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Old 08-24-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Wool vs PUL vs disposable summer experiment...

I'm writing a wool post for my blog and as a guest blogger and I've totally searched high and low for a blog post I saw last year in which it gives the full details about a teen that did a science experiment comparing the temperature inside of a baby's diaper (the teen's sibling) to compare the types of diapers. I want a link to the actual source so I can cite that instead of just she said/she said info to back my story up. Anyways does anyone know what I'm talking about that may have it bookmarked? I lost my bookmarks in computer switching...Here's one DS thread that mentions it: http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=395661 (Quote from second post)

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Cloth diaper temps

4 days in a row the afternoon temp reach almost 90*, each day we tried different diapering combos. Here are his results:

After 15 minutes outside, temp inside the diaper:

Disposables 102.5*
FB 101.5*
Fleece pocket 100*
fitted with fleece shorts 98.5
pinned prefold with fleece shorts 97*
fitted with wool shorts 96*
pinned prefold with wool shorts 95.5*
just a fitted 95*
just a pinned prefold 94*
Thanks!!!

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Old 08-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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Re: Wool vs PUL vs disposable summer experiment...

I think maybe it was a replication of the experiment perhaps?
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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Re: Wool vs PUL vs disposable summer experiment...

This article has a reference to a different source (#8), specifically from research done on boys.
http://www.diapernet.org/whycloth.htm
and http://www.nickisdiapers.com/health-concerns.html

If you can get this article and read Japanese...?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6923061


Disclaimer - I haven't checked any of these "sources" to assess validity.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:48 PM   #4
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Re: Wool vs PUL vs disposable summer experiment...

Thank you! Not wool related but very interesting and I can certainly use them in other blog posts!
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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Re: Wool vs PUL vs disposable summer experiment...

Actually I did find a way to work it all in!!! Yay! Thanks!!!
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Re: Wool vs PUL vs disposable summer experiment...

Oh yeah if anyone else knows where I can find the blog post I originally mentioned I'd still love that!
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Did anyone find the source? I'd live to have something tangible to show the naysayers. I'm so tired of my sposie-using friends and family criticizing me for putting my DD in that "hot" wool right now. If I put her in anything else she gets terrible rashes and she seems happy in them.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #8
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I would love the original source for this too! I live in Hawaii and everyone thinks my fleece and wool is awful torture for DS. He never complains except in a disposable. Then he cries and tries to remove it lol.

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Re: Wool vs PUL vs disposable summer experiment...

Such cool info! Thanks! I cant imagine my poor man suffering with a 102 degree bum.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:35 AM   #10
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Re: Wool vs PUL vs disposable summer experiment...

YES! I would love this as well, my mom HATES my wool because "it's just WAY to hot for that poor baby!" and my favorite comment she makes - "your going to cook her eggs"
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