With AI2s you get as many liners as you would diapers of another kind, then as many diaper-bodies as you think you might need (I’d suggest at least 24 liners and 12 bodies). This is a lot like getting flats or prefolds with covers, but since the diaper body is also very absorbant, you don’t have to worry so much about leaks.
How are they Used?
You have to snap the insert into the diaper before placing it on the child, but its easier than stuffing a pocket. Also, you can snap them in right out of the dryer and make it easier for you in the long run (a lot of people pre-stuff their pockets too).
All in two diapers come in basically four sizes. Newborn/Preemie, Size 1 (infant), Size 2 (crawler), and size 3 (toddler). They can also come in One Size.The dimmensions of each size differ from brand-to-brand so it is hard to put a standard size on them. Therefore, like a lot of disposables, Most diapers that come in sizes go by weight of the baby. For a reference to what the normal weight-differences are between sizes of diapers, consult the “sizing your child” section. (by clicking that link)
All in twos are made from a variety of different fabrics. Most of them have some sort of soft material for both the most-outside and most-inside layers. This can be flannel or cotton. Most AI2 diapers use PUL as a waterproofing layer. The laminated material is breathable without allowing moisture to escape the diaper. This layer is either Directly on the outside (the Laminated side on the inside of the diaper) or under one layer of softer material (depending on the material that had been laminated). The inside of the diaper may also contain microfiber or another material that is highly absorbent
Like sewing all fitted diapers, you also have to contend with Elastic, which, to a novice, can be a daunting task. When I started making cloth, I’d never used Elastic before, and by the third diaper, I was sewing like an expert. I could hand-sew elastic and machine sew the elastic though my fingers much preferred the use of my mother’s battered machine (I really need to get one of my own).So, here goes the instructions.
– 4 layers of body (3 regular fabric, 1 PUL)
– 4-6 layers for Insert
– Velcro Pieces or snaps, which ever you prefer.
– Don’t cut the elastic at this point, its easier to stretch a long piece (yay trial and lots of error)
2. Sew the body pieces together, two at a time. (sew them wrong-side out and then flip)
3. Attach the snaps to the layer without the PUL (This will be the inside of the diaper)
4. Sew all body pieces together adding Velcro and Elastic to make basically a fitted diaper.
5. Attach the Snaps to the bottom 1-2 layers of the Liner
6. Sew the liner together (Wrong side out, then flip… make sure to put the snaps-layers in the middle so they’re on the outside when you flip)
7. Snap the whole thing together to make sure it fits right.
8. Sew another couple of liners for this diaper.