Posted by Erin on January 01, 2004 at 15:05:52:
In Reply to: Re: Sewing cloth diapers posted by KarenC on January 01, 2004 at 12:16:57:
Thanks for the info about polar fleece. I have posted messages on a few other diaper boards and have gotten the same reply. =) If I understand it correctly, one would use a fleece liner over a soaker in order to draw moisture (urine) away from the baby. The soaker will still be wet, but the layer next to the baby will be dry. This would probably be good for nightime diapering.
What do you mean by a pocket diaper? Do you have a pattern or website that I could check out to see what they look like?
Thanks so much - Erin =)
: I don't know anything about sewing but just wanted to say that polar fleece isn't an absorbing material so it's not a good idea to use it as an inner absorbant layer. Polyester fleece does not absorb anything at all and will probably only interfere with the absorption of the diaper.
: Fleece is a good material to use as liners to keep baby dry (or to make a pocket diaper) or for covers. For covers you'll need a thicker, really good quality fleece so that it's waterproof. And for liners you'll need thinner and/or cheaper fleece so that it lets urine pass right through.
: I would recomend that you do searches for diaper sewing boards and groups, there are a lot of such groups out there and they'll be able to give you a LOT of experienced suggestings and help.