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I haven't seen many cotton covers, and the ones I have seen have a middle PUL layer. So, what's the scoop? Are all-cotton covers pointless? Does anyone make them? I am planning on going primarily with wool but I'd like to have a few of another kind as well, and I really don't like the feel of the plasticy stuff (although I know they are practical).
 

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Cotton is not waterproof. Wool is your best (only??) choice for natural wetness protection. My favorite wool covers (I like snaps as opposed to soakers) are stacinators and 7th heaven baby.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Cotton is not waterproof. Wool is your best (only??) choice for natural wetness protection.</div>
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Cotton has to have something added to it to make it waterproof or, yeah, it's pointless as a cover.
 

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Nikky's 100% cotton covers have a layer of PUL in the middle, but honestly, you can't tell. They feel just like 100% cotton, not plasticky AT ALL. They are my favorite covers, and I used them for 2 yrs. with my oldest (I use pockets most of the time on my littlest). They are so soft and trim and really work.
 

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I am sold on Dappi nylon pull-on covers when you can't use wool. They look poofy but under clothing are undetectable (my ds in a pinned sherpa PF and a dappi cover looks to be wearing a sposie). Plus they do not wick and can be worn under cotton shorts and even overnight! I don't find the nylon to be as hot as PUL.<br><br>
And did I mention they are 2 for $4.50 at <a href="http://www.little-lions.com" target="_blank">www.little-lions.com</a> ? No cover can beat that price! Sure, wool is best, but these are great for second choice when you need something trim and leakproof.
 

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Not to totally hijak (sorry OP), but where did you find sherpa pf that are trim? I did a search for them and the ones I found said they were so thick you couldn't even pin them. It's the on-going quest for a trim dipe around here!
 

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Have you tried the Ecobaby sherpa prefolds?
 

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I make my own PFs out of sherpa and sherpa/velour that are 2-3-2 and not only are they really trim, but they absorb quite a bit and are super easy to pin (much easier than CPFs). Since I sew them myself I can make them with a short enough rise so I don't have to fold them in the front or back, and because they are stretchy they end up being trim as a sposie.<br><br>
I also have some Doodlebottom sherpa PFs that are pretty trim (but a bit too wide for my taste).
 

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Here is a 100% cotton cover that has been waterproofed:<br><br><a href="http://www.bluepenguin.biz/elan.html" target="_blank">http://www.bluepenguin.biz/elan.html</a><br><br>
Looks neat. I haven't tried it, though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Here is a 100% cotton cover that has been waterproofed:<br><br><a href="http://www.bluepenguin.biz/elan.html" target="_blank">http://www.bluepenguin.biz/elan.html</a><br><br>
Looks neat. I haven't tried it, though.</div>
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Except the cotton fibers are coated with Teflon. No thanks...
 
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