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SoCaliMommy's Avatar SoCaliMommy 07:13 PM 07-09-2006

What is the differance between them?
which one would be good to use as a hidden layer and have flannel on the outside and pul behind it?


sewingmomma's Avatar sewingmomma 08:49 PM 07-09-2006
Flannel and PUL dont go well together!!

Maybe with FOE maybe

I'd for sure use 2 MIL
amysuen's Avatar amysuen 08:55 PM 07-09-2006
1 mil pul is thinner than 2 mil pul, and IME stiffer, more plastic-y feeling. I prefer 1 mil because it drapes and moves better.

ITA that putting flannel behind pul is asking for wicking, any cotton fabric will wick moisture to the outside. You might be able to get away with it if you use FOE and micofleece or another non-absorbant inner.
BirthFree's Avatar BirthFree 11:52 PM 07-09-2006
I prefer 2 mil PUL b/c it's *much* more resistant to wicking, etc. and I don't notice that it is much more stiff than the 1 mil PUL - but I think partly b/c I have heavy wetters even if it were a *bit* more stiff I'd still be fine with it.
SoCaliMommy's Avatar SoCaliMommy 02:35 AM 07-10-2006
Thanks for the replies

rikiamber's Avatar rikiamber 04:05 AM 07-10-2006
OMG wish someone had told me about the flannel wicking ...ack no wonder my cute dipe covers didnt work...: DUH!!! I used FOE and it 'leaked' I was so disapointed...that and they were to small. So now I know that I can still use my 1mm PUL and use a poly blend on the outside.

So whats the opinion about 1mm PUL use in an AIO?
sewingmomma's Avatar sewingmomma 12:03 PM 07-10-2006
1 mil is fine I ahve several 1 mil solid colors AIO that are great!
Jes'sBeth's Avatar Jes'sBeth 01:33 PM 07-10-2006
I prefer 1 mil because I like the extra flexibility and the way that the fabric drapes and moves just a bit better. I like sewing with it better too.

I have no problems with 1 mil PUL in my AIO's and my stash is almost all AIO's now.
rpar003's Avatar rpar003 07:01 PM 07-11-2006
I have had some success making pocket diapers with a hidden pul layer and outer layer of flannel. I know you are not meant to, but I just love the cute prints and how soft they are!

When I buy my flannel I pre-wash it with fabric softner (seeing as it will be on the outside, I *don't* want it to absorb). Then I use a micro-fleece inner and hidden layer of PUL with the flannel on the outside. I use FOE to fasten the two together - and hey presto a cute diaper

Now I also have some atsko (I think that's how you spell it) spray, (water resistant) and I've used that on some of the diapers I did use FOE on. All in all it's working pretty well - I sometimes have some very light wicking/wetting on the outside (more dampness really) but I figure that just helps me know it's time to change her

It is also worth noting that we live in super-dry Colorado, so I don't know if this would work as well if you lived somewhere where there was moisture in the air (although it rained for TWO days recently - two days - I almost went out of my mind! And I come from a country where 3 weeks of rain isn't unusual!) Anyway even after all the rain they were working fine (although we were having difficulties getting everything dry).

I'm going home for 3 weeks so I'll get to try them out in our super wet winter weather - I'll let you know how it goes.

Incidentally diaper making is so addictive! I made an AIO over the weekend that was so soft and cushy *I* wanted to start wearing diapers
Mama Dragon's Avatar Mama Dragon 08:35 PM 07-11-2006
I've heard 2mm is stiff/thick, but that's all I've ever felt or used and to me, it's very pliable and easy to work with.
wiredupweb's Avatar wiredupweb 09:47 PM 07-11-2006
Anyone know which MOE uses? I have several of their wetbags and love them so want to make a couple more of my own. Not sure whether they are 1 mil or 2?
wiredupweb's Avatar wiredupweb 03:58 AM 07-20-2006
Trying to decide whether to get 1 mil or 2 mil - I really like whatever MOE uses for their wetbags and Fuzzi Bunz and this is what I want to get.
mom2a2z's Avatar mom2a2z 08:09 PM 07-20-2006
I believe FBs are 1 mil.