A friend of mine is expecting soon and is going to cloth diaper. She had her shower yesterday and when I asked her what she wanted she said she would like one of those cloth diapers that I make. I have never made one for someone else but I tried to make a cute one for her. It is an all-in-2 diaper. I thought it would be nice for her to try. I also thought up a name for "my diapers" (just living the dream here) and called them Sunny Bums for my nickname, plus a cute diaper twist, and then what it was made out of and care instructions. She is having a little girl so I got pink minky. I love minkey because it is really good at never wicking and helping the whole outside of the diaper stay dry. So I made the outer shell out of pink minkey and then did a hidden layer of white PUL and then an inner layer of micro-fleece, which is also pretty good at keeping the diaper from wicking too much. I then made the soaker out of two layers of bamboo fleece that sandwiched a layer of microfiber. I did a test on it to see how much it could hold and the soaker soaked up about 150 ml. I looked it up and little babies pee like 30 or 50 ml at a time, so I think that it should work pretty good. This is how it turned out:
After I finished making this one for her I really wanted to try making one for my little boy. I did almost the exact same thing except I used different elastic on the legs and instead of minky I used this super cute cotton fabric. I have only tried it once but it really worked very well. I love the print so much, I can't wait till the summer when he can just wear his diaper.
If you look close you can see the cute little camouflage snaps that I got for free from kam snaps.
Here is the all in two soaker thing that snaps in.
And then I made some nursing pads from the scraps. I really like the bamboo fleece better than the flannel but they both seem to work pretty well.