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Re:Life of diaper covers
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:16 PM
The life of a diaper cover varies. There are two factors that affect the life of a polyester diaper cover. The polyurethane laminate and the water repellent applied to the face of the fabric. The PUL is the visible water proof component. It can delaminate or shred and the diaper cover becomes (visibly) useless. Less noticeable is the water repellent applied to the face of the fabric. It is not visible but imperative to the function of a water proof diaper cover. As the water repellent (applied to all quality diaper covers) wears the diaper cover will become leaky until it is completely worn off at which time the diaper cover will cease to function. The quality of the water repellent varies considerably from one manufacturer to another.
If you are experiencing repeated leakage every time you use the diaper cover, it is past due to replace it. It is for this very reason that it doesn't make a lot of sense to attach diaper covers to the diaper itself as with all in one type diapers and pocket diapers: http://www.mother-ease.co...tant-to-you-m1716.aspx
Another very informative thread on this forum (you won't find this information anywhere else) explains why the water repellent is necessary: http://www.mother-ease.co...iapers-leak-m1657.aspx
It is for this very reason that no manufacturer will guarantee their product will not leak. They will guarantee quality of workmanship. They may guarantee the quality of their components.... snaps, elastics. They may guarantee the PUL but they will never guarantee their product won't leak:)