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    Hi Ladies,



    Any idea where i can get cheap bamboo liners/boosters?

    I really like the babybeehind ones but a bit too expensive. Does spot light sell bamboo material? and is it worth making it myself?

    Also, is it okay to use bamboo as a liner? I know that it doesnt draw moisture away like the microsuede, but im addicted to the feel of them from the bamboo BBH's and I think they will be better for my DD's little cheeks =)

    Thanks in advance!

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    Spotlight doesn't sell bamboo.

    I bought it on-line by the metre. Bamboo can by drying if it is in direct contact with skin. I made boosters with layers of bamboo with a layer of nappy flannel on outside.

    Easy to make, especially if you have access to an overlocker.

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    I have just bought a trial pack of MCN from a site called Bumboozled just checked and their bamboo boosters are $5.50 and their extra bamboo inserts are $12.

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    Thanks tam

    I found a website that sells bamboo fabric. I have ordered their samples to see which type of material is best suited for DD.

    Their samples are only 75c! 20cm by 20cm!!!!

    I have heard that bamboo dries out the skin? which type? 100% bamboo? because I plan to use bamboo as a liner as the Bamboo BBH works a miracle on DD's bum.

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    Phoenix - can you let me know the website. I am looking for bamboo myself

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    You can get the bamboo from (since we cant post links just ignore the spaces)
    bamboo fabric store

    Its an australian company, or google bamboo fabric and i think they are the first search results.

    Id advise the samples, postage is onlyu $2 for up to 10 samples and u can see which ones best suits you

    Samples are 75cents each.

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    Thanks Phoenix - do you know what measurements i would need if i wanted them for trifolds?

    I would think that 20 by 20 wouldn't be enough?

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    Umm i think it looks like bi-fold only.

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    So if i put two of those in folded that should be the same as a trifold?

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    30x30cm makes a nice sized trifold. Don't forget to cut it a little bigger to allow for seam allowance. Depending on the age of bub you can make it a bit longer for the rise too so for a large it can be 35 - 40x30cm.

    Bamboo itself isn't as drying to the skin like microfibre is but as it is an absorbant fabric it will be wet against the skin which may cause a rash. Microfleece is a nice barrier type liner that isn't absorbant. Problem is it's a little hard to come by this time of year as it's a "winter" fabric
    So you don't get them mixed up microfibre is like a short pile towelling like the ones sold to clean with and microfleece is a fine polar fleece type fabric that you can make baby blankets from.

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    Hi Raven,

    Is microfleece okay for bubs with eczema? I noticed the bamboo is great for DD's eczema as a liner, but as you said it is wet.

    What material would be best liner that will draw away moisture but wont cause a reaction?

    Cheers

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    Natures Cradle sells motherease bamboo boosters for just $4.95 each which look great, but I've tried contacting them about their merchandise and they never return my emails or phonecalls so I haven't bought anything from them (I'm skeptical about online shops because I always have bad luck with them).

    But if you live in South Australia they have a few stores.

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    Hey Phoenix, my DD has pretty sensitive skin (gets patchy eczema on her trunk) and we've never had a problem with microfleece liners. She did get rashes when I didn't use the liners though.
    Miocrofleece is fairly inexpensive, so it could be worth giving it a go just to see?
    I've heard raw silk is good for liners for babies prone to nappy rash. We never tried it and I wonder how effective it'd be at wicking away moisture... But that's another idea.

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    Thanks snacks!

    Silly question but how does microfleece look like and how can i tell the difference between polar fleece?

    I know how suedocloth looks like because BumG uses it, but not sure about microfleece.

    Thanks!!

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    The Spotlight shops i have been to have it labelled with a colourful sign saying microfleece. It it thinner and softer than polar fleece.

    I don't always find Spotlight staff that helpful, but when i asked for microfleece they knew what i meant and directed me to the right place (where i found the big colourful sign!)

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