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Old 06-13-2011, 08:45 AM   #11
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I disagree w/the PPs, it's not NORMAL to get drenched through either fleece or wool, but it WILL happen if the diaper underneath is soaked. I have found that, since we ONLY use fleece or wool, putting on just a PF is not really an adequate diaper (I have LL premiums). I often put a doubler in the front, folded in half, if DS is only going to wear a PF.

You definitely have to increase the absorbency of the diapers, b/c fleece and wool can start to wick wetness though the fabric once a diaper is wet on the outside. Some mamas may not want to do this in order to use fleece or wool covers, but we have to do it b/c my DS gets rashy in a PUL cover and getting wet all the time is definitely not an option.
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I just wanted to add that if my DS is in a PF, I like to change him every time he wets so he's not sitting w/a wet diaper against his skin (that will also give him a rash). He is pretty sensitive, so most of the time he has a stay-dry inner against his skin and can tolerate a wet diaper for a couple hours. I tend to mainly use hemp or bamboo diapers, too, so they hold more wetness than a cotton PF (even a premium PF is only good for one pee IME). My DS is 2. HTHs!
Ditto all of this! We use fleece exclusively since DS is allergic to wool and PUL, and I can count the number of true leaks we've had on one hand (and all of those were because DS held it an extraordinary amount of time and massively flooded). If I wait quite a while after the pee to change him, it may feel warm to the touch, or occasionally damp, but definitely not to the point that it would get me wet while babywearing. I will say I only use prefolds or thin bamboo inserts underneath, but I also change immediately when he's wet, so leaks are a non issue.

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Old 06-13-2011, 08:46 AM   #12
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Thanks mama I'm glad you found some fleece covers that work for you b/c I didn't know how things had turned out!
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Just wanted to say thanks. We went with 3 different covers, the other were just crappy. I have had 0 issues with these. Even when ds drenched a dipe. I can press on the crotch area and all still dry. I like it as much as our wool now! Thanks to all you help!!

OP, this girl knows her stuff and is very helpfull. She can help you figure out the problem for sure. Best of luck. Don't give up because I was fed up and gave t one more shot and am compleatly happy!!
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I disagree w/the PPs, it's not NORMAL to get drenched through either fleece or wool, but it WILL happen if the diaper underneath is soaked. I have found that, since we ONLY use fleece or wool, putting on just a PF is not really an adequate diaper (I have LL premiums). I often put a doubler in the front, folded in half, if DS is only going to wear a PF.

You definitely have to increase the absorbency of the diapers, b/c fleece and wool can start to wick wetness though the fabric once a diaper is wet on the outside. Some mamas may not want to do this in order to use fleece or wool covers, but we have to do it b/c my DS gets rashy in a PUL cover and getting wet all the time is definitely not an option.
I agree! I would try adding more absorbency first. If that doesn't work, I would try different covers. Not all fleece is created equally. Some types are more water resistent than others.
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ok-- good to know, thanks all! They were really cheap seconds and some used ones and don't even have a doubler at all so I will check out some quality fleece before I give up-- he was wearing GMD reds, and as soon as they got the least bit damp they would start wicking onto me Thanks again!
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ok-- good to know, thanks all! They were really cheap seconds and some used ones and don't even have a doubler at all so I will check out some quality fleece before I give up-- he was wearing GMD reds, and as soon as they got the least bit damp they would start wicking onto me Thanks again!
Tht's what was happening to me, turned out to be a cotton thread issue, wicking through the wet zone. Just as soon as ds peed, it would be wet. I just got some new ones and he can now drench a dipe! Maby it's just not great fleece. If you boost your absorbency and it still happens, perhaps try another brand of cover. Best of luck. We were totally new to fleece and are very happy now! Fleece is awsome!
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:25 PM   #16
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I got some single layer covers from a mama her on DS, and they were practically useless when it came to being a diaper cover.

I finally discovered the "extra layer in the wetzone" and it makes all the difference in the world.
A snug but not too tight fit is also important.
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