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Thread: Fabric in cloth diapers

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    Fabric in cloth diapers

    Does anyone know what the absorbent layer in the cloth diapers is? There seems to be a layer of fleece on one side and flannel on the other side but haven't figured out what is in the center.

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    Do a Google search to find out.

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    I'm not sure either, however, while researching feedsacks, I see walmart sells them in bundles and people make diapers out of them because of their absorbancy....Hope you find it and let us know. Learn something new everyday. Hugs
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    Found this.....

    Bamboo is a material being used in cloth diapers these days due to its sustainability and absorbency. Bamboo is a good, green option since the bamboo plant is rapidly growing and regenerates itself quickly. According to allaboutclothdiapers.com "Bamboo is naturally anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. This porous fiber absorbs moisture and wicks it away from the skin, leaving baby cooler and drier than cotton or synthetic materials."
    Birdseye cotton is a classic cloth diaper material which has been used for years. The weave of the cotton collects the moisture. This material is fast drying, making it great for line drying.
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    You can buy the fabric. I bought a bolt of "gause" like Curity used to make their cloth diapers from. I don't know where to buy it now as the store I bought mine from closed. You could google gause for making diapers.

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    Bamboo is not as eco-friendly as they like to advertise as it takes a lot more to break down the fibrous material. Cotton is just as sustainable and has been made into fabric for years. How much bamboo grows in the US?
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    Plenty of info about making cloth diapers on line. My boys' diapers were commercial gauze, some pre folded and others had to be folded.

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    Years ago, when my son was born in 1977, I made my cloth diapers using birdseye. It's much softer then the Curity gauze and very absorbent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jane View Post
    Bamboo is not as eco-friendly as they like to advertise as it takes a lot more to break down the fibrous material. Cotton is just as sustainable and has been made into fabric for years. How much bamboo grows in the US?
    Good point about where Bamboo is grown.....this is a good unbias article on Bamboo.
    http://green.wikia.com/wiki/Bamboo:_...ndly_Fabric%3F

    I'm so over buying anything from China...we ship boatloads of money to china and they ship us led toys and plastic crap in return.

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    http://www.voguefabricsstore.com/Bir...oth-White.html

    Here is just one link for Birdseye

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    I used diaper flannel in the ones that I made for my grandson, you can order it online from Joanns. The other options they recommend besides the gauze is microfiber which is similar to towelling and I also used the terry cloth towelling also available through Joanns for the centers of the pads. There are lots of tutorials and recommendations on line for cloth diapers. Joanns also sells the waterproof material for the outside of the diaper covers.

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    people use old towels in between the pretty frabic flannel andfrabice like that

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    Hi, I made diapers from flannel. The diapers were shaped and cut with one short side on the selvedge edge. I made them in 2 sizes. When the baby had outgrown the smaller ones, I inserted them into the larger ones for more absorbency. My kids were allergic to the plastic used on the first disposable diapers that came out. Good luck with making them. By the way, my children are from ages 45 through 33 years old now. Good luck on making the diapers and finding a suitable fabric for them.

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