Diaper Liners Mailbox Mondays

Cloth Diaper Advice – Mailbox Mondays 7/9/12 – Fleece Liners

fleece #clothdiapers liners via @chgdiapers

Do you have stinky cloth diapers, or another issue? Each week, I answer a reader submitted question and other readers can weigh in.

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Heather says::

I’ve been using GroVia flushable liners for about a year and love them. However, I’ve wondered about using fleece to do the same thing. What kind of fleece can I use as a liner? Are there some kinds I should avoid?

I have used the fleece liner that came with my Tots Bots Easy Fit, as well as Knickernappies fleece liners and Bumgenius fleece liners. My reason for using them was to turn non stay dry diapers into stay dry, but waste does seem to roll off of the fleece pretty easily. They are also fabulous to use with diaper cream (even “cloth safe” creams) since you don’t have to worry about repelling. Not a bad idea to use liners after your child has eaten something like beets, or blue cake frosting. Ewww!

I haven’t made my own fleece liners, but it is cost effective to do so, and you don’t need a sewing machine since fleece doesn’t fray. some of the liners I have are quite thin, but I don’t have trouble with them bunching, so I think any microfleece you find at the craft store, that feels soft and comfy would be just fine.

Have you made your own liners? What type of fleece did you use?

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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
  • sus vandil
    July 11, 2012 at 5:32 am

    i am using disposable lines, especially when out and about, i find them easier to deal with. i have one fleece liner and it’s super soft, but I only use it when i am very sure, he’s only gonna pee in it. 🙂

  • July 10, 2012 at 1:48 am

    I made my own and HIGHLY recommend it (I went to Joanns and over by where they cut the fabric they had a rack of super discounted “scraps”. I got a few yards of fabric for under $5! I made a TON of liners AND a bunch of wipes!) I just traced some other liners that I liked the size of, and then cut them out 🙂 I use them at home instead of the flushable ones because (like Maria said) the poop seems to come off of them SUPER easily (and I’d much rather spray a piece of fleece than try to figure out what to do with a pocket diaper – try to carefully take out the insert and THEN spray the poop into the toilet? Spray the whole thing and let the insert absorb WAY too much water, which will drip on the way back to the diaper pail in the baby’s room? How do people DO that??) PLUS it makes the diaper stay dry AND if I have to use a cloth unfriendly cream, I just wash the liners separately from the diapers (and haven’t had any issues, yet!) It’s a great thing to do for little money! 🙂

  • Heather Ratliff
    July 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I hope to see some suggestions!

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