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Old 09-13-2006, 12:25 PM   #1
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What else can I use as an insert?

I've got over 2 dozen pocket dipes, but only 13 inserts. What else can I use to stuff the pockets with? If I've read right, I can just buy microfleece fabric and cut that up? I guess I don't understand how microfleece can be used to wick away mosture, but still be used to trap the moisture too?

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It can't. It basically works to wick away moisture, you would still need something absorbant. Do you have any prefolds? They are a little bulky, but you can use those in your pockets too.
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Not microfleece, but microterry (ie. microfiber). You can buy the microfiber towels sold in the auto department of walmart (16" x 16") cheap. They also carry them in the home cleaning section of home depots, and I think Costco has them too. Microfleece definitely would NOT work. So you are right to question of that logic. Microfiber is a totally different type of material (although it is polyester as well).

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You can use microfiber towels from the auto section at walmart/costco/etc. In a pinch, you could even use wash clothes. Pf's work fine too, especially preemie and infant sizes. You can usually get cheap used inserts in FSOT.
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Re: What else can I use as an insert?

I think you got it confused with microfiber. You can buy microfiber towels at your local auto store.
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I use microfiber towels that I bought at Costco in the automotive section. You can fold them into thirds for a medium sized pocket or quarters for smalls.
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You could use some of those flannel recieving blankets, most moms get way too many when the baby comes, or some prefolds.
I got a big 8 pack of blue microfiber towles in the auto dept at WalMart, they fold well and work in a pocket, they cost $5. Costco sells yellow ones, 24 towels for $9.99. I only need to use one in the day, but two for naps and I add a doubler in bed at night.
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Old 09-13-2006, 12:47 PM   #8
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Re: What else can I use as an insert?

ahhhhhh no wonder I was so confused, thanks mamas! So since it's microfiber that I use as an insert, would I use microfleece as a reusable liner? And that can be bought from the fabric section at walmart?
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My favorite inserts are DuckyBuns inserts. They are hemp french terry with microfiber in the wetzone
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