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Old 02-19-2010, 11:55 AM   #1
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Summer diapers question for DFW babies...

I am trying to get some more diapers for this summer. Baby will be about 6-9 months old. I am worried about the diapers being too hot for the summer. Anyone have any suggestions on ones that are lighter or more breathable? We are currently doing prefolds and covers...Thanks!

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Old 02-20-2010, 07:24 AM   #2
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Re: Summer diapers question for DFW babies...

oh. that's a hard question...I'm pretty new and I had the same thought. My guess would be to stick to AIOs that have cotton or bamboo inners. There are a lot of options out there for a trimmer fitting daiper that I am going with. My thought is if it covers less it will be cooler.
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Re: Summer diapers question for DFW babies...

Thanks for the input! I am thinking the AIOs too. My sister took her daughter to the park in a cover and prefold in Austin the other day when it was in the 60s and she came home with a bad diaper rash so I am worried about when it is so much warmer this summer!
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My DD gets irritated when we don't have a wicking material next to her skin. But that all depends on your baby. So velour or micro fleece is a must for us. Fortunately I make all of our diapers but you can find some great ones on etsy.com
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When DD was little I just did prefolds with no covers in the dog days of summer (during the day at home, obviously!) She wore wool at night, all year long, and BSWW covers when we went out. I didn't CD DS last summer, and I'm hoping he will PL before the hot months. I'll have the new baby in cloth by then, so we'll see what works best for a newborn in the heat.
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I'm wondering this as well.

I was hoping to get some wool shorties and skirties by the summer and use wool over my prefolds and fitteds. I've heard that is the cooler, more breathable option
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I'm just going to do prefolds with flip covers. I'm still not ready to do cloth outside the house full time. My diaper bag is packed enough as it is with a 3yr old who refuses to potty train
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Re: Summer diapers question for DFW babies...

South of you in Houston.. We go coverless as much as possible in the summer, in LL flats or Bamboozle fitteds, if we put a cover on, it's always wool. Just think about it - you'd burn up wearing a raincoat (PUL) in our TX heat, but not in tropcial weight wool, or even heavier wool for that matter. What do you think all the cycling jersey's are made of? Yep, wool!

You also really don't need a wicking/stay dry layer, when you use a completely breathable diapering solution, because the moisture isn't held next to your baby's skin.

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Re: Summer diapers question for DFW babies...

like pps said, coverless natural fibers (prefolds, fitteds, etc) or with wool or fleece if you need a cover. last summer was our first in cloth and dd had rashes every.single.time i had her in a pul cover or diaper...the natural fibers let the air circulate and the wool and fleece let the diaper breathe and stay cool rather than wrapped up and hot. once we switched, dd's bottom would actually feel cool to the touch when i changed her and her skin didn't feel waterlogged or clammy at all. hth!
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I do fitteds (Thirsties and a few GMs) and prefolds. No covers around the house. Pockets and AIOs for going out. But since I am SAHM we're almost always home.

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