Before baby girl was born, we were given quite a few oso cozy prefolds as a gift. Some are better fits, which have been great for us. The rest, however, are larger sizes, which given that our baby has a rather tiny bottom, even for a baby, I don't see ever fitting her well. Still, I wanted to be able to use them. I tend to feel guilty if I never use something someone gave me.
While looking at diaper sewing patters, way back before baby was born, I came across an idea to turn a prefold into a fitted. I decided to give it a try. That same day, we went out and bought some flannel, and I got busy cutting and sewing. I actually hand sewed that first diaper, and now 8 months later it's still in use. I used the prefold and sewed a layer of flannel on top of it, easy as that.
Well, recently I got to thinking about how easy that had been to make, and how great of a diaper it's been functionally. So I thought, I wonder what happens if I sew 2 layers of flannel on instead of just one? I set to work sewing a new diaper. Only, somehow I got distracted. (Gee, I wonder how!). I completely forget to turn the fabrics, and wound up sewing them so that the prefold layer became sandwiched in between the two layers of flannel. I decided to give it a try anyhow, and gave it the ultimate test by putting it on baby over night.
Baby girl has worn this diaper many nights now for 12+ hours. While some mornings, the diaper itself is pretty wet, her skin is always completely dry. If I lay a doubler inside of this diaper, the diaper doesn't even wet through some nights. Now I wonder if it would work as well, had I not sandwiched the prefold by accident? I guess I better do some experimenting to find out.
Mostly, I'm relieved I've found something useful to do with the millions of receiving blankets we were given too. I think I know what my first diaper giveaway might be. ;)