Christy - posted on 05/14/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I am new to cloth diapering. The diapers I chose to have made for me area a hybrid of sorts. They are pocket diapers with an inner PUL then a decorative fabric as the outer layer...so if the diaper is laid OPEN infront of you the layers are as follows from bottom to top (layer on table to layer you see facing up)...outside fabric...solid or patteren, PUL, fleece, with pocket inbetween the PUL & fleece. I am having some issues with what to put in the pocket...I am getting confused with the terminology too...Do I use a cloth insert or doubler? Right now i am using (in a pinch, because I am anxious to use them) tri-fold cloth diapers (like the ones you get for burp cloths) folded in thirds accordian style then in half to fit in the pocket...is this right?
What is the difference between inserts & doublers, how are they different? Why is raw silk offered to place in a diaper? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method/fabric? I heard you shouldn't put micro fiber right on baby's skin because of it's super wicking capabilites and it will pull the moisture out of the skin AND the diaper and dry out baby's skin but you can use it as long as it's not touching baby....
I AM WELCOMING ANY AND ALL SUGGESTIONS...PLEASE HELP!