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so iam knitting up acouple soakers for the baby due anytime now and i was wondering about cuffs. ireally like the look of the rolled cuffs better but i can't imagine how they would keep in runny breast feeding poos. since we are using prefolds mostly this could be a serious issue :LOL

so anyone have any esperience with newborns and soakers? any advice?

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I used wool from the beginning with my last baby. In the beginning, they dont poop ALOT of poop, so even in pinned prefolds, it managed to stay in the diaper most of the time.
Even if we did get a little on the cover, I just tossed it right in the sink to rinse off, so it wasnt a big deal.
 

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I have soakers that have cuffs and that don't have cuffs. As long as you have a fitted under it you shouldn't have blowouts
We haven't had any problems with either type of soaker, the elastic in the diaper keeps it all in
 

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well see, that's the problem, lol, i have exactly 6 newborn fitteds. my entire stash is prefolds.
so what iam wondering is if the poop gets out of the prefold will the rolled cuffs on a rolled cuff soaker keep the poop off of me? and from running down his legs?

thanks sorry i wasn't clear before
 

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I think the cuffs would hold it in better than no cuffs, yes?

How about if you folded and either snappied or pinned the prefold on snugly first? That should help a bit!

I used a ton of prefolds and wool on our newborn son. If the poop did get onto the cover, it was usually just a small amount so I could spot wash it fairly easily.

Good Luck with your baby! Healthy, happy, easy labor vibes.
 

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There should be a link around here somewhere for Theresa's (Knitting In The Shade) jelly roll fold. I used that and it kept in all the slimy poo.lol Basically, you roll the edges of the pf in around the legs. It creates a gusset of sorts.
 

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Id throw in a fleece liner, the bumpy texture of it help keep the poo from traveling quite as far.


Also I am a fan of Leg cuffs. They are cute! They look less like a speedo on my son, & more like shorts!
 

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I am knitting soakers for my new baby too! I am using the Fern & Faerie pattern and making cuffs. I do have one w/o cuffs that I bought from www.bohemianmama.com Her value newborn soakers just have a crocheted edge around the leg openings. Like a pp, I think cuffs are cute too!

I am a little concerned about bf baby poo leakage with prefolds too, and I am thinking a wrap might hold things together a little better than a pull-on. So my next soaker is going to be the LTK ribby wrap. It has buttons. Fern & Faerie also has a knitted wrap pattern that closes with velcro.

If you crochet there is a tickle turdle free crocheting pattern that closes with snappis or velcro http://www.tickleturdle.com/wrappattern.html If you are handy at that kind of thing you could probably figure out how to convert this to a knitting pattern if you wanted. Though crochet is nice and sturdy.

Here are some links with pics of sidewall/jellyroll fold. Awhile back there was a thead about how to do this fold. Someone posted that it helps to start rolling in the middle of the dipe. You might be able to find this doing a forum search using the term sidewall or jellyroll (I forget which word they used).

http://www.babiesinthesun.com/diaper-care.html
http://www.littleturtleknits.com/sidewallpf.htm
http://www.diaperco.com/side_wall_fold.htm
 
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