I've got three gorgeous PBPD nappies with cotton front outers that I am thinking of selling as they wick within half an hour of me putting them on my son - presumably as soon as he wees! They are so cute though I was thinking of keeping them for the next baby and hoping it's a girl - I've been wondering if the wicking is worse with boys because they pee forwards instead of down, onto the cotton part? I can't even get cotton border cuts on nappies as they wick on Sam too. Probably doesn't help that he spends 90% of his time on his tummy! Anyone have any joy at making pockets with cotton outers last - and do you have a girl or a boy?!
Sam's not even that heavy a wetter - the rest of his nappies (BGs, itties, GK and WN) usually comfortably last three/four hours without extra boosting. I think perhaps the cotton outers only work if your LO does dainty fairy wees!
I couldn't use cotton outers on pockets as they wicked terribly and Archie isn't a heavy wetter at all. I still use them on fitteds as we cover with wool and this seems to keep him drier. I just change then when the outer feels wet, well I change him every 2 hours to keep rashes away anyhow else he suffers.