In many ways, the best diaper would be no diaper at all. But since you have to use them, it’s worthwhile to choose well. What’s the difference, you may wonder, between cloth and disposable diapers? Absorbency. Cloth diapers tend to soak up more urine. Unless you change them often, the moisture can lead to diaper rash. As for the environmental issues, it’s true that cloth diapers don’t fill up huge amounts of space in landfills, but washers use lots of energy and water. In the end, it’s probably a toss-up and a matter of personal preference.