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Old 03-15-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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what fabric works best for diaper inserts?!?

I'm planning to make all the diapers for my baby girl due in June! I think I want to do fitted covers with lay in or snap in soakers but I don't know what fabric to use for the soakers! I see alot of diapers made with zorb? so I was thinking of using that but I just don't know. I only used bum genius with my first daughter and one of the things I hated about them was how bulky they were on her. So I need something that will be very trim....I'm hoping that having fitted dipes instead of onesize will help with that too.

Also any links to where I can get these special fabrics at a good price would be greatly appriciated : )

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Old 03-16-2011, 05:20 PM   #2
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Re: what fabric works best for diaper inserts?!?

Bamboo fleece
hemp
flannel
and cotton fleece

Less smell, and crazy absorbant good luck mama
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Zorb is great fabric. But one thing I have read about it, is that it isn't good for AIO's. But other then that, it's great
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be sure to sandwich Zorb(if it's the original kind) between other material so it doesn't fall apart. Zorb is great, also burley knit cotton is super yummy. I'm part of the minority who love microfiber; just HAVE to wash on super hot to keep clean. And there needs to be another material between baby and microfiber.
Prefolds are also great. Just lay it in. I like pfs from Cottonbabies...free shipping, cheap, soft, durable, and absorbent.
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You can also get birdseye, which is like what they make prefolds out of.

If you don't mind microfiber, a cheap route is buying the microfiber auto towels at Walmart or similar stores.
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I'm a microfiber girl.
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:32 PM   #7
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Re: what fabric works best for diaper inserts?!?

Thanks ladies! I ordered some zorb and bamboo fleece from wazoodle. I think I'm going to do a couple layers of zorb with the bamboo fleece on the bottom and minky on top where it touches the baby!
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