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Ok... This might be posted in the wrong section (maybe I should post in the yarn crafts section?) but here goes...<br><br>
I'm expecting a baby in July and am new to NEWBORN cding. I started cding my daughter around 9 months. So, anyway, with my daughter I mostly use pocket dipes, which are awesome and I love them..... but now I'm confused if they're a good idea with a newborn or not. I'm fairly sure I'm not interested in PFs, at least, I didn't like using them with my dd, but I'm not sure whether to use fitteds or go with a pocket or AIO for the new baby.<br><br>
Ok, now that you have the background... I'm strongly considering getting kissaluvs fitteds for the new baby (at least for the newborn phase) but then I was thinking I'd knit soakers for the baby. I'd love to just be able to toss the soakers in the laundry and wash them when they needed it, so I'm sort of afraid to use straight out wool, and washable wool is fairly expensive, so I was considering going with "wool-eze" yarn which is a Wool-acrylic blend and thus is washable. Is there a good reason to not do this? Any insights would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Since it's more acrylic than wool, it won't work the same way wool does. It'll work more like a fleece cover would. You can machine wash it and if it needs a little bit more wetness protection, it can be washed with fabric softener (of course no dipes in there with it).
 

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From what I understand... it should work pretty well as a cover.<br><br>
CONS - It won't have the same properties that full-blown wool will have, like being able to absorb a good amount of "overflow", having innate antibacterial properties, etc. You will likely need to switch out and wash daily (like you would with a fleece cover like PP mentioned) - as compared to 100% wool, which you only need to switch out and wash every few weeks (or when a smell develops).<br><br>
PROS - no handwashing, no lanolizing
 

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Good to know. I never would have even thought of the fabric softener idea. I think I could probably handle washing them daily since they'd be machine washable... I'd just have to make a few more. Thanks!<br><br>
Do you think it'd be too hot in the summer? The baby's due in July.
 

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I love acrylic for newborns!! Given how often they have bm's you are bound to take out the odd cover now and then and at least with acrylic you can just throw 'em in the washer. I never found newborns pee enough at that age to really need the extra absorbancy of wool.<br><br>
I am all about wool though once they get past that first stage<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I'm planning on switching to pocket dipes or AIOs once he gets older... I'm lazy... hehehe. I've just heard GREAT things about kissaluvs size 0 for newborns.
 

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I've always been told that if you want to use acrylic then to go with 100% acrylic rather than a blend. I think it's because the wool blend will shrink up. I'm like you, I would rather be able to toss the cover into the washing machine with the rest. I dont know how many wool covers I shrunk by throwing them in with the wash because they had poo poo on them!
 
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