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We just started our DD in cloth diapers (prefolds and fitted with covers) and she is angry about it! She screams bloody murder when wet, which is often.<br><br>
I'm wondering if there are any good absorbent inserts or any other solution you experienced cloth diaperers know of??? I'm new to this...We also have some bumgenious all in ones but they're still too big for her.<br><br>
Any suggestions would be welcome and very appreciated!
 

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if it is the feeling wet that bothers her you should get or make some stay dry liners. My DD has this problem too & I just made a bunch of microfleece liners to put in all of her diapers. I also check & change her often.
 

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If she's used to sposies, then she probably doesn't like the wet feeling. It's not absorbency you need.<br><br>
I picked up a pack of Bummi's fleece liners to use in our night-time dipes - just lay them on the top of everything and babe doesn't feel the wet at all. You can make them yourself if you have a source for the right material, it was just easier for me to buy them premade.<br><br>
Oh, and I prefer liners over synthetic dipes - they wash a whole lot easier, I don't have to worry about stink.
 

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You can make fleece liners really easily. Just buy some fleece and cut to the size you need. That's it! Then lay in the diaper.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions! Will fleece cut from an old blanket work, you think? I want to try the hemp liners too and see what works better for my unhappy LO. Her frequent pees in the cloth are keeping her from getting good sleep in!
 

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I tried the blanket method, but my son broke out in a rash. Not sure if it was due to the detergent used on it before I transformed it or a fleece sensitivity. They also wore out really fast.<br><br>
We switched to Flip Stay Dry because 24 diapers only cost a little over 200 dollars and they are one size. I really like them and so does he!<br><br>
I've heard Hemp doesn't keep them feeling dry at all.
 

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As far as using a blanket, it may or may not work. For the stay dry layer you need MICROfleece. The pee needs to be able to get through it. Regular fleece is water resistant (which is why it can be used as a cover) and might cause repelling.<br><br>
I think you can find microfleece at fabric stores. I personally prefer suedecloth (the inner material in BG's). You can buy it online and cut it up (it doesn't fray) or you can find stay dry pouches to stuff prefolds in. The pouches are more expensive, but they keep the whole thing feeling dry, whereas just laying a liner down usually shifts and bunches when it's wet, exposing some cotton. I got my pouches from a wahm (rainshine designs) and I know cottonbabies has some.<br>
I use pouches at night, to keep him feeling drier all night.<br><br>
Also, velour doesn't feel as wet. It's not staydry at all, but it's not so uncomfortably wet as flat nap cotton.<br><br>
For us, we use regular fitteds during the day and change him every time he pees. I'd rather not leave him wet, even if it doesn't bother him, kwim?
 

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Thanks for all of that information Blue and Deva<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I don't want to leave her wet either, but I do want her to be more comfortable, you know? Guess it would be hard to be comfy sitting in your own "stuff" though, lol<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I tried this, but regular old fleece repels, it doesn't wick. So we had a lot of leak issues until I figured it out.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I tried this, but regular old fleece repels, it doesn't wick. So we had a lot of leak issues until I figured it out.</div>
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Hmm...we've done it too, maybe I was using microfleece and didn't know it. I think it would also depend on how heavy of a wetter a child is. If it's lots of little pees maybe the layer of fleece works better than if it is one big pee at once? I don't know...<br><br>
It's my understanding that the wetness can go through all kinds of fleece, but when the thicker fleece is used as a cover it goes through slowly and evaporates. Maybe I am mistaken though.
 
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