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post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by patchynurse View Post
I got a lot of 26 DSQ prefolds and 6 wool covers on craigslist for 50.00.
What are DSQ prefolds?
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by raismama View Post
What are DSQ prefolds?
Diaper Service Quality.

If you buy your own prefolds it's important to buy this quality. The gerber ones(and other brands) are not as absorbant. You can also make prefolds yourself for a fraction of the cost

http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/
http://diaperfabric.com/sew-a-prefol...-the-real-way/
post #43 of 48
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And a question: I can use fleece for the inside right? I have these fleece liners that I throw on her now when I think she is going to poop or when I need to put some ointment on her. I thought why not just make it all fleece.
Actually, I might be wrong, but I don't think fleece is the kind of material you want to use inside the diaper. If I'm remembering right, fleece is good for two things: 1) A diaper cover, repelling wetness so you don't get wet baby clothes, and 2) a thinner liner inside that allows wetness through but won't stick to bowel movements. I'm fairly sure it's not an absorbent material, and therefore something that should either be the innermost or outermost layer of diaper, not the inside. Things that I understand are good for absorbency are flannel, cotton, microfiber, hemp, bamboo, birdseye, etc.
post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by Leilalu View Post
Diaper Service Quality.

If you buy your own prefolds it's important to buy this quality. The gerber ones(and other brands) are not as absorbant. You can also make prefolds yourself for a fraction of the cost

http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/
http://diaperfabric.com/sew-a-prefol...-the-real-way/
Great sites!! Thanks
post #45 of 48
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Originally Posted by Leiahs View Post
Actually, I might be wrong, but I don't think fleece is the kind of material you want to use inside the diaper. If I'm remembering right, fleece is good for two things: 1) A diaper cover, repelling wetness so you don't get wet baby clothes, and 2) a thinner liner inside that allows wetness through but won't stick to bowel movements. I'm fairly sure it's not an absorbent material, and therefore something that should either be the innermost or outermost layer of diaper, not the inside. Things that I understand are good for absorbency are flannel, cotton, microfiber, hemp, bamboo, birdseye, etc.
The dipe I made has fleece as the layer next to babys bum. there is still absorbant material inside. The diaper turned out great. But its too small. I also did not have any larger velcro than 1/2 inch. I tried it and I don't think its going to work super well. I bought some more yesterday so I am going to try again. I will post pics of the dipe later. I think it super good for a first diaper.
post #46 of 48
tiny tush makes nice unbleached cotton prefolds. They have a good website but I am not too sure what is and I like punkinbutt.com
post #47 of 48
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Originally Posted by raismama View Post
Great sites!! Thanks


I never actually thought of making prefolds myself until I saw that site recently. So if I ever decide to get more, (which I may make a set in a premium short size eventually because every now and then I like the look of a prefold) I will probably make my own. I have a serger, so I 'm all set up for it I do have prefolds from GMD though, and like them. Great customer service too.


This is pure eye candy, but also a great site(good service too) for eco-freindly super cute, great quality diapers:
http://www.fireflydiapers.com/

spendy, but if you don't have the means to make your own, and have the money.....
I have a few from last time around, ah, the hyena days.....
post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by patchynurse View Post
New conceptions has good cd patterns. I have used then and made some pretty good diapers. I am trying a whole lot of different things before I commit myself to any brand or method. But I prefer the wool covers. I got a lot of 26 DSQ prefolds and 6 wool covers on craigslist for 50.00.
I love Craigslist. A few months back I got 12 BSWW in excellent condition for $20!
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