Microfleece and Microfibre: How to identify the difference

How to identify the difference between microfleece and microfibre is