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paxye
« on: March 08, 2010 02:12:39 PM »

Though we do EC (Elimination communication) I use diapers on my 5 week old when we are out and I really like the fit of the gdiaper... I have enough with just two because we only use diapers when we go out, but I will be going on a trip in a few weeks and will need to use diapers more... but I wanted other colours and didn't want to order them over the internet and risk not getting them in time or pay so much for them... So I decided to sew my own...

The inner liner is compatible with the original gdiapers and vice versa... I love the look and though there are are a few things that I may change, I am really happy with the results...



Here is the inside with the liner...


I made some Cloth inserts that work in both the original diapers and the one I made...



These were made with 2 layers of "Zorb" sandwiched between two layers of flannel.



Here is my blog post with more pics and info Smiley

http://paxye.com/blog/faux-gdiapers/
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dannispring240
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010 05:14:30 PM »

it looks awesome! a very lucky litte one  Smiley
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sgriffen
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010 09:22:31 PM »

Wow, I can't believe you made these.  I'm really impressed.  I would think doing the liner would be really difficult.  I've thought about switching to these type of diapers from disposables, but that's all I've done.....think about it.  I would like to see your blog post, but I don't see the link in your post here. 
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veri
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010 02:43:33 AM »

They look nice. My only concern is that the loop tag (for protecting the hook side while washing) would scratch the baby. I have the same doubth about the fold over elastic directly onto the baby's skin. I don't know how it is normaly - I have two sensitive girls (like princess on the pea Grin) so everything I make for them is super comfy with absolutly no "hard" materials against the skin.

PS: You'll be surprised how well EC goes on the trip - I just found out and started ECing with my older doughter when we went on a trip to Cyprus and it went so well there that I bought a potty there!Than we went to Rome by car (cca 800 km) when my olderone was 9 mont old (the younger one was still in the belly;)) and it worked out great! You know babies don't like to pee or poop while being tied up in slightly upright position - like sling or carseat. We didn't use diapers unless at night - even in the car we didn't use them. 
With my younger dd we started ecing earlier and we were really synchronised so when we went to the sea side I totally forgot I should take some diapers with me (there are no diapers available on that island) - and we were there for 1 mont without 1 single diaper - including all the way there and back! This littleones are amazing! The trouble starts when they start to walk - at least with both my girls - that's the most challenging part of ECing.
Have fun there!
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paxye
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010 05:04:07 AM »

Sheri, oops! there was a link in my sig but I forgot to add the direct link to the post, I added it now...

Veri, the foldover elastic I used on the liner is made for underwear and very soft... I did round the edges of the velcro and tested it by rubbing it on my skin when it was done... next time I think I would add some fabric around the edges though.. great idea!

I am already thinking though that my next project will be flip down trainers so I might not get to it yet...

Thank so much for the PS Smiley

This is the third time I have ECed (started at 2 months with one and at birth the other two) and I agree it is so easy, especially before they are walking. I guess the unknown of travelling with an EC baby is making me bring more than what is needed.... What did you do on the plane? I am still wondering if I should potty her in the plane bathroom or if I should bring the potty on the plane and use that with an absorbent pad at the bottom so there are no topple accidents...
I am visiting my best friend over there and she ECed her kids also, so I know that we won't have a problem once we are there... when we are home we use a prefold with a prefold belt or diaper free... At night I potty her before nursing and she is dry all night... When it will be warmer I plan on going diaper free completely.
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veri
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010 06:19:00 AM »

As for the velcro I like the idea I got at OM - free patterns - they don't have the loop side (except for the belly stripe, of course;) but make flaps that you turn over the hard part of velcro before washing. It eliminates the loop on the innerside of the diaper. You can find it here:
http://www.ottobredesign.com/en/print/index.html
http://www.ottobredesign.com/en/print/pdf/vaippa_en.pdf

As for ECing in the plain - I't take the lesser evil Grin. I don't think ecing in a plain bathroom is a good idea due to the possible infection (you have a really small baby and plain's toiletries are not always superclean...even if they wash it really good - not everybody that uses it during the flight is so clean - some don't wash thir hands and tuch the same things you need to...) So I'd put her diaper on while on the plain and just take her before and after - he'll probably sleep during the flight since you'll breastfeed him during take-off (to make him swolow, which is good because of the air preassure). but you could do what I do in the store, on the trevel: I take a little plastic bowl with lid that really seals good and have it just for that. I ec her than whereever and than one of us goes to empty the content and the otherone stays with the baby. That way you don't put baby in the dirty enviroment and you can still potty her/him.
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