fitted diapers have a pocket where a fabric pad may be inserted
for wear and then removed for washing.
(AIO) diapers have a waterproof outer layer of PUL
All but the AIO's require some type of diaper cover.
Below are a variety of diaper covers.
Cover with gussets--To
make this cover I used one of my diaper patterns and added gussets.
I used two layers of fleece with the stitch and turn method.
Classic--Commercial PUL diaper wrap
I recommend that you get Proraps from Proservices (800 397-8594).
Call and ask for “seconds”. They sell for about $4.75 each and they
are great. You probably could not make them for that. We have never
found anything wrong with them, maybe just a washable smudge or two.
Start with about 6 small size and 6 medium size.
Knitted Wool Soakers--These are fun when you get the hang
of knitting but they take a long time when you are learning. There
is a helpful and active discussion group on Yahoo Groups. I suggest
you join if you are interested in using or making wool soakers. Yahoo
I got these instructions from the Parents Place Diaper
by Phan in 1998)
Butt Sweaters are easy to make without a pattern. Felt a recycled
soft 100% wool sweater by washing in hot water and drying two times.
Once your sweater is felted, cut off the sleeve cuffs (just a few
inches of them if they’re really long) and the neckline (from a crewneck)
and save these. Cut 2 big triangles from the front and back of the
sweater, with the waistband of the sweater being one side, and the
point being up near the neck. Fold the corners so the point is in
the middle and meets the waistband. The waistband of the sweater will
be the soaker’s waistband. Sew from the waistband down about halfway
on each side. This will connect the 3 points, and leave leg holes.
Sew the cuffs in the leg holes as you would any standard sleeve. Trim
the leg hole seams if needed. Cut the neckband in half and sew the
ends of each half together so you have two circles. Sew these into
the leg holes of the second soaker.