Glossary/Common Abbreviations


Feel as though you are speaking an entirely new language? Don't worry, you'll soon find yourself completely fluent. In the meantime, consider the following a quick primer.

please forgive the rough edges - page still a work-in-progress

A
AC - AppleCheeks (diaper brand)
AI2 - All-in-Two (type of diaper)
AIO - All-in-One (type of diaper)
Aplix - type of diaper closure (another name for Velcro)

B
BB - Bottombumpers (diaper brand)
Bestbottoms (diaper brand)
Blueberry (diaper brand)
BG - bumGenius (diaper brand)
BG4.0 - bumGenius 4.0 Pocket (specific type of diaper from bumGenius, replaced the 3.0)
BGE - bumGenius Elemental (specific type of diaper from bumGenius; replaced the 'bumGenius Organic')
BSB - Bright Star Baby (retired brand; from the makers of Fishnoodles and Peachy Green)
Bamboo - natural fiber, absorbent while still very trim-fitting Boosters - another word for 'doubler'

C
CV - Cotton Velour - treatment of cotton fibers to produce a plush surface
Contour - type of diaper
Cotton - natural fiber diaper material

D
Doubler - any absorbent fabric that is added to the diaper to help 'double-up' the absorbency

E
EUC - Excellent Used Condition (quality designation assigned by sellers of used goods)

F
FB - Fuzzibunz (diaper brand)
FN - Fishnoodles (retired brand; from the makers of Bright Star Baby and Peachy Green)
Fitted - type of diaper
Flat - type of diaper
Fleece -
Fluff/y - endearing term for cloth diapers - ie. 'My daughter's fluffy bum' or 'I received fluffy mail.'

G
GUC - Good Used Condition (quality designation assigned by sellers of used goods)
Gusset -

H
Hemp - very absorbent natural fiber mixed with cotton to offer a soft yet durable fabric for diapers - popular hemp brands include BabyKicks and Hemp Babies and Thirsties Hemp Prefolds
Hook & Loop - type of diaper closure (like Velcro)
Hybrid - refers to a diaper that can be used with a cloth inner or disposable inner - popular brands include gDiapers, Flip and GroVia (yes, all Hybrids are also All-in-Two brands, but not all AI2 brands are hybrids).

I
Insert - generic term referencing the absorbent inner of the diaper, some inserts are sewn into place while others are removable and thus interchangeable

L
Liner - multiple meanings - some brands use 'liner' to refer to anything that goes inside the diaper, while others use 'liner' to refer to a non-absorbent item added to the diaper to protect the diaper's surface

K
KL - Kissaluvs (brand of diapers)

N
Natural Fiber - items made of cotton, bamboo or hemp

O
OBF - Organic Bamboo Fleece
OBV - Organic Bamboo Velour
OS - One-Size

P
PF - Prefold (type of diaper)
PLVD - Preloved (aka 'used)
PUL - Polyurethane Laminate (waterproofing fabric)
PW - Planet Wise (wet bag brand)
Pilling -
Pocket - type of diaper
Prefold -
Preloved -

R
RaR - Rumparooz (diaper brand)
RG/RnG - Rockin' Green (detergent brand)
RMD - Rocky Mountain Diapers
Repelling -

S
SB - Softbums (diaper brand); Swaddlebees (diaper brand)
Sbish/Sloomb - sustainablebabyish (diaper brand)
SU - SuperUndies (training pant brand)
Sized - unlike OS diapers, sized diapers fit specific weight ranges
Skirty -
Snaps - alternate diaper closure to Hook & Loop/Aplix/Velcro
Soaker - multiple meanings - a. soaker can refer to a diaper cover made of fleece or wool or b. soaker can refer to the absorbent inner part of the diaper that soaks up the urine Stash - refers to your collection of cloth diapers
Stripping - special wash method that removes any buildup from diapers
Suedecloth - stay-dry fabric that wicks moisture away from baby's bottom
Synthetic Fiber - refers to a diapering item made of polyester or other man-made fiber

T
TPU - Thermoplastic Polyurethane (waterproofing fabric)

V
VGUC - Very Good Used Condition (quality designation assigned by sellers of used goods)

W
WAHM - Work at Home Mom (aka when you buy from a WAHM, such as myself, you are supporting someone who stays home with her children while simultaneously running a business)
WB - Woollybottoms wet bag - essentially a washable Ziploc bag, used to transport and store used diapers
Wicking -
Wing Droop -
Wool -