A hybrid cloth diaper is a cross between an all-in-one and a fitted cloth diaper.
An AIO is fully waterproof due to the PUL layer. While a fitted diaper requires a cover due to the absence of a waterproof layer.
So, what makes it a hybrid?
One of the first WAHMs to produce a hybrid fitted was Anne of Little Boppers. Here is the description from her Etsy store defining a hybrid fitted:
What is a “Hybrid Fitted”? It is a fitted diaper that has a hidden body layer of poly fleece, sandwiched between the outer print and the inner velour. This layer of poly fleece helps the diaper to be more effective.
Liquid hits the fleece layer and is deflected back into the absorbent inner, soaking up into the rest of the soaker pad and inner velour instead of just saturating the middle and immediately needing a change. The hybrid fitted is still a “fitted” diaper, meaning it is breathable and it isn’t totally waterproof. It would require the use of a cover to be considered waterproof.
Many folks like to use these coverless around the house because they are more water-resistant than a regular fitted. They are not as waterproof as AIOs or AI2s made with PUL, but they are more breathable than them.
Here is a list of shops selling the popular hybrid fitted:
Update of list in progress…
I could go on and on and I encourage you to post your favorite hybrid fitted!
The one thing I highly recommend is to like the store’s Facebook page. On the Facebook page you will see details of stocking times and previews of what is to come. There are oftentimes a b/s/t (buy/sell/trade) page on Facebook as well.
Plenty of opportunities to try out a hybrid fitted!!