New Reusable Liners

So, we’ve been using flushable liners. Internet parenting boards claim that newborn poo, breastfed, is water soluable, thus a liner shouldn’t be needed. Well, I still prefer to get the cloth as clean as possible before chucking it into the washer. Thus, we have liners. (And a sprayer…)   So far we used BumGenius flushables and Bummi flushables.  They’ve been great, and catch most of his poo, even though at this point in his life it’s mostly liquid. The problem is, of course, they’re an extra expense we really don’t need right now. Make no mistake – it’s STILL cheaper than disposable diapers, even if we bought flushy liners every week. But I looked around for a better alternative and found fleece liners.

I bought 1 yard of CuddleDry microfleece. I found some that was marked down for a slight cosmetic reason (a mark on the fabric), so even with shipping cost it was less than $10. It arrived today, woot! Hubby and I discussed the size we like, and he prefers the Bummi liner size. I used one as a rough template and got 21 liners! They are an average of 12 inches long and 8 inches wide.

Fleece liners sitting on top of diapers for size reference – left is a fully snapped one-size, right is a small prefold.

Now we’ll still have something that catches most of the poo (and solids won’t stick to the fleece), something that will pass liquids thru onto the rest of the diaper (be VERY careful to get fleece that Wicks and not Repels – the CuddleDry stuff is wicking fleece), and it’s re-useable so our liner “bill” is gone now. As an added bonus, using cloth liners also allows us to use a cheaper diaper rash cream, as long as the liners get washed separately from the rest of the diapers.

End result : eco-friendly, saved us money. Fleece liners rock

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1 Comment

  1. taurusmom18 said,

    October 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I discovered fleece liners as well! I still have a roll of disposable liners that I plan in using for outings but I much prefer the fleece! Big girl poops just rolls right off and I do a quick rinse in the sink and there is almost never any poo on my diapers!
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