What is the best cloth diapers to use, what is best on the baby skin?
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Vilate - posted on 03/22/2010
my diapers I make are made with both hemp and bamboo. But as my inner layer on the diaper I use microfleece since it works great at wicking the moisture away from the baby's bum and into the absorbent layer of the diaper.
I really like the hemp for maximum absorbency, but I love the bamboo velour It is so super soft! :)
Majaliwa - posted on 03/21/2010
The good thing is you have a lot of choices. Here's a short video on the types of diapers out there. This should give you a pretty good idea of what type of diaper might work best for your lifestyle and budget.
Below is a link to a site that briefly explains the type of diaper materials you may want to consider buying. Like Jan said - some babies are more sensitive than others so synthetic and/or man-made materials may not work.
Either way - don't purchase a ton of diapers before baby is born. Try one or two of each kind to find out what will work for baby. I've never tried the $10 trial programs but I'm sure they couldn't hurt.
Jan - posted on 03/19/2010
it all depends on your child. A lot of people swear by microfleece or microsuede against baby's skin as a stay dry layer, but my DD can't tolerate any synthetics against her skin and gets a rash from it. Hemp is super absorbant but can at times be a little stiff. Cotton is cheaper but doesn't absorb as much, bamboo is soft and absorbant and expensive. Organic is of course prefered over non organic cotton and unbleached diapers last longer then bleached ones because bleaching them white degrades the fabric. Other then that though it really comes down to personal preference.
We use indian and chinese prefolds in gdiapers during the day and hemp fitteds with wool covers day or night. The hemp fitteds are way more absorbant then the regular prefolds are.
The best thing you can do is get a trial package from a cloth diaper store or online retailer. You can usually try out several types of diapers for 2 or 3 weeks and it costs about $10 (plus a deposit you get back when you return the diapers) Trials let you try out all the different types of diapers a store carries so you can figure out what works best for you and your child.