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#1 of 14 Old 07-20-2006, 04:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi mamas! I am interested in getting some MM 200wt and maybe some windpro. I am lost as to what parts of the diapers to use these for. They are used for AIOs as the outer layer, right? I could also make shorts or pants that would be mostly waterproof? I just ordered some of the double velour, is this better for somethings, and not for others? Any MM knowledge you can pass on will be greatly appreciated! I still can't seem to use the search feature here, so sorry if you have answered this before. TIA!!

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I just recently got some myself so I'm limited (haven't sewn with it) definitely... I'll tell you what a MMills sewer suggested to me okay?

She told me that Windbloc/Windpro (but esp. Windbloc) is the most waterproof of the fleeces... then 300wt, etc. You would use these for either a cover or the outside for an AIO.

I am not sure what weight the double velour is in so I can't tell you about that... all I know is what I posted above (and of course, about the microfleece (yummy!!).

I'm sure there are lots of other knowledgable Moms who will be by to fill my holes in.
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You can use the 200wt for an outer, but only if your dc isn't a heavy wetter and you probably don't want to use it for night time. WindPro (or WindBloc) is an excellent outer for an AIO.

For a fleece inner, you want microfleece, and imho, microchamois is the nicest of the microfleeces.
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I used 200wt for the outters in my VB AIO's, great for daytime, but not nighttime use. I have a bunch for sale if you'd like it (gave up making and using CD's)

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you can also use 100 wt for inners. It's a bit thicker than microfleece but it totally works. You can also double up 200 wt to get a more waterproof cover.
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You can use the 200wt for an outer, but only if your dc isn't a heavy wetter and you probably don't want to use it for night time. WindPro (or WindBloc) is an excellent outer for an AIO.

For a fleece inner, you want microfleece, and imho, microchamois is the nicest of the microfleeces.
I agree with mom2a2z about the microchamois being the nicest. I prefer Windpro over Windbloc---the Windpro comes in different weights. I have used both types of outer fleeces. Windpro sewed up wonderfully for me and worked awesome overnight. Never pilled on us either.

300 weight is bulky imo, and it can pill. Not my fave at all.

200 weight is good for daytime covers or for light wetters. Not too bulky as far as a cover would go.

100 weight, microfleece, and microchamois all work for inners. 100 is bulkier though. Micro is nice, and of course there is microchamois.

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Thanks for all the replies! I like the sound of the micochamois. Can my dd wear these covers or AIOs in the summer, or will they be hotter than PUL? It seems like PUL gets really hot if the diaper gets wet at all.

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So for making a pocket fitted (darling diaper pattern) which will be inside a cover which MM fleece should I purchase?

I was thinking microfleece inner, possibly a microfiber cleaning towel soaker, 200 wt MM fleece outer. (I already have the microfleece from JoAnn's on clearance.)

If I purchase a heavier weight MM would I need to bother with a soaker for daytime use? Or do you think I could use it with a soaker and without a cover?

or--should I use microfleece for the inner and outer to keep the bulk down?

Any opinions as I fumble my way through CD-making?

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If you are putting fleece on the outside, you won't need a cover, at least for daytime/at home use. (Polar) Fleece, of whatever weight, is not absorbent. You could not do a two layer fleece pocket with no soaker. Well, you could but you wouldn't want to! My mom recently put my ds down for a nap in nothing but a two-layer fleece cover with a doubler inside it--a very old, very thin doubler--and the soaked-ness of him and his bed was comical, to say the least. Unless you are making a AIO-style pocket, make the inner microfleece(microchamios) and the outer something absorbent. Isn't this is what Amber says to do in the DD pocket directions?

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I'm not a fan of fleece for diapers. They are good for light wetters and for babies who never sit down, but if they are small and laying, in a sling, or sitting on their bums then you have the issue of compression leaks.
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I like fleece for fleece pants I use 200 wt and make them slightly baggy so that they are nigt snug agenst the diaper and are less prone to compression leaks. Good for bopping around the house in, but not sitting in the car seat as fleece is more prone to compression leaks than wool.
I love it for a wetness barrier on my home made mamma pads too.

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Thanks for the advice! I was having a hard time wrapping my head around the whole fleece and waterproofedness issue.

I keep telling my husband that diaper-making is a science, with all the research I've been doing, but I don't think he believes me

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I just realized that part of my confusion on the fleece issue is because people use microfiber -also a synthetic- for soakers. So Microfiber absorbs, due to the texture, but fleece doesn't.

Just thinking outloud...

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