile reusable diaper. Hybrid diapers offer a disposable and reusable option. You can interchange these as necessary. Great for travel.

Advantages of AI2 Cloth Diapers:

  • No separate cover required
  • Shorter drying times
  • Versatile, can use cover with other inserts, if necessary
  • Disposable option for traveling
  • Available in lots of cute colors and prints
  • You can always get a new soaker or doubler if the original needs to be replaced

Disadvantages of AI2 Cloth Diapers:

  • Keeping soakers or doublers together with the rest of the diaper

Examples of All in One (AIO) Cloth Diapers:

  • bumGenius Freetime AIO
  • GroVia Organic AIO
  • Swaddlebees AIO
  • Blueberry AIO

Examples of All in two (AI2) Cloth Diapers:

Want to learn about other diaper types? Visit our Cloth Diaper Terminology section.