12 Best Cloth Diapers for Toddlers & Big Babies (2024)

If your toddler is flooding her diapers and isn’t ready for the potty yet, it’s time for toddler cloth diapers.

Best cloth diapers for toddlers come in large sizes, keep big pees at bay, and are made to endure an active toddler. 

PS! For extra absorbency, add a cotton/hemp insert or a booster.

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1. Grovia Buttah Big O.N.E. Toddler Cloth Diaper

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The Grovia Buttah Big O.N.E. diaper is the perfect overnight cloth diaper for toddlers. It comes equipped with a built-in extra layer of absorbency, meaning parents don’t need to add extra bulky layers to prevent leaks.

In addition, it comes in three sizes, perfect for growing toddlers! And since the average age of potty training is 27-40 months, having adjustable, bigger sizes is a must.

Of course, not all children potty-train “on schedule,” so the Grovia One diapers are a fantastic option when you need big kid cloth diapers.

However, the snaps can make potty training independence more challenging. Big O.N.E diapers are costly; however, you will save some money if you purchase in bulk.

What We Liked

  • Parents can choose between using snaps or hook & loop to achieve the perfect fit.
  • The diaper comes with snap-in soakers so parents can adjust absorbency
  • The outer layer is a soft TPU coated velour that is super soft to the touch
  • Buying in bulk save parents money
  • Large fits children up to 70lbs for kids who need a bit more time potty training

Type: All-in-One
Weight: S 35-40 lbs., M 40-55 lbs., L 55-70 lbs.
Closure: Snaps or Hook & Loop option
Fit: Adjustable trim fit
Absorbency: Great for nighttime and heavy wetters with Modular Snap-in Soaker System

2. Imagine XL Toddler Pocket Cloth Diaper

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If you specifically need cloth diapers for larger toddlers, these are your best bet! The Imagine extra-large cloth diaper covers for toddlers provide the ease of the pocket diaper system at an affordable price.

In addition, if your child is potty trained during the day but still has accidents at night, these large cloth diapers are an ideal solution until their body is developmentally ready for that switch!

To prep, you can pre-stuff several diapers and have them ready to go! Pocket diapers must be washed after each use. You should remove inserts prior to washing to get the diapers fully clean.

Per the website, these diapers have a lengthier washing cycle than most, but it shouldn’t be an issue once you get the hang of the process.

What We Liked

  • Diapers on require one wash prior to use
  • Adorable bright colors and patterns
  • Diapers can tumble dry on low or air dry
  • Specially designed for big kids
  • Inner microfiber layer for boosted absorbency

Type: Pocket
Weight: 35-70+ lbs.
Closure: Snaps
Fit: Adjustable trim fit
Absorbency: Stay dry, no-pill fleece

3. Lighthouse Kids Company Supreme AIO Toddler Cloth Diaper

The Lighthouse Kid’s Supreme All-in-One Diaper lives up to its name and could be considered the best cloth diaper for toddler use. These extended-size cloth diapers cover big kids up to 55lbs and are soft and absorbent.

Parents recommend these cloth diapers for older bedwetters because they can be worn up to 12 hours overnight without leaks.

If more absorbency is needed, you can add extra bamboo inserts. The inserts attach, so you don’t need to worry about slipping, sliding, or stuffing.

The book fold insert allows parents to fold it back for potty training toddlers so they can feel when they are wet.

Unfortunately, these diapers have a limited selection of colors and styles, but these are a great option if fashion and variety aren’t your concern.

What We Liked

  • Only require one pre-wash before use
  • Line dry quickly
  • TPU panel for tummy which prevents tummy sleepers from leaking
  • 2021 Baby Maternity Magazine Top Choice Award
  • One diaper for the entirety of your baby’s cloth diapering years

Type: All-in-one
Weight: 15-55 lbs.
Closure: Snaps
Fit: Adjustable rise fit
Absorbency: Moisture-wicking jersey cotton with bamboo inserts

4. Best Bottom Bigger AI2 Toddler Cloth Diaper Cover

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The Best Bottom Bigger All-in-Two cloth diapers are designed explicitly as bigger cloth diapers for chunkier babies! These all-in-two diapers will fit your baby from 10lbs and adjust to a toddler-size cloth diaper up to 45 lbs.

All-in-two diapers are designed for use with snap-in inserts. It is easy to adjust the size of your diaper by following insert directions, and changing is a breeze. Simply unsnap the soiled insert, wipe the inside of the diaper cover clean and snap in a new insert!

Their unique double gusset leak prevention helps stop messy leaks from the bottom of the diaper; however, some parents say that these diapers may not provide full coverage in the back for bigger babies.

