ssand23 wrote:The diapers are listed as an All in One, which should mean you don't need an extra piece but the design looks more like a hybrid or AI2 (an All In One usually looks like a disposable diaper that is just 1 big piece that you throw in the wash). The description says the white liner is included but usually a liner is just that a liner that goes over another piece, generally not the absorbent part of the cloth diaper.
Here's the product page - http://www.trend-lab.com/clothdiapers.html TrendLab calls them "All-in-One" on their site, but from your description and reading their product page, it is actually what you say is an "all in two." That is, the liner and the shell are two separate pieces, and both are required to make the diaper work.
ssand23 wrote:It's hard to tell from the description if the soaker pads sold separately are needed to use with the diapers, as in you must buy the extra piece to use the diaper? Or if they are just extras & an optional purchase?
davidgh wrote:1) Are the liners that come with the diapers the 'generic' white liners with fleece? (I understand you can purchase gender specific liners too).
It's listed on the bottom of the specs tab. Each diaper comes with a single liner. The blue diaper has a blue(boy) liner, the pink one has a girl(pink) liner, and all the others have a generic(white) liner. The separate listing for liners is indeed optional (but having extras on hand will save you alot of time and effort for those times when you can just swap liners without having to wash the entire diaper cover)
ssand23 wrote:It's hard to tell if they are using the words liner, soaker and insert interchangeably (usually they refer to different types of products in cloth diapering land) or if they are talking about a different piece?
Trendlab is using "liner" "soaker" and "insert" interchangeably. In this case, they mean the functionally absorbent piece of the diaper.
davidgh wrote:2) Do these liners expand as the baby gets bigger? or is it a 'one size' liner and might be a bit bulky as a newborn?
They do not expand.