Re: Diaper liner?
Hi and welcome to the world of CD'ing!
With pocket diapers, you have to put something in the pocket for them to absorb. (read work as a diaper) it can be cotton, hemp, microfiber..
Liners are optional. They are generaly fleece or fleece topped something that you place on top of the diaper before you put you kid on it - so yes, it catches the poop and is what is touching the baby. It will also keep diaper creams off the diaper to prevent staining, build up, etc - most diaper creams do not mix well with pocket diapes.
I think it's a personal preference for cloth vs the flushable or other disposable ones. I personally like using microfleece. I didn't find the flushable ones to be all that effective at catching the poop for us. But frankly, I dont' use liners much unless I'm using diaper cream (to protect the diaper) or if I know we're having excessive poop issues. It's just an extra step. I'm more into simplicity
mom to 4 little lions (7, 7, 5, 3)