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#1 of 4 Old 12-03-2009, 01:42 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I wanted to make my 4 months old son some diapers.

I need help, My son has very sensitive skin, he can't use wool, only cotton. 100% is the best. He has very bad Eczema, any fabric other than cotton will cost him broke out even more.

I need help in choosing fabric, What are my choices? I want it to be waterproof, and breathable. I have made couple of the pocket diaper with fleece as the inner fabric, and 4 layer of flannel as the shocker, I don't really know what was the outside fabric, It looks like a waterproof, but it was not. Those diapers didn't turn out very good, because the shocker not really shocking the PIPI. and he always wet his cloth.

Can I please know if there are some fabric will work for me and help me to make a good shocker.but not going to be too heavy for him to wear. I think terry cloth is too heavy if I use three layer. But I don't know much, Please give me advises.

PSf I use windpro fleece, would that be too hot for the baby, can it be breathable. My son just has very sensitives skins. The air has to go through.


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If you can't use wool or fleece and want it to be waterproof then you are going to have to use PUL, which isn't really breathable either. I would suggest making some PUL covers, and then some all natural fiber fitteds or prefolds.

Some fabrics that you can use are organic cotton or bamboo velour, so soft. I love this against my little ones bottom. Hemp fabrics - hemp french terry, hemp fleece. Diaper flannel. Bamboo fleece, terry, or jersey. Cotton sherpa is wonderful too!

You can check out some fabrics from Very Baby - http://www.verybaby.com
I have gotten some stuff there to use.

http://hubpages.com/hub/How_To_Make_Cloth_Diapers

http://www.diapersewing.com/

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If you can't use wool or fleece and want it to be waterproof then you are going to have to use PUL, which isn't really breathable either. I would suggest making some PUL covers, and then some all natural fiber fitteds or prefolds.

Some fabrics that you can use are organic cotton or bamboo velour, so soft. I love this against my little ones bottom. Hemp fabrics - hemp french terry, hemp fleece. Diaper flannel. Bamboo fleece, terry, or jersey. Cotton sherpa is wonderful too!

You can check out some fabrics from Very Baby - http://www.verybaby.com
I have gotten some stuff there to use.

http://hubpages.com/hub/How_To_Make_Cloth_Diapers

http://www.diapersewing.com/


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windpro fleece can make a nice waterproof outer. Can be a little thick, but very comfy and definately usable.

The pp gave you lots of good suggestions. I'll just add my two favorite places to buy supplies: kidsinthegarden.com and naturesfabrics.com.

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