Published on January 7th, 2012 | by Heather Vaughn4
Cloth 201: Benefits of a Stay Dry LayerMost of us started our cloth diapering journey with one basic style of diaper, whether it was a pocket, prefold with cover, or an all-in-one style. As you gain confidence and learn more about the variety of fabrics and styles, you may begin to branch out and try new things.
One of our favorite problem solving solutions at Cotton Babies is stay dry fabric. What is stay dry fabric? If you have a bumGenius 4.0, you have a type of stay dry fabric! The top inside layer of the pocket, the one that touches your baby's skin, is suede cloth, one type of stay dry fabric. You'll find this same fabric on the top layer of a bumGenius Freetime and a Flip Stay Dry Insert.
What makes stay dry so great? Stay dry fabrics wick the moisture away from your little one's bottom, keeping their skin drier. This can help to prevent skin irritation and rash. This is especially helpful for overnight cloth diapering, when your little one may be wearing the diaper for longer periods of time.
Some people prefer to use cloth diapers and inserts made from natural fibers. Don't worry! You can add a stay dry layer to get the benefits of each type of fabric. Two of our favorite ways to add a stay dry layer are the Cotton Babies One-Size Insert Sock and a Stay Dry Liner.
The One-Size Insert Sock can convert a flat or prefold into an easy to use insert with a stay dry layer that can then be used in just about any type of diaper cover.
The Stay Dry Liner is great to layer on top of a cotton prefold, flat or an organic cotton all-in-one like bumGenius Elemental. We highly recommend these for overnight cloth diapering when you are using natural fibers.
Have you tried adding a stay dry layer to your favorite style of cloth diaper? What are your favorite styles of stay dry cloth diapers? Share with us!