Posted by KarenC on January 02, 2004 at 12:20:10:
In Reply to: Re: Sewing cloth diapers posted by Erin on January 01, 2004 at 15:05:52:
Yes, fleece liners are perfect for nighttime diapering and that's exactly what they do. Because they don't absorb anything they dry almost instantly so they keep baby's skin dry and help prevent irratation. Some also use them in daytime diapers also to help make poop cleanup easier as poop tends to not stick to fleece as much.
A pocket diaper is like a Fuzzi-Bunz if you're familiar with them. The diaper is basically a pocket with PUL on the outside and thin micro-fleece on the inside. You then 'stuff' the pocket with whatever absorbant material you like. Some use prefolds, others use hemp or cotton liners. The advantage is that no part of the absorbant material touches baby, only the fleece, so baby stays dry. Plus since poop would also never touch the cotton or hemp, it won't stain it (and fleece usually doesn't stain). You can check out www.fuzzibunz.com to see them. I'm pretty sure there are probably patterns floating around out there but I don't know where. Ask on a diaper sewing board or site and I'm sure someone will know.
I also wanted to comment on your idea to use nylon between layers of flannel. I wouldn't recomend it because if the diaper inside gets wet enough it will indeed wick to the outside flannel. It will wick either through the thread holes or through the side (if you sew both pieces of fleece together on the edges of the diaper they will touch and wick moisture from the inside to the outside). It may work if you diaper is absorbant enough and you change frequently enough but it's very risky. I've had a few AIOs made in similar fashion and it just doesn't work well.