Quite a while back I made a trial Modern Cloth Nappy. They really were easier than I thought they would be to make, but I decided not to make any more until after our baby was born, as I wanted to check that the sizing was right before I went into mass production.
Since our baby turned three weeks old last week,I decided it was time to set about making a 'real' nappy using the PUL and other fabrics I had bought especially for this purpose.
I decided to still use the wee wekka pattern as I did for the original trial nappy, but this time I made it multi-sized by placing snaps at varying intervals on the rise: As you can see, the nappy actually fits quite well (the unused rise folds over to make for a better fit):
Unfortunately on the two occasions that this nappy has been used, with a micro-fleece soaker, it leaked! I read and re-read the instructions for making the nappy and it appeared that I had made it correctly, so I was unsure why it wan't working.
I conducted a search on the internet to see if I could find anyone else who had encountered the same problem. It turned out that the problem may have been with the soaker used,as a number of people found that the micro-fleece soaker would start leaking after about an hour of use and as such, a soaker made from towelling material was recommended.
The picture above was taken tonight with the towelling soaker in place.
The Verdict: Well, the jury is still out as we encountered a 'logistics' problem. I forgot to point 'Mr Percy' downwards, so the test was void as it leaked out the top after the first wee - how silly of me hey!
I will rewash the nappy tomorrow and try it again. I will keep you posted as to how it goes!