Input for inserts?
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October 18th, 2011, 10:04 AM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Washington State
I just placed an order from Wazoodle (so I have plenty of time to plan
since I hear that they are slow shippers). I got 2 yards of Zorb, 1 yard of microfleece, 1 yard of bamboo fleece and a few other misc things that are already earmarked. I want to make some inserts and can't decide how to do them. I've recently realized that DS's poor sleeping could be due to feeling the moisture from his PFs, so I'm trying to keep microfleece next to his skin at least for nighttime and he's become a heavy wetter, so I want these to be as super absorbent as possible.
Option 1: Trifolds. Cut Zorb, bamboo, and flannel (from home stash) into 12"x15" rectangles and 4 inch wide strips of microfleece. Sandwich together flannel, 2 layers of Zorb, bamboo and a strip of microfleece down the top. When folded, there would be 6 layers of Zorb, 3 layers of flannel, 3 layers of bamboo and 1 layer of microfleece. Then these could be stuffed inside pockets or placed in covers. This would yield 9 inserts and leave me microfleece left over for some staydry liners and some leftover bamboo for whatever.
Option 2: Traditional inserts. Cut Zorb and bamboo into 4"x15" rectangles. Sandwich 3 layers of Zorb between 2 layers of bamboo. Possibly top some of them with a layer of microfleece. I could get 18 inserts from this.
Option 3: Mix and Match. Make 4 or 5 of the trifolds for overnights and use the rest of the material for the thinner inserts.
I'm so indecisive! Right now, I need overnight inserts, but I have this fear of using up $56 worth of material (considering I've only spent $100 total on diapers so far, that's a lot of money!), then next week deciding I want more standard inserts. Also, because I've never used Zorb, is 3 layers in an insert really enough? ACK! What would you do?
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