Fleece diaper pockets are a frugal semi-crunchy mama’s dream. They work much better than just a fleece liner because they won’t bunch up. The fleece pulls the wetness inside the diaper and the baby feels dry longer.
When changing the diaper, just pull the diaper and doubler out of the fleece and toss them all in the diaper pail together. If it’s poopy, pull the diaper and doubler out and all you have to rinse is the fleece pocket. A lightweight fleece pocket is so much easier to rinse than a big-ole poopy prefold.
Look for remnants of fleece to make these pockets. I actually bought the fleece for $4.44 a yard at Wal-Mart and got 14 out of each yard. With tax, it's still less than 30 cents a piece.
Gather your supplies: Fleece, measuring tape or ruler, scissors, diaper, cover, and doubler.
Lay your prefolded diaper on the fleece to get an idea of how big to sew the fleece diaper pocket. Allow for an extra half inch around.
Cut a piece big enough to fold it in half sideways. ←→ Also make sure your stretch is ←this way→. Fleece only stretches one direction. This is very important that you make sure it goes sideways. It is a hassle to try to stuff a fleece pocket when the stretch is going the other way. I did that once and ended up chucking that pocket because it was so dang annoying.
Sew a straight stitch along the top and down one side (not the folded side).
Turn right side out.
Now stuff it. mwahaha. *ahem*
Place stuffed fleece pocket in cover. I prefer Proraps.
Put on Tater, or whatever cute baby you have laying around your house.
So comfy! I think I might just . . . ahh!
Spare fleece pockets and one already stuffed diaper, just in case.
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