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What is a soaker??? I just saw a picture of a beautiful diaper that a mama had crocheted, but I don't understand how they work? I've heard of wool covers and soakers, but I never quite understood. Sorry this is so stupid!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh">
 

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a "wool soaker" is a cover, but doesn't have a waterproof layer (PUL) b/c wool is naturally waterproof and will keep all the wetness in (well, if the diaper is saturated then it might get damp on the outside)
 

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I think the difference between a wool 'soaker' and a wool 'cover' is that a soaker is something knit or crocheted and a cover is flannel or jersey wool.
 

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Thanks! I was a little confused because on one of the posts about the picture of the soaker, someone said that they had seen a soaker on ebay, but it wasn't crocheted as tightly and they thought the pee would go right through, so I thought maybe someone used these as diapers! Oh well, like I said, it was kinda stupid!
 

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<a href="http://members.cox.net/fundedsales/cushietushie.JPG" target="_blank">Hand Knit Soaker</a><br><br><a href="http://members.cox.net/fundedsales/fmbgfrontwool.JPG" target="_blank">Wool Jersey Cover</a><br><br><br>
Does that help any :LOL
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by LyndaB</i><br><b>someone said that they had seen a soaker on ebay, but it wasn't crocheted as tightly and they thought the pee would go right through</b></td>
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Hee hee hee, that was me. You'll find that I'm often unclear in my words, even to myself at times, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"><br><br>
Anyway, in that instance, I meant pee thru the diaper <i>and</i> thru the soaker b/c of how it was crocheted.<br><br>
The diaper lingo can be a bit confusing b/c soaker can mean a knitted or crocheted cover or it can be referring to the absorbent middle section of a diaper, like a snap in soaker, for example.
 
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