Diapering_: Liners, Doublers, & Prefolds

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, September 11, 2008 | 0 comments
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Boys Flannel diaper LinersThanks to Julie for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Liners are there basically to catch the poop. Instead of rinsing or dunking the diaper, you dunk the liner. Unless your using flushable ones, in which case you flush the liner. They are generally made of just a few layers of flannel, and don't really add any absorbency to speak of.

A doubler is usually made of flannel and terry, or just terry, and will add a lot of absorbency for nighttime and naps. Many people will use infant/newborn prefolds as doublers. So yes, if you are purchasing for a newborn, then you can count on being able to use your newborn prefolds, or contours twice. First as diapers, then as doublers.

Personally, I agree, I don't mess with liners. I thought that I would and have a half used roll of Kushies flushable liners sitting downstairs. It's just more of a pain for me to remember a liner every time than it is to just shake off, or dunk if I need to when they go.

I do use a contoured terry/flannel diaper from Cocoa's Closet as a doubler at night. It can be used as a newborn diaper also, in a wrap. I also like my doublers from Poochies.

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