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Surveys – Characteristics of Used Cloth Diaper Conditions

As one step of my latest project, I want to get opinions from as many people as possible, so please share this post!

I want to know what you personally look for when deciding whether a cloth diaper (that you are buying or selling) is in excellent, very good, good, or used condition. (I’ll also be including some conditions that are more objective, such as new, like new & needs repair!)

Feel free to use the “other” fields in each category to add other characteristics, and the bottom “other” paragraph to add additional, general characteristics that do not apply to any particular category. I did not include snap closures, since they are generally either in fine shape or broken/not working, without any real in-between!

I’d also love your photos of your own diapers, including close-ups of the areas/characteristics that make you rate them a certain way (you don’t have to be selling them, just have diapers that you think are a good example of a condition.) Please email photos to maria at with “Diaper Photos” in the subject. Please include how you “rate” the diaper and why.

I’d also be interested in photos of diapers you purchased that were advertised as one condition, but when you received them, you felt they should have been rated a different condition. Please include how the diaper was advertised and described, how you’d rate it and photos/descriptions of why you feel there was a discrepancy.

Note that any photos, information or quotes emailed become the property of to republish, reproduce and use as we see fit.

When completing the surveys please think about characteristics that would make a diaper fall into one category vs. another. Ex: what makes a diaper GUC rather than VGUC.

Thank you!

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Maria is an aspiring "fit mom" of 3 children, writing about cloth diapers, going green, and her life as a single mom. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development, and other services.
  • February 7, 2012 at 9:01 am

    […] both my research, and your survey responses, most people have the same general idea of what they expect for each condition […]

  • Sherry W
    February 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    This will be a very helpful reference for all cloth diapering families. Fantastic idea, can’t wait till it is all together!

  • Trisha W.
    January 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    What a great idea to get some consensus on this before publishing your ‘glossary’ of used diaper condition labels.

  • January 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    […] Diaper Condition Survey […]

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