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Old 05-10-2007, 04:41 PM   #1
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What do you put in AIOs?

Hi, I am getting brave and want to try to make my own AIOs. I have some PUL that I can put in it, but I want to be able to throw the AIOs in the dryer on hot, and I think PUL is not supposed to really go in the dryer. So, my question is: for those who have made them (or just know something about them), what do you use for a waterproof layer in your AIOs? I have some rip-stop nylon I got at Joann's that I am going to try, but I'm not sure if it will be really waterproof. Any suggestions?

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Re: What do you put in AIOs?

PUL can be dried in the dryer. I think most nylon used for diapers is laminated, but can't be washed in hot. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
BTW- AIOs w cotton outers often hve problems w wicking. You might want to have your aterproof layer be your outer layer.
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Re: What do you put in AIOs?

The only AIO I've made was PUL and it came out really sad.
I think most people use PUL becuase unlike viynl, PUL is breathable.

I've made fitteds with fleece (not microfleece) outers and these were pretty waterproof if you ask me.
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The only AIO I've made was PUL and it came out really sad.
I think most people use PUL becuase unlike viynl, PUL is breathable.

I've made fitteds with fleece (not microfleece) outers and these were pretty waterproof if you ask me.
How waterproof would microfleece be on the outside?
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Re: What do you put in AIOs?

Microfleece wont be very waterproof but you can dry PUL on hot in the dryer. Its the nylon ones your not supposed to.
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Re: What do you put in AIOs?

I make mine with the PUL as the outer layer. You can dry PUL on hot. The soaker can be made of anything, including old terry towels around the house if you're jsut beginning to make them. Try experimenting with different things
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The soaker can be made of any material that is mostly/all cotton. Or Microfiber is super absorbant too.
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pul can go in the dryer. some people say not to, but linda from hh has this thing about how you can and should dry it....

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yeah, use pul, or procare, theyre the easiest to get a hold of and last longest.
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Re: What do you put in AIOs?

Oh, I have the material. I just found stretch terry at Joann's on sale for $2.50 a yard, I have flannel, PUL, lastin, and I just ordered FOE. I even just got a serger, although I'm returning it (White model $250 at Joann's on sale) for a cheaper on a walmart (Singer model $192). I just need to try it out when both girls are occupied with something!
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