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So I just made a nappy out of minky.

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mama2boyz
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So I just made a nappy out of minky.

Postby mama2boyz » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:04 pm

Based on the rav reviews of the all-minky/PUL nappies I thought I'd sew one myself.

I did an internal booster made of 5 layers of minky, an inner layer made of minky and an outer layer made of PUL.

Happily put it on DD, didn't put any other clothes on her bc it's hot today and within 1/2hr the nappy was SOAKED - completely soggy - both the inner and the PUL - to the point that if I hadn't known it was PUL I wouldn't ever have thought it was PUL but rather some sort of absorbent fabric.
If she'd been in clothes she would have leaked something incredible :shock:

I'm going to get an Easyfit V3 when I get my vouchers from the council but I'm baffled...either the Easyfits aren't just minky + PUL (ie they must have something else in them) or they're a different kind of minky.

The minky I used was the proper stuff too, not some cheap knock off. :(

Anyway, just thought I'd save someone else the wastage of minky.

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Re: So I just made a nappy out of minky.

Postby sportyminx » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:52 pm

Awww no :sad:

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Re: So I just made a nappy out of minky.

Postby Kirstyh » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:07 pm

oh no, no idea what the problem was, i love easyfits though

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Re: So I just made a nappy out of minky.

Postby happytails » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:31 pm

I thought the easyfits had bamboo in too? Under the minkee?

I'm sure minkee isn't absorbent but maybe I'm wrong! X

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Re: So I just made a nappy out of minky.

Postby Bernadette » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:50 pm

Minky isn't absorbent but a wicking layer. You will need layers of bamboo/terry/zorb etc to soak up the liquid. The minky would keep your little bum dry but won't absorb.

Also, you may need to tumble dry your nappy after sewing to seal the PUL layer.

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Re: So I just made a nappy out of minky.

Postby lazylexis » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:42 am

Apparently the v3 easyfit is all minkee with nothing else
See
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=99533&hilit=easyfit+minkee


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