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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. Some are fantastic innovations that make your cloth diapering experience easier, and others are . . . well . . . not so much.
Now we have 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. You may be familiar with this feature in diapers from Rumparooz, old school Funky Fluff, Glow Bug, and more.
What is an internal gusset?
An internal gusset is a row of elastic within the inner lining of a cloth diaper that runs parallel to the leg elastic. Some are just a row of elastic, as seen in the Funky Fluff. Others are almost a pocket on the inside of the diaper. Others are almost a pocket on the inside of the diaper which is the mother of all internal gussets.
Behold, 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
- They may require a second wash
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 to cloth diapers with internal gussets. 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?
Because of this I only use them when I know that Dub isn’t going to poop which 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?