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I am getting ready to sew up a bunch of newborn dipes and I can't make up my mind what I want. Pocket dipes would be easier than fitteds with covers, but I feel like fitteds with covers would be more reliable for catching bf poops...<br><br>
What pocket dipes did you use for your newborn, and how would you rate them as far as blow out frequency?
 

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I have not tried pocket dipes on a newborn, but fleece liners don't hold bf poop well, so I would guess the same would happen w/pockets.
 

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Hmmm, so is it also a bad idea to line the fitteds with microfleece? It does seem like the bf poop would absorb in better without it.
 

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I have been using Happy Heinys with my newborn (16 days old) and have had no problems with blowouts yet. His poos are still pretty small though. I am also using fitteds (Kissaluvs and Little Lambs) and no problems there either. I would say they work equally well for us. I like the ease of the pocket diaper better when we are out and about and when changing at night.
 

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Newborns are changed so often I don't think fleece liners are really necessary.<br><br>
In regard to other's success w/pockets, maybe it is due to the fact that HH and FB are made w/custom milled fleece that allows wetness to pass through more easily, which helps keep runny BF poop from spreading.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by tinams8</i><br><b>I am getting ready to sew up a bunch of newborn dipes and I can't make up my mind what I want. Pocket dipes would be easier than fitteds with covers, but I feel like fitteds with covers would be more reliable for catching bf poops...<br><br>
What pocket dipes did you use for your newborn, and how would you rate them as far as blow out frequency?</b></td>
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YOU knoooooooooow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> you can have best of both worlds and make a pocket diaper out of your cotton fabric so you can use a cover of your choice or go w/o a cover if you so choose. I also think pocket diapers that are NOT "aio's" are the best esp. for newborns since you can adjust the size (folding w/o bulk) and the soaker as you need. I think also if you can manage a snappi, that instead of using aplix or snaps, you use terry along the back and then a little square for the front for the 3rd leg to hook onto, this way you have an even better chance of adjustments. I also think that using the PooPocket pattern for this is ideal, since with the gussets it holds in the breast fed poo super well. If your diaper is "too small" it's a pita to stuff, but if it's a fairly normal size it's easy to stuff, and it's trim enough you can fold down to fit baby w/o bulk. Luck, and have fun sewing!! Or if you want an AIO, you can get one of the diaper delux cover patterns (something like that) or one of the side snapping(and use aplix instead) poo pockets and just use PUL or Fleece for outter and whatever for inner, and you'll have gussets to hold in the poop.
 
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