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AIO inner??

Posted by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 2:58 PM
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I have a patter for an AIO diaper that I really want to make. My issue is the inner fabric for the soaker... It says to use cotton or bamboo batting... I can't find this anywhere. My Joann's is always out of stock.

What else could I use? I have tons of unbleached prefolds... Would that work? I have the pul & micro fleece for the shell but I'm not sure about the absorbent layer!!
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Sarita33
by Group Owner on Apr. 10, 2013 at 7:26 PM
Prefolds would work, as would flannel and cotton. Micrifiber also works great combined with flannel/cotton.

If you wanted to order fabric, bamboo is great.

I will caution that aio are hard to get clean and take forever to dry.
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RADmomma
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM
Thanks!!

How are the quick dry (turn inside out for washing) type?


Quoting Sarita33:

Prefolds would work, as would flannel and cotton. Micrifiber also works great combined with flannel/cotton.



If you wanted to order fabric, bamboo is great.



I will caution that aio are hard to get clean and take forever to dry.
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Sarita33
by Group Owner on Apr. 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM
Even those take forever to dry. At least that has been my experience with them. So I would either make a pocket diaper or an ai2 with snap in inserts.

Quoting RADmomma:

Thanks!!



How are the quick dry (turn inside out for washing) type?




Quoting Sarita33:

Prefolds would work, as would flannel and cotton. Micrifiber also works great combined with flannel/cotton.





If you wanted to order fabric, bamboo is great.





I will caution that aio are hard to get clean and take forever to dry.
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RADmomma
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 8:52 PM
Thanks!

I have pockets now but I figured that aios would be easier for hubby, ( and I don't really enjoy stuffing pockets but its worth it) but if they are hard to clean maybe I'll skip them, I have hard water.



Quoting Sarita33:

Even those take forever to dry. At least that has been my experience with them. So I would either make a pocket diaper or an ai2 with snap in inserts.



Quoting RADmomma:

Thanks!!





How are the quick dry (turn inside out for washing) type?






Quoting Sarita33:

Prefolds would work, as would flannel and cotton. Micrifiber also works great combined with flannel/cotton.







If you wanted to order fabric, bamboo is great.







I will caution that aio are hard to get clean and take forever to dry.
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Hannahsmommy816
by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

AI2s are better since they dry faster....minky is good for inner

xtwistedxlovex
by Jenny on Apr. 16, 2013 at 8:14 PM

I've bought cotton batting at Walmart before...I think. I'm pretty sure I did. My memory is terrible.

One layer of warm n natural batting soaks up as much water as 2 layers of flannel.

veraxaudeo
by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 8:19 PM
We have hard water and quick dry AIOs, they don't take any longer to dry than my pockets do and they're the only white diapers I have that have stayed white - even with yucky poo! The inner lining is birdseye, or whatever Gerber prefolds are made of. The flap that folds out, is microfleece backed birdseye.
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veraxaudeo
by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 8:21 PM
Did you find a free pattern or did you pay for it? Either way, I'm curious, AIOs would be good for my SO.
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ladybugwhitten
by on Apr. 17, 2013 at 9:42 PM
I wouldn't use Gerber prefolds for AIO's. I did that and they didn't last that long for all the time that it took to make them.
RADmomma
by on Apr. 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM
I'm not sure who made my prefolds as they were given to me but I do know they are not the gerber ones thanks for letting me know!!

Quoting ladybugwhitten:

I wouldn't use Gerber prefolds for AIO's. I did that and they didn't last that long for all the time that it took to make them.
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