Wednesday, February 14, 2007
WFMW - Fleece Diaper Pockets
Update: Hole in the Earth has joined the world of WFMW! Go check out his tip today.
Monday I picked up a yard of fleece on sale at our local JoAnn’s. I sewed two fleece diaper pockets to use with my cloth diapers (prefolds and covers) and tried them out on my 18-month old. He loved them! Then I sewed about four more of the same size. Fleece naturally wicks away moisture. So when he wet in them, the fleece pulled the wet into the pocket where the prefold was and kept him feeling comfy and dry. And when he soiled his diaper it was so much easier to clean!
I have heard before the benefits of using fleece liners. But this idea from Karen’s Cloth Diapering Site is ingenious! When I tried laying just a fleece liner on the prefold it would often bunch up and shift around. Making a fleece diaper pocket is like a little pillowcase for your prefolds. Just make sure that the stretch of the fleece is from side to side to make stuffing the pocket very easy. And when it comes time to remove the prefold from the pocket and wash, it is so easy!
Fleece diaper pockets work for me!