Antsy Pants™ Versus Pocket Diapers
What are pocket diapers like?
There are many wonderful pocket diapers on the market. The top-name brands are Fuzzi Bunz and bumGenius, along
with Happy Heiny's and many, many more. While the designs vary considerably, they are all fairly similar in form
and function. They have an hourglass shape and a pocket opening from the front or back waist to stuff an insert
through the pocket before use. The diapers cannot be used without an insert, and the insert must be pulled free of
the diaper before washing. The shape and size of child each brand can provide a good fit for is quite different
from brand to brand, and can greatly affect the ability of the diapers to keep wetness inside. The pocket allows
the user to define how much absorbency they want, so the same diaper can be outfitted differently for day, nap-time
and nighttime use. Because the insert is removed for washing, wash water is able to circulate fairly well
throughout the parts to get them clean, but many makers provide inserts that have multiple layers of absorbent
materials in them so not every layer is directly open to the wash water. The insert must be reinserted into the
diaper before use. Most pocket diapers can not be put on by having a child step into them, so many users continue
to require their toddler to lie down for diaper changes, which many children do not like. This type of diaper tends
to have a "fluffy bottom" appearance on the child and can be difficult to fit under pants from many children's
apparel companies, since clothes tend to be fitted over disposable diapers.
So how do Antsy Pants™ compare to other pocket diapers?
Antsy Pants™ combine pocket diapers' flexible range of absorbency with a number of modifications that make Antsy
Pants ™ comfortable, easy to wash and easy to use, and perfectly suited to diapering your walking child.
- Antsy Pants™ are absorbent just the way they are; you don't need to add an insert or doubler unless you
want to make them more absorbent for a heavy wetter, for longer wear-time, or for nighttime use.
- Antsy Pants™ pocket opening is along the side, not at the waist. This gives you total control over where
you put an insert, should you need one. You don't have to shove your hand through the inside of each diaper to
- Antsy Pants™ are designed so that every layer of fabric is open to unobstructed contact with the wash water
to get the absolute best cleaning possible. You just flip them inside out as they go into the washer. You don't
even need to unsnap the sides, so preparing diapers for the next use is super simple as well.
- Antsy Pants™ leg openings are shaped to come in close contact with your child's inner thighs without
requiring tight elastic around the circumference of the thigh. This means a very good, leak-resistant fit
without discomfort for your child.
- Antsy Pants™ convenient soft-stretch side panels conform easily to fit your child whether s/he has chubby
legs or bird legs.
- Antsy Pants™ are very trim, with no extra bulk on the sides of the diapers. They fit more like a disposable
diaper, so they go under famous-maker clothing with no problem.
- Antsy Pants™ are designed specifically for toddlers, so you can change them on the go. Pull off over the
feet, put the next one on the same way, over the feet. You always have the option to open the snap panels if
you need to.
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