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Hello. I do not have any children. But, my sister is pregnant and she will be using cloth diapers.<br><br>
So, since I sew, I wanted to make her some cloth diapers.<br><br>
But (excuse my stupid questions), I have a couple questions. I am hoping someone here can help.<br><br>
She lives in the city and does not have a washer/dryer. She is planning on using a diaper service - not sure if this make a difference.<br><br>
1 - So far everything I have found was for really cute fleece type diapers. If I make these, do they still need some kind of cover?<br><br>
2 - Are this cute fleece diapers really nice covers?<br><br>
3 - If she uses a service, are they only the white basics or do they return your actual diapers? I was thinking that they take your used one and leave clean ones - like an exchange? I have no idea.<br><br>
4 - I have found a few sites for patterns, is there one that you guys love the best.<br><br>
I just really want to make nice things for her - and look like I actually looked into how to do it right. So, any help would be great.<br><br>
Thanks in advance!
 

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Diaper services supply the diapers, not the user. Your sister will be getting a different batch of diapers every week; the same ones will not be returned to her. (Unless she has a special service...you will have to check with her).<br><br>
A better bet may be to make a baby carrier for her. There are several free tutes at <a href="http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/" target="_blank">sleepingbaby</a>, and lots of help at thebabywearer.com.
 

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True. If she wants to use a service she will be getting new used prefolds every week and they typically don't wash handmade diapers for you.<br><br>
You can still try to make a few for her, though!!! She might like them better and realize that doing diaper laundry isn't so bad afterall when you get the cutest fluff handmade for you!<br><br>
1 - So far everything I have found was for really cute fleece type diapers. If I make these, do they still need some kind of cover? <i>Some fleece is better for being water resistant than others. The typical blizzard fleece at the fabric store is *ok* but, the less light you can see through it when you hold it up the better.</i><br>
2 - Are this cute fleece diapers really nice covers? <i>You can make fleece covers as well</i><br><br>
4 - I have found a few sites for patterns, is there one that you guys love the best. There are lots of great patterns out there! <i>PM me if you would like to try one of mine for free.</i><br><br>
You can also visit <a href="http://sewyourown.blogspot.com" target="_blank">http://sewyourown.blogspot.com</a> and click on the articles to learn more about fabrics and what they are good for in diapering and where you can find them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> best of luck!
 

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I could be wrong- but I think with a service you still have to have your own covers right? There is a mama on here who has kits to make covers- where is she? Is it kaylas kits or something like that? They are great and come with fab instructions.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I could be wrong- but I think with a service you still have to have your own covers right? There is a mama on here who has kits to make covers- where is she? Is it kaylas kits or something like that? They are great and come with fab instructions.</div>
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I'm not sure if you mean my site, <a href="http://diaperkit.com/catalog/" target="_blank">DiaperKit.com</a>. I have diaper cover kits available <a href="http://www.diaperkit.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=26" target="_blank">individually</a> as well as in <a href="http://www.diaperkit.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=37" target="_blank">bulk</a>. Everything is pre-cut and ready to sew.<br><br>
I have only known of diaper services that use their own diapers. You can provide your own covers or they will sell them to you - either way I <i>think</i> you wash the covers?? I'm not sure - I've never used a service. I think for sanitation reasons they bleach and/or boil the diapers. I think you wash your own covers so that they are not responsible for them. Not sure though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I could be wrong- but I think with a service you still have to have your own covers right? There is a mama on here who has kits to make covers- where is she? Is it kaylas kits or something like that? They are great and come with fab instructions.</div>
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<a href="http://www.kaylasclothkits.com" target="_blank">www.kaylasclothkits.com</a> The KCK One works as a one size fits all cover over prefolds like you would get in the diaper service <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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awkward- I was thinking Kaylas- but ordered from diaperkit.com. hmmm sorry ladies- I like the cut out ones- but the others look great too!
 

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No need to feel awkward - we're professionals <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
And thank you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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