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Hello,

I was looking at getting some of these but I see they are made with a polyester lining. So I think that the polyester lining is what is against the baby's skin, to wick away moisture. Does anyone have these? Is that the case? I can't tell 100% from the description - it may be a middle layer.

Is it undesirable to have a polyester diaper? I thought it was better to have natural fibers. How much better is a polyester diaper than a sposie?

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I'd have to say a 100% polyester diaper would be better than a sposie to me aside from absorbtion issues of course. Polyester has never been shown to cause toxic shock syndrome, unlike those little pellet thingies. Most fleece is polyester. IMO natural fibers are a matter of preference, I wouldn't want 100% synthetic but a little poly here and there dosen't bother me. There are diapers and diapering systems that are 100% natural and if polyester is something you don't like I can dig out some brand names. I loked it up and the polyester in mother ease is:

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mainly in the base weave of the fabric for longevity and reduction of shrinkage, the pile being cotton,so that is next to your baby's skin
 

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I only have 2 Mother-Ease diapers (a MEOS and a large Sandy) and neither are lined with polyester. I believe this is an option Mother-Ease offers for people who interested in a stay dry liner. I would skip it. There may be a small amount of polyester woven into the main fabric of the diapers for durability (as is the case with kissaluvs). I personally don't have a problem with this since both kissaluvs and Mother-Ease diapers do seem to last and last.
 

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Originally Posted by Wugmama
Is it undesirable to have a polyester diaper? I thought it was better to have natural fibers. How much better is a polyester diaper than a sposie?
Personally I think that natural fibers are best, but a poly diaper would still be much better than a sposie.

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There may be a small amount of polyester woven into the main fabric of the diapers for durability (as is the case with kissaluvs).
I have heard that too. That would make the diaper less absorbent since natural fibers absorb and synthetic fibers do not.

If you like the style/look of Motherease one size diapers but want diapers with 100% natural fibers, check out Ecobaby Grow-With-Me diapers.
 

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There may be a small amount of polyester woven into the main fabric of the diapers for durability (as is the case with kissaluvs). I personally don't have a problem with this since both kissaluvs and Mother-Ease diapers do seem to last and last.
There is the regular MEOS and a stay-dry OS. The regular one is only 15% Poly and it's 85% cotton. This is for the durability. The stay dry has the lining which I guess increases the poly content.

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The "base" of the diaper is a poly mix. The loops of terry are made of 100% cotton and that is the part that touches your baby's skin. ME OS will last a long, long time because of the poly base.

What another poster was talking about is the stay-dry option. THat is also polyester. I have heard it described as material similar to running shorts. Kinda silky and thin.
 
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