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Old 02-28-2012, 06:52 AM   #1
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Fabric and layers for NB fitteds and MC? What to use?

I'm going to be making some newborn fitteds today.

I have a cotton knit fabric and lots of flannel. Should I do 3 full diaper layers or is 2 okay? As for the soaker what should I make it out of and how many layers? I have tons of bamboo batting (not sure if I can use this?) and TONS of fleece that I would like to use up. I'm just not sure how many layers to put in the soaker area.

I figured I might as well make some Mama cloth too while I have all this stuff out. I've never used MC so I'm pretty clueless here. I normally use heavy/medium flow disposable pads. I do have tons of extra PUL that I can use here too so I would like to do a hidden layer of PUL in them. But how many layers of fleece and/or batting should I use? Do I have to worry about staining with using fleece?

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Re: Fabric and layers for NB fitteds and MC? What to use?

For the diapers I wouldnt go crazy with layers, especially if you will be breast feeding. You will be changing more for messes than wetness really. I think 2 would be ok, if you find you need more, you can always add a booster.
Batting is not absorbent, so I would steer clear of that.
Mama cloth is easy, pul outter, a layer of soaker and a top layer. Again, no batting.

Some people say it does work, but the majority of people say no. Yes, fleece will stain.
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