|'All-in-ones' are the closest to disposables in terms of appearance and how they work. They consist of an absorbent layered, shaped liner that provides the absorbency and have a fixed waterproof outer wrap to keep the wet in.
The downside of traditional all-in-ones was the drying time, as the layers couldn't be laundered and dried separately. However, recent developments in fabric technology and design mean that these are now much more flexible and offer a genuine 'full-time' nappy option.
They do, also, provide a handy part-time option for childminders, nursery etc. where you may find a reluctance to deal with cloth nappies. Likewise, they are a good solution for mums and babes on the move as they are really no different to a disposable when it comes to performing a quick change!