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Old 12-27-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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Newborn Diaper question...

First off -- what's your favorite newborn diaper pattern -- especially one for tiny babies and not big babies... my biggest has been not quite 6 lbs... I'm expecting this one to be right at 6 or just over....

Second - How many soaker layers to use?? I usually use Zorb when making soakers... should I use 1 or 2 layers of zorb.. is there something cheaper or thinner or better than Zorb for a newborn... any suggestions???

I only like snaps too... just FYI...

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Old 12-28-2011, 01:10 AM   #2
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Re: Newborn Diaper question...

With babies that small, the Trimsies pattern would be PERFECT for you! I used that, and put snaps on them too! Newborns don't pee a whole ton, so I did mine with the following-all flannel, knit with OBV inner, and flannel with terry concealed soaker.
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If you traditionally have smaller newbies you should try the free darling diapers pattern I hear that that one runs pretty small. Also, I really wouldn't go more than one layer of zorb for a newbie because it's pretty thick. But I would also make the soakers lay in so that I could adjust the absorbency as needed
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Ok well I completed one last night with the darling diaper orange newborn - I think I need some red ones too.... But it turned out ok for my first in a couple of years...
It's woven on the outside with like suedecloth on the onside and a 1 layer sorb lay in soaker. And it's serged. I need to practice my blind elastic some more though. But it's totally useable.

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Ok well I completed one last night with the darling diaper orange newborn - I think I need some red ones too.... But it turned out ok for my first in a couple of years...
It's woven on the outside with like suedecloth on the onside and a 1 layer sorb lay in soaker. And it's serged. I need to practice my blind elastic some more though. But it's totally useable.

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That is really cute!! I was just looking for pics of newborn diapers. I just bought 1 yd of bamboo fleece, 1 yd of bamboo velour, and then 20 BG newborn inserts. I plan to make the fitteds with bamboo velour, and then use the bamboo fleece to make pockets to put the BG inserts into, and then just put them in the diapers. I would make pockets but that is too much for me, so I'm going a little more simple. The diapers themselves really won't have much absorbency, just mainly there to hold the inserts in. And I plan to do fleece covers or wool.

I really like your diaper, I hope mine comes out that good!
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Re: Newborn Diaper question...

pockets aren't that hard.. I've made some of those too for my older DS-- its easiest to make them if you microfleece and just cut a hole in the back part to stuff it.... But stuffing newborn diapers is hard since they are soooooo tiny!I think laying them in like you watn would work -- you could just make the pocket for your insert a little bigger and lay them straight into a cover - kinda like a trifold or like a g-diaper insert.... not sure how it would work.. but in theory it sound pretty good.
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Re: Newborn Diaper question...

I dont think you need tons of layers either, I found that with the babies I changed more for breastfed messes than wetness. So I would go light on the layers, maybe 2 at most.
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I dont think you need tons of layers either, I found that with the babies I changed more for breastfed messes than wetness. So I would go light on the layers, maybe 2 at most.
2 of what???

I just used 1 of Zorb on some of the new ones I made...
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