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Old 04-28-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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I am thinking of doing all OBF newborn fitteds and wondering how many layers for the soaker and diaper. I was thinking 3 for the diaper and a 4 layer soaker? Is this not enough or too much?

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Re: OBF Fitteds?

I don't craft -yet - as I am still buying supplies again, but as a general CDer and former seamstress, can I ask why all fleece? Are you going off your current supply? The reason I ask is because I think the end result would be fairly thick, and it would be thick going through the machine as well. I only have experience with one baby but she had to be changed so frequently, I could have diapered her with a couple layers of cotton. We used bg bamboo fitteds, which are 2 layers of fleece with a mf inner I believe, and that was more than plenty.

I would suggest either a two layer diaper with a single layer fleece panel and 2 layer inserts or a two layer diaper with a 2 layer panel and only half a stash of 2 layer inserts. For quicker drying, you could just do a 2 layer diaper with a 2 layer snake style insert for an end result of 6 layers in the wet zone.

I personally would do the latter but one layer of my insert would be a jersey. When you're going through 14 diapers a day on average and you have a budget stash, you need them to dry quickly. I also prefer the option of what to put against baby's skin.

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Re: OBF Fitteds?

I haven't used my diapers yet, but I made fitteds with 3 layers of Hemp/bamboo fleece. One was hidden in the shell, the other 2 were backers of the 2 petal soaker. I also used cotton velour and OBV. I think my diapers will be pretty absorbent as we normally only used hemp for my DS when it was night time. He was a super soaker and it worked well to get him through the night.

You might look at the hemp/bamboo fleece if you haven't got your fabric yet. From what I understand, hemp is more absorbent then bamboo.
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Re: OBF Fitteds?

Bamboo fleece makes a great diaper, I would tend to go light for newborn dipes, you will change more for messy diapers than you will for wet heavy diapers. IMO anyhow.
You can always make a few lay in soakers if you find you are needing them, otherwise you would be ok with 2 layers in the soaker and then the body of the diaper.
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Bamboo fleece makes a great diaper, I would tend to go light for newborn dipes, you will change more for messy diapers than you will for wet heavy diapers. IMO anyhow.
You can always make a few lay in soakers if you find you are needing them, otherwise you would be ok with 2 layers in the soaker and then the body of the diaper.
Thank you, I'll most likely do that then
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