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Do you have a child who is slow to potty train or a school-aged bedwetter? Maybe you have a special needs teenager or an elderly adult in your life who is incontinent and needs to wear adult diapers. Whatever the reason you’re looking for cloth diapers for older kids, teen cloth diapers, or cloth diapers for adults, you’ve come to the right place.
Every so often, I check the search terms that bring people to my site, and several times I have had people land here looking for cloth diapers for older kids and teenagers. I have had this search come up often enough that it became clear that enough of you need a resource. Disposable diapers are expensive, and finding cloth diapers in larger sizes can be difficult. Have no fear. I’ve got you covered!
Best for: toddlers, preschoolers, little kids, big kids
First, I am going to come out and say that Ragababe are not inexpensive diapers, but they are a fantastic diaper if you can afford them and they will fit your child up to 40-50 pounds depending on the style you choose.
Size 2 2-Step: 15-40+ lbs
Size 3 2-Step: 23-50+ lbs
Medium All In One: 14-30 lbs
Large All in One: 23-40+lbs
Not only are Ragababe cloth diapers gorgeous, they are far and away my favorite cloth diaper. This is an old post, but you can see how much I loved them when we were still in diapers. Ragababe, Are They Really All That? (yes)
*Note: Ragababe has stocking days for specific sizes and prints, but they now have a currently available section. Not all diapers will be available in all sizes in this section so you will have to use the drop-down menu on each diaper to find Size 3.
Best for: toddlers, preschoolers, little kids, big kids, pre-teens, teens, small adults
The most generously sized cloth diaper on this list so far, AppleCheeks makes both a Size 3 and a Size 4 cloth diaper. This is fantastic if you have a teenager or adult who is in need of cloth diapers. They also come in a variety of plain colors, not just prints like the ones shown.
Again, not the most cost-effective option on the list, but they are extremely high quality diapers and you will get your money's worth.
While this cover won't fit an adult, it will fit an older toddler who is starting to outgrow standard cloth diapers. Wool covers are an interesting choice as they naturally wick moisture away and stay dry. These require an absorbent layer like a fitted diaper.
Wool requires special care, but it is really easy to use. Check out my posts on them to see if they might be an option for you. (These posts feature this very cover)
This site has a wide range of sizes and styles available. They carry diapers for babies up to adult sizes for 28" to 52" waists. They also carry bedding for bedwetters.
It would be great to one day see the cloth diaper market open up more to cater to those who need cloth diapers for older toddlers, special needs cloth diapers, cloth pull-ups for bedwetters, or teen cloth diapers. It’s an unfortunate hole in the industry, but there are some products available out there.
I’m encouraged that we will soon see just as many cloth diapers for adults as there are cloth diapers for older kids available in mainstream stores, but there are more available now than there were several years ago. Progress is being made in this market, which is excellent news.
Please note: I don’t have personal experience with all of these diapers, but I am familiar with or have used several of them. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do my best to answer your questions or direct you to someone who can help you better than I can.