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Shaydens_Momma 05-14-2013 08:31 PM

Wicking on outer cloth
 
I have a couple super cute diapers with a cotton cloth exterior fabric and I have noticed wicking from around my daughter's legs onto the exterior fabric when she pees.

Any suggestions on what to do to prevent wicking?

hcokasil 05-14-2013 10:04 PM

Other than change VERY often, no. its the big downside to cute cotton prints! I would only use ours under wool so the wicking didn't cause a problem, but eventually got rid of all of them...good luck!

sorry, i'm really bad at autocorrect and I don't like proof reading!

MyNameIsMama 05-14-2013 11:04 PM

Re: Wicking on outer cloth
 
Maybe spray with DWR durable water repellent. It in the camping stuff, I think they sell it at walmart.

boysniris 05-15-2013 08:02 AM

Re: Wicking on outer cloth
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hcokasil (Post 16594864)
Other than change VERY often, no. its the big downside to cute cotton prints! I would only use ours under wool so the wicking didn't cause a problem, but eventually got rid of all of them...good luck!

sorry, i'm really bad at autocorrect and I don't like proof reading!

You could try adding more absorbency in the wet-zone, to help, but I agree that changing more frequently is the best option. If you're going out, put a breathable fleece or wool cover over them for extra protection :goodvibes:

mel281 05-15-2013 10:52 AM

Re: Wicking on outer cloth
 
I second the DWR, but other than that and increasing absorbancy as PP said, there is not a ton you can do. :~

jazzpurr88 05-15-2013 01:50 PM

Re: Wicking on outer cloth
 
I spray mine with DWR about every 100-150 washes or when they start to wick. Make sure you don't get any on the inside or you'll be water proofing your absorbant layers.

Shaydens_Momma 05-15-2013 07:01 PM

Re: Wicking on outer cloth
 
What kind of inserts do you ladies use? I am currently using MF but trying out prefold diapers from when she was a NB.

I am bummed because these have a hidden PUL layer so I thought they would be perfect

thejuel 05-15-2013 07:10 PM

Re: Wicking on outer cloth
 
We couldn't use cotton outter diaper for this reason :(


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