Monday, September 20, 2010

The 411 on fleece covers and a giveaway (closed)

Congratulations Jen & Andy!
You are the winner!

Hi! LeAnn from Giggle Britches here again. With the fall season and cooler weather on the horizon, fleece sleepers and pants are hitting the racks in all your favorite department stores. Cloth diapering moms know fleece is a big time material in the cloth diapering world. Many wonder if these items can be used as covers. As long as they are 100% polyester, they can! So what makes fleece so great? Read on!

What is fleece?
Polar fleece (usually just referred to as fleece) is a synthetic material meant to mimic wool. Made from 100% polyester, fleece is designed to allow moisture to transfer through the fabric, or wick moisture through the fabric. When used as a cover, the moisture is pulled away from the diaper to the outer surface of the cover. It spreads out and evaporates into the air.

Benefits of using fleece as a cover:
  • Highly Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to care for and clean
  • Fast drying
  • Very soft and comfy
  • Great for heavy wetters and nighttime diapering
  • Less expensive than wool
Cons of using fleece as a cover:
  • Bulky
  • Synthetic material, unlike wool
  • More likely to retain urine smell than wool or PUL covers
  • Compression leaking
Don't forget - any cover is only as good as the diaper underneath it! Fleece diaper covers can be used with any prefold or fitted diaper. A good fleece cover paired with an absorbent fitted diaper make the perfect nighttime combination. I really like using the Tiny Tush Hemp fitted or the Happy Hempy pocket fitted with mine.

With winter soon approaching, I have pulled out our stock of the Stacinator fleece covers in this adorable snowman print. I am giving you the chance to win one in a size newborn (6-10 lbs, 13" waist, 6-8" thighs, runs a little big). Don't have a tiny baby - this make a great gift too! Giveaway ends 10-4-10.
WIN IT!!

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131 comments:

  1. I haven't used fleece as a diaper cover before.
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  6. I have not used a fleece diaper cover before. But have a baby on the way, and snowmen will be great for february. :)

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  8. I love fleece covers and I follow you on FB

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  10. I have not used fleece as a diaper cover, but have started making my own breast pads and am experimenting with fleece with them.

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  13. I have not used fleece diaper covers yet but baby is due October 1st so there is lots of time to try one out!
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  14. My baby isnt due until Dec, so I have never used anything on my baby, but in my work (nanny) I use fleece jammies to cover the cloth diapers.
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  19. I've never used fleece covers but have heard great things about them.

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  23. I have actually used ON fleece pants, they worked great! and some that my mom made for my little guy.

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  27. I have not used any fleece covers yet, but I'm actually making some myself!

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  29. I've never used fleece for covers (or wool!) but I'm really interested in trying it out!

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  30. I follow both on twitter and tweeted:

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  31. I follow this blog!

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  34. I have never used fleece as a diaper cover and thats what perked my interest about this giveaway and posting. I've been wanting to try it as we've been getting into fitteds and loving them
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  40. I've never used a fleece cover and have a baby due in November. A newborn fleece cover would work well with the Kissaluvs we've ordered for her newborn stage.

    Ellie S. from your facebook fan page

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  41. When my son would go through phases of heavy wetting at night, I would put him in cheap fleece lounge pants that I could buy at the discount stores

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  43. I am a fan of Giggle Britches on facebook.

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  44. I am a fan of CDRC on facebook also.

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  45. Already a fan of Giggle Britches & CDRC on Facebook!
    I have used fleece soakers that I made. Stop using fitteds early on, so no longer needed covers. I used them again while DD was potty learning.

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  46. I have 3 fleece covers...but little one hasn't arrived yet, so I haven't used them! (I have them from WinkyDinks, Liberty Belle, and Cottontail Babies)
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  49. I like Giggle Britches on Facebook
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  51. I never used fleece covers because I don't have any!

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  54. I've never used fleece covers because my little one hasn't arrived yet! I'm due in early January, though, so a newborn fleece cover would be absolutely perfect for winter.

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  56. tweet!! http://twitter.com/salm76/status/25355047405
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  57. I haven't used a fleece cover, but would like to try one.

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  58. Liked CDRC on FB and left a comment.

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  59. I have not used fleece as a cover before
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  61. tweet! http://twitter.com/salm76/status/25454609562
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  62. I have never used fleece before.

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  63. I follow both and tweeted: http://twitter.com/MadelineMiller/status/25466423224

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  70. I have used fleece, happy heinys fleece cover!
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  76. I've never used fleece as a diaper cover but I would love to!
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  81. http://twitter.com/MadelineMiller/status/25653221079

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  82. I have not yet used a fleece diaper cover.

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  83. We actually JUST made the decision to switch to cloth. With an 8 month old and another due in January, it was kind of a no-brainer! I have not yet used a fleece cover, although I did order one from an etsy shop. It hasn't gotten here yet. :) Thanks for the chance!

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  91. tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/salm76/status/25933696889
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  92. We had one homemade fleece cover when DD was a newborn, but we didn't use it much because it was a pull on cover. Love to try this one!

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  95. I have not ever used fleece as a cover. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  99. i haven't used fleece as a cover before but would like to try it!
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  102. tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/salm76/status/26018654200
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  103. I have never used fleece as a diaper cover before! I'd love to give it a try! Thanks

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  104. I haven't used cloth yet, due in 2 weeks and have a small gdiaper stash, tho interested in wool, fleece and everything else out there!

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  105. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/salm76/status/26355112009
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  107. I have used our BSRB AI2 with prefolds before. It works great! Never thought about using Old Navy fleece pants. What a great idea!
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  111. I have never used fleece as a diaper cover.
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  115. I haven't used fleece yet as LO isn't here yet, but I've been looking for more information on using fleece so this is perfect!

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  120. I haven't used fleece as a diaper cover before....this one will jut barely fit my LO so I could give it a try :)
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