What are the least expensive diapers of all? Flat diapers. Hands down.
Flat diapers are the most economical of all the cloth diaper types. Because of the low cost, they are still the most popular cloth diaper used in most countries today. If you are looking for cheap cloth diapers to fit any baby budget, start with flat diapers.
The original one-size diapers. Flat cloth diapers fit any baby or toddler. Diaper flats have even more flexibility than prefolds, since the size and absorbency are all in how you fold a flat cloth diaper. You can get a great fit even for a newborn. For help, see our simple instructions on folding flat diapers.
Flats require folding to fit properly. To create a snug fit, use diaper pins or fasteners. Flat diapers also make great inserts for pocket diapers. Just fold to the size of the pocket. Since flat diapers are only a single layer thick, they dry quickly.