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#1 of 11 Old 11-30-2005, 12:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have just started using wool as a diaper cover, I never was convinced that it really worked as a cover until I tried it and love it! Anyway, I am also looking into fleece as it seems to have some of the same properties as wool without the price and special care instructions. So my question is this: can I just buy some fleece pants and use that as fleece "longies"? Children's place has them for 2 for $20, so the idea came to me. (I know I'm not the first one, just didnt see any other posts on the topic, lol!)

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Oh yeah, any specific brand of fleece to look for? I know Malden Mills is good, but how do you tell if the fleece in a pair of pants in a store is good or not?
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Some work better than others, but if you find an inexpensive pair, you can sure try it out.
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Is there a certain kind it needs to be??
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The thicker fleece works better, polar fleece too. Malden Mills is the best.
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i make fleece pants all the time for use as diaper covers...polar fleece and alpine fleece work great...my experience has been that malden mills fleece is not really any better than other fleeces, just more expensive. i use mm and other brands almost daily for diapering products.
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I agree that MM is just more expensive - I use fleece for nighttime covering frequently, and it works great for ds
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Yep echoing everyone else. My dd isn't a SUPER heavy wetter and we change her frequently anyway so one layer of the thin Wal-Mart fleece is all we need for daytime. I've made her several pairs of pants from that stuff because it's ridiculously cheap and comes in nice solid colors that are easy to match to print shirts. I've never tried fleece pants from children's place but I hear they work great! Good thought!


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Old Navy's performance fleece pants work GREAT as diaper covers...even overnight! Very affordable too!
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I think performance fleece is polar fleece......MM fleece seems to wear better, that's my experience. I have an ll bean fleece jacket that is made with mm fleece, and it's like 7 years old and looks brand new, no matter how many times I wash it Everything else starts to look ratty (like really pilly and hairy) after a while.
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We sometimes get wicking when we use thinner fleece. I like MM. I do sometimes use covers made of 1 layer of thinner fleece as an extra layer when we are using thin merino wool longies in the car seat or at night.
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funny story, I told dh that I wanted to buy some fleece pants to use as diaper covers for the new babe. He says "seems like a waste to me" he thought I was going to buy new pants, cut them up and make a cover out of them, not use them as pants. Made sense to him once I explained.

Old Navy performance fleece pants are my fave, the thicker fleece seems to work the best
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