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Hi there,<br>
I thought I'd check out this area of the forum as I'm having our second baby in June. I rented nappies until Ds 1 was about 8 months and i thought this time I'd give making them a go but I'm finding all of the abbreviations hard to understand. Could someone give me a quick breakdown of all the important lingo I need to understand this forum?<br>
For example, AIO and MM fleece? Anything that might be useful specifically for CD.<br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi there,<br>
I thought I'd check out this area of the forum as I'm having our second baby in June. I rented nappies until Ds 1 was about 8 months and i thought this time I'd give making them a go but I'm finding all of the abbreviations hard to understand. Could someone give me a quick breakdown of all the important lingo I need to understand this forum?<br>
For example, AIO and MM fleece? Anything that might be useful specifically for CD.<br>
Thanks in advance<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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Hi! I'm always excited to see someone who wants to make diapers!<br><br>
AIO: All-in-one diaper. This has absorbency and waterproof cover in one. Most like a disposable diaper because it is on and off with no fussing with a separate cover.<br><br>
MM fleece: Malden Mills fleece. Prized as most dense and long wearing compared to other fleeces. Windpro fleece can be used as a cover or sometimes as the water-resistant outer layer in a pocket diaper. Malden Mills microfleece is also very popular as a stay-dry inner layer of pocket diapers.<br><br>
Other terms:<br><br>
FOE: Fold over elastic, used to sandwich the edge of a cover or pocket diaper and also to gather the legs and waist in one step. Available in many widths, 1" and 3/4" are most often used.<br><br>
SS: Side-snapping, for diapers or covers<br><br>
MF: microfleece, or microfiber. There is a difference between the two but both tend to be abbreviated the same. Microfleece is great against the skin for it's stay-dry properties. Microfiber should not directly touch skin since it is extremely wicking and will dry out baby's bum, it is used as inserts in pocket diapers for its soaking qualities.<br><br>
FT: French terry, a knit fabric with loops on one side and smooth on the other side. Popularly made with hemp and cotton or just cotton.<br><br>
OV/ OCV: Organic velour, organic cotton velour.<br><br>
PUL: Polyurethane laminate. This is the stretchy, waterproof material used in covers and the outer layer of most pockets and AIO.<br><br>
Whew! I'm sure there are more but that's what I can think of off the top of my head.<br><br>
Andi
 
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