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I made some pull on fleece covers with some random fleece I found in my fabric bin. They seem to leak easily.<br>
the covers still feel dry but urine will soak anything touching outside.<br><br>
Did I possibly use the wrong type of fleece? I have no idea what kind it is.<br><br>
Does fleece have to be lanolized? How would I do that?<br><br>
I only used one layer because it is so hot right now, would I have to use two?<br><br>
I really like them becasue they are so soft and cute. I would like to make more, but I would like to know what I did wrong and how I can fix them before spending a bunch of money on more fleece. Thank you!
 

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Random fleece out of your bin is likely not the right kind. If you make it two layers, that should help. If you use polar fleece or <a href="http://www.maldenmillsstore.com/" target="_blank">malden mills fleece</a> (usually only buy it online, but it is great) , then that should work better for you.<br><br>
You only lanolize wool that has not been processed. It won't help you to lanolize fleece.<br><br>
Wool and fleece are used to keep baby dry. If a diaper is too full, it will squeeze out and get stuff touching it wet. You either need to change more often, or you need to switch to a fabric that will hold the wet in. Fleece and wool are the most breathable cover fabrics so they will also "leak" the most when a wet diaper is inside them.
 

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I have had luck with non-malden mills fleece, but I normally use two layers. Two layers won't be hot, fleece is really breathable. It's almost all I use, and I live in Arizona <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
What you're describing really sounds like compression leaking. When fleece is compressed, instead of spreading the moisture out over a large area so it can evaporate, the pee just goes right through...if the diaper underneath is really soaked, or you're using microfiber, it can just squish out too.<br><br>
If you want to try boosting the water-resistance of fleece, wash the covers and add fabric softener. It repels water <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> Just don't put diapers in the same load.
 
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