In the race to be innovative and have your diaper design stand out in a crowd there are now more cloth diaper features than you can shake a stick at. All-in-Ones, front loading pockets, back loading pockets, All-in-Twos, and the list goes on and on. One of the items on that list is the internal gusset.
What is an internal gusset?
It is a row of elastic within the inner lining of a cloth diaper that runs parallel to the leg elastic.
Then there’s the mother of all internal gussets, the Poo Fence.
- internal gussets are supposed to keep poo contained better within the diaper
- they may be especially helpful with newborn baby poo
- spraying poo out of them is a nightmare
In all honesty I have never had a poo explosion in a cloth diaper whether they had internal gussets or not. In my opinion I just don’t see much of a benefit. Plus I really, really don’t like cleaning poo out of them and I have been known to mutter choice words under my breath while spraying them clean. Because of this I only use them when I know that Dub isn’t going to poop. Kind of defeats their purpose, doesn’t it?
What do you think? Do you like them or is it ixnay on the ussetsgay for you, too?