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Hi, I am new posting here but have been learning so much from reading! I am CDing my 4th baby (ds 5mos.) right now (did with 1st, not other two). Of course, things have changed alot since I did this 14 years ago!<br><br>
Right now I am using PF with Prowrap covers. I have one HH that I love for nights. I have a pattern ordered from Chloes Toes w/FOE and have a snap press arriving tomorrow (yippee!) (I have been tempted to buy the DD pattern so I could get it faster!) I want to make pockets w/PUL I have f/ Wazoodles. Some I would like to put decorative layer over that.<br><br>
For the inner... I have it narrowed down to microfleece or velour. I was thinking microfleece for its tendency to resist stains. I do like how dry ds bottom is in the mornings w/the HH. However, I do use rice paper liners also. They haven't been great though, about keeping poop from getting on my PF. They kind of bunch up. So, I would like some kind of way to prevent stains. Of course, I also have read about microfleece developing a stink and beginning to repel. Hmmm...<br><br>
Then I started reading about velour and you all have really tempted my with that! I understand it does get wet, but what I really want to know is... does it stain easily? That is really my big question! It does sound sooo soft! Does it make the diaper bulky?<br><br>
I plan to make inserts out of microterry towels.<br>
Thanks so much in advance for your help! I've decided that if I'm going to be changing dipes for about 2 more years, I might as well make it fun for me.<br><br>
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Okay, how 'bout that velour Love? I've read lots of posts about it but need help deciding between it and microfleece for the inners. That velour sounds sooo tempting...then there's the hassle with the sewing it issue...<br><br>
What do ya' say?<br><br>
Thanks!<br>
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Well, first, stains don't bother me at all. But they easily sun out, if you just hang them wet in the sun. I think any cotton stains, but IME, velour seems to resist staining a bit more than cotton jersey or flannel.<br><br>
If you are going to put a cute print on the outside, I highly recommend using microfleece, because otherwise, you essentially have cotton on the inside touching cotton on the outside (even if you use FOE) and they WILL wick. I've been making and using all variety of diapers over the last 4 years and I've completely given up on using cute prints on the outside. I stick with plain ol' PUL and put my cute prints on the outside. If you are going to use plain PUL or procare, then velour would be fine. TBH, my favorite inner is bamboo/cotton french terry, soft side out (like a thicker jersey). It's just so soft.<br><br>
And for the soaker/stuffer material, my favorite is microterry. It's the most absorbant material out there.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Thanks so much for your input. I do think I'll go with microfleece for now. A question though... I have heard others talk about their microfleece developing a stink and beginning to repel moisture. Is there a way I can prevent that? I read somewhere that one mom uses a squirt of Dawn in her diaper load just every other week or so. What about that or anything else?<br><br>
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I've never really had a problem with microfleece unless the fit wasn't right on my baby/child. You just have to prevent build-up. You can search wash routines over at the diapering forum to see how people prevent build-up. It varies so much. I use charlie's, calgon, and that new ultimate care clorox bleach (just a tablespoon or so). I do a few extra washes with nothing and we don't seem to have any problems.
 
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