NEW TO FLEECE?
Fleece will "compression wick" when the diaper is
saturated and the child is sitting/laying. This means that you may feel
dampness to the touch through their clothing even (depending on the
amount of wetness). This is something you get used to (if you're new to
breathable covers), and usually you won't have a "puddle" type wetness. The more frequently you change the
diaper and the more absorbent the diaper, the less you'll have
Fleece cannot contain a true "leak", for example over
underwear or thin training pants. In this case, there is too much
volume at once and it can't soak it up. For longies - since they do not
fit as snug as a soaker, they are ONLY as effective as the cloth diaper
underneath. If the diaper is not snug or absorbent enough, the longies
will not prevent leaks down the legs.
I find I can use a single layer thickness fleece during the day very
effectively and it reduces bulk a little bit. The doubler layer in the
fleece does provide a little more thickness for the wetness to wick
through, although with fleece, the fabric does not actually absorb any
"I ordered several covers in the same size, but they fit a little differently"
-The type of fleece may make a difference, as well as some colors seem
to be more stretchy than others. Even different bolts of the same color
have been different. Also, since they are handmade, there may be slight
seam variances, even though I try to make them as consistent as
"What is the difference between anti-pill and blizzard fleece?"
-Anti-pill has a finish on one side that helps prevent pilling.
Blizzard fleece does not. Some people are drawn to the words
"anti-pill" because it suggests it will not pill. From using these
soakers in my personal diapering routine, I can say that they both wear
the same in the end, and wind up being pilly (anything would after 100
washes!)-though blizzard does pill up faster. So I choose to offer
both, mostly because I can get colors in blizzard that I can't in
See my blog post with photos of both fabrics after 2 years!
"Will my cover shrink?"
Fleece covers are made from 100% polyester and will not shrink
whether air or machine dried on hot. However, airing them to dry will
help to reduce pills. Generally, most people just toss them in with
their diaper laundry.
-I send washing instructions with all of my items.
"I want to purchase an item from your Etsy store at the same time, do you combine shipping?"
YES! If you place an order on the same day from both of my shops, I will gladly refund the shipping overage and combine your order. Please leave a note in your checkout notes as well.
Stripe it Rich! soaker colorway descriptions:
Pretty in Pink: Raspberry, Bubble Gum, and Light Pink
Earth Baby: Olive, Sage, and Camel
Busy Bee: Daffodil and black
Jailbird: White and black
Mocha Latte: Chocolate, Camel, and Ivory
Blissful Blue: Navy, Denim, and Powder Blue
Carribean Sea: Dark Royal, Dark Lime, and Carribean Blue
Grape Soda: Violet, Lilac, and Ivory
Princess Party: Violet, Turquoise, and Raspberry
*More to come when I get orange in stock again
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