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Old 02-16-2018, 07:01 AM   #1
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Question Fleece covers- yay or nay?

Our baby girl is arriving this weekend and I was overwhelmed by the cost of wool diaper covers so I decided to purchase 4 handmade fleece covers from a woman on FB who made them the same day I ordered them...

Can anyone share if they have used them and if you feel that they are worth buying? I didn't spend too much on the ones I ordered and will wait and see how our baby handles the 2 in small sizes and 2 in medium but I am curious if anyone else uses them...

Lanolizing wool and the itchy factor is what drew me away from exploring that option but now that I am reading about fleece- I wonder if they really are helpful for heavy wetters/overnight covers.

Any feedback, good or bad would be appreciated. I am new to the whole cloth diapering world and while we have quite an extensive stash- okay, way too much for one baby I want to make sure I am not just tossing money out the window.

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Old 02-16-2018, 07:35 AM   #2
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I liked out fleece covers due to ease of care. There are some downsides. They do wick moisture so I wouldn't use them on extended car seat trips unless you want a damp car seat. They were great for during the day but I would put a dry mat on any sleeping surface of putting down for a nap.

they washed and dried so easily.

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Re: Fleece covers- yay or nay?

Fleece covers can be great. I have some that I made years ago and they are still some of my favorite covers to use on my baby. Like Agla said, they are easy to wash (wash with regular clothing instead of with cotton diapers or they will get pilly), they don't stain easily, and if they have at least 2 layers in the wet zone they can do very well for a daytime or even nighttime cover. Car trips can be tricky because they will wick if they are compressed (like with a seatbelt) and you do have to have sufficient absorbency underneath or they will leak. Mine work fine with prefolds but not so well with some fitteds I've used, just because they weren't as absorbent without a doubler. If they are soakers, they might be hard to get on your baby right at first...just wait a few weeks.
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I love fleece. I prefer longies/shorties to actually covers because they are easier to get on, no worries about fitting the bulk under clothing, and take an extra step out of the diapering process. They are very cheap and easy to care for.
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Thanks everyone! Will update once baby girl arrives and is in cloth
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I never went high quality fleece covers so my expensive maybe is a little off. But I didn't find that they worked very well. I would def say have something absorbant underneither because they will do a wetness transfer to the couch or whatever (in my experience). Soakers I found weren't stretchy enough and hard to buy one that fit.

I ended up going with wool. Upcycle can cost less but they quality would be an issue. I added sewn in wool "undies" to a couple pairs that I got that were too thin out of old wool suit pants that I preshrunk. I preferred knit/crochet overall.
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I loved using fleece on my toddler last winter but I have no experience with it on a younger baby.
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