What We Liked

  • Parents can use the waterproof cover for multiple diaper changes
  • All materials are made in the USA
  • Only require one wash to clean off dust and debris before use
  • Easy-to-use cloth diaper covers for toddlers with simple snap-in inserts
  • A large variety of colors and patterns

Type: All-in-two
Weight: 10-45 lbs.
Closure: Snaps
Fit: Adjustable trim fit
Absorbency: Used with Best Bottom absorbent inserts

5. Charlie Banana One-Size Cloth Diaper

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One-size diapers are the perfect choice for parents who only wish to purchase one set of cloth diapers during their child’s cloth diapering years.

However, since there are no weight limits listed online, these may not be the best cloth diapers for toddlers over 35 pounds.

Charlie Banana One-Size diapers work three different ways: all-in-one, hybrid, or as a pocket diaper; however, the website doesn’t list weight recommendations that can make sizing difficult.

The positive is these toddler cloth diapers are easy to adjust and lined in soft polyester fleece to be gentle on babies’ skin and legs.

What We Liked

  • Adorable bright colors and fun patterns
  • One-size diapers work the length of your baby’s diapering years
  • Charlie Banana is a certified Climate Neutral Business
  • Each diaper comes with two absorbent inserts
  • OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified

Type: All-In-One
Weight: Large recommended for 18-30+ months, no weight listed
Closure: Snaps
Fit: Adjustable trim fit
Absorbency: Polyester/Nylon blend

6. Charlie Banana Toddler Training Pants


Charlie Banana Training Pants are the best cloth diapers for active toddlers ready to potty train. These cloth diapers for toddlers slip on and off like underwear, providing your little one with independence. Parents say these diapers work well for children learning to use the potty and have occasional accidents.

The drawstring closure allows parents to adjust the fits and size of the training pants. These diapers are recommended for daytime use only and should not be considered big kid overnight cloth diapers.

In addition, the slip-on style can make cleaning poopy diapers more complicated, but if your child is only having occasional accidents, these are an excellent option!

What We Liked

  • Organic cotton absorbent layer
  • Slip-on style makes it easy for potty training kids to take on and off
  • Charlie Banana is a certified Climate Neutral Business
  • It can be used as underwear instead of cloth diapers for older children
  • Charlie Banana diapers are incredibly soft

Type: Training pants
Weight: L 20-27 lbs., XL 27-44 lbs.
Closure: Slip-on
Fit: Adjustable drawstring
Absorbency: Cotton absorbent padding

7. Best Bottom Toddler Training Diaper

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The Best Bottom training pant is an excellent choice for toddlers and preschoolers ready to potty train. Because they pull on and off like underwear, they give your child independence and confidence.

Older children don’t need to feel embarrassed at preschool or childcare if they still need time to potty train when wearing these adorable training pants.

In addition, these training pants are thin enough to wear beneath their underwear. However, these training pants go up to fifty pounds, so they may not be ideal for larger or older kids.

Best Bottom training diapers work like all-in-twos with a snap-in insert. The inside of the diaper is waterproof PUL which can be wiped clean during changes, and the outside is soft cotton.

What We Liked

  • Adorable selection of colors and patterns
  • You only need one wash prior to using
  • Perfect for potty-training toddlers, pull-on and off like underwear
  • Cover can be used multiple times with clean inserts
  • Various sizes so you can achieve the perfect fit

Type: Diaper Cover
Weight: 2T (small) 20-28 lbs., 3T (medium) 25-35lbs., 4T (large) 30-40 lbs., 5T (x-large) 35-50 lbs.
Closure: Pull-On
Fit: Stretchy elastic waist and leg gussets
Absorbency: Snap-in best bottom insert

8. Grovia My Choice Toddler Cloth Diaper Trainer


The Grovia, My Choice Trainer, is the ideal cloth diaper for toddlers ready to potty train. With side-flex panels, parents can adjust the size of these diapers up to 5T and 30+ plus pounds. However, some reviewers state they tend to run a bit small.

Grovia’s unique pattened GroCool layer helps your child feel when they are wet and helps in the potty-training process.

If needed, you can add additional soakers to boost absorbency so they can also be used as nighttime cloth diapers for toddlers.

These trainers need to be prepped before use by washing a minimum of five to six times. Afterward, once soiled, they should be washed every two days.

What We Liked

  • They pull on and off like underpants to give your toddle independence
  • Add-on flex panels make them adjustable in size 
  • Outer later is TPU polyester, and the inner blended hemp and cotton, so only natural materials touch your baby’s bottom.
  • Purchasing bulk saves parents money.
  • Trainers can be dried on low heat to save drying time.

Type: Training Pants
Weight: Regular (1T-3T) 18-35+ lbs., Plus (3T-5T) 30+ lbs.
Closure: Snaps, Pull-on
Fit: Flex fit
Absorbency: Absorbent hemp & cotton core with additional booster option

9. OsoCozy Better Fit Toddler Prefold Cloth Diapers

Prefold diapers are an economical and reasonably easy way to cloth diaper your baby. However, most parents think of prefolds and flats for small babies and not necessarily toddlers. The OsoCozy Better Fit Toddler prefolds are designed large enough for toddlers, more compact than traditional prefolds, and ultra-absorbent.

If you are looking for cloth diapers for toddlers and bigger babies at a fraction of the cost of pricey all-in-ones or pockets, prefold diapers are the way to go! OsoCozy prefolds are made from 100% cotton making them a natural and biodegradable choice.

One downside is that prefolds make potty training more complicated; however, these can still be used at bedtime as they are ultra-absorbent.

What We Liked

  • Prefold diaper specifically for toddlers
  • Buying in bulk saves parents money
  • Unbleached cotton 
  • Prefolds have multiple uses: diaper cloths, burp cloths, cleaning cloths.
  • Incredibly soft, absorbent, and lint-free

Type: Prefold
Weight: 25-45 lbs
Closure: Diaper pins and diaper cover
Fit: Fold to fit
Absorbency: 100% unbleached cotton

10. Thirsties Naturals One-Size Cloth Diaper

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Thirsties Naturals are made from hemp and cotton and provide ultimate absorbency. These one-size diapers are ideal for overnights, heavy wetters, and long car rides.

Thirsties are made with eleven absorbent layers and PUL waterproof outer layer yet remain less bulky than some all-in-one and pocket styles.

The combination of hemp and cotton wick moisture away from your baby’s bottom, keeping them dry and comfortable. However, these diapers are extra absorbent, so potty training children may not feel that they’re wet. 

Thirsties are unique because they are all-natural, other than the PUL layer, which is not common with all-in-one diapers that usually use microfiber or microfleece for absorbency.

What We Liked

  • All-in-ones are an easy and simple system
  • Made in the USA
  • Fun and stylish patterns and colors
  • Dryer safe
  • Diapers increase in absorbency with additional washes

Type: All-in-one
Weight: 8-40 lbs.
Closure: Snaps
Fit: Adjustable trim fit
Absorbency: Organic cotton and hemp

11. Rumparooz G2 One-Size Cloth Diaper

Rumparooz G2 One-size diapers will fit your baby right from birth. Some one-size diapers aren’t small enough for newborns, but Rumparooz fits babies as small as six pounds and can adjust sizing up to 35 lbs.

Rumparooz is more costly than some other brands but is designed to be used the entire time your little one is in diapers.

Its unique design has custom settings for boys and girls to provide extra protection where needed most.

If you need a cloth diaper for an older child, especially for overnight, Rumparooz G2 are ultra-absorbent, and their patented double gussets system prevents messy leaks. However, they only go up 35 lbs. so if your toddler is bigger, they may outgrow Rumparooz.

What We Liked

  • They fit babies as small as 6 lbs.
  • No pill layer
  • Double leg gusset for extra leak protection
  • Adorable and bright colors and patterns
  • Only require one wash before use

Type: One-size
Weight: 6-35+ LBS
Closure: Snaps or hook and loop
Fit: Adjustable trim fit
Absorbency: Micro-chamois

Also read: 10 Best Diapers for Toddlers [That Don’t Leak]

12. Grovia Toddler Prefold Diapers

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Prefolds are a great option for cloth diapering a toddler because they are cost-effective and easy to adjust in size for your growing child. Grovia Toddler prefolds work well as cloth diapers for large babies and easily transition to toddler use.

Prefolds can work as cloth diapers for toddlers but may not be the best choice for children potty training because they are not simple to take off and put back on independently.

Prefolds need to be used with diaper pins or Snappi diaper fasteners in conjunction with a waterproof diaper cover or inside a pocket diaper. Some parents may find prefolds more challenging than all-in-ones or pocket diapers.

These diapers are made with organic cotton and are prone to shrinkage. However, they are stamped with the brand, so there is no scratchy label to irritate your baby’s skin.

What We Liked

  • Cost-effective and an excellent option for cloth diapering on a budget
  • No pre-soaking is needed, great for the dry pail method 
  • They increase with absorbency with each washing
  • They can be used as cloth diaper wipes, burb cloths, and cleaning cloths
  • They can be tumbled dry on low

Type: Prefold
Weight: Toddler 25+ pounds (16.5 x 20 in.)
Closure: Diaper pins and a waterproof cover needed
Fit: Fold with
Absorbency: Bamboo and cotton blend, very absorbent

L. Elizabeth Forry

L. Elizabeth Forry

L. Elizabeth Forry is an Early Childhood Educator with fifteen years of classroom teaching experience. She earned a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from The University of North Dakota and has a Bachelor of Arts in English and one in Music from Lebanon Valley College. She has taught children in Japan, Washington D.C., Chicago, and suburban Maryland. She is trained as a reading therapist, has a TEFL certification, and has done extensive work with children regarding mental health, social-emotional development, and gender development. She has written curriculum for children and educators and has led training sessions for parents and educators on various topics on early childhood development. She is the mother of two boys and resides outside of Annapolis, Maryland.

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