Odds are if you've expressed any curiosity related to the world of cloth diapers, you've stumbled upon a blog article or two, or even made your way into an online group discussing cloth diapers and found a crazy world of alphabet soup! This weeks post will help decode some of the most popular acronyms/terms in the cloth diaper world, so the next time you wander into a cloth diaper group, you'll know how to "talk the talk"!
AIO-All in one cloth diaper. This is a style of diaper where the absorbency layer and the waterproof layer are connected.
B/S/T-Buy/sell/trade. There is a large resale market for cloth diapers and these are commonly referred to as B/S/T boards.
EUC-Excellent Used Condition: This is a way to describe the condition of the cloth diaper your selling on a swap site.
MF-Microfiber. A type of synthetic insert used in many pocket diapers. Microfiber is great for absorption, but is not safe to put directly next to baby's skin.
NWT-New With Tags. This is a way to describe the condition of the cloth diaper your selling on a swap site.
OS-One-size. This refers to diapers that are branded to fit "birth to potty training". The exact weight limits vary based on brand.
SD-Stay Dry. A type of synthetic material used in many diapers to wick away moisture
Stripping-Over time cloth diapers can have buildup from minerals in the water, yeast, bacteria, or even a poor wash routine. Stripping your diapers can essentially "reset" your diapers and give you a new place to start.
VGUC/GUC-Very Good Used condition/Good Used Condition. This is a way to describe the condition of the cloth diaper your selling on a swap site
These are just a few off the top of my head. There's an AMAZING list from our friends at Padded Tush Stats. Their list also includes pictures!
See anything we missed? What was most intimidating to you when you first started cloth diapering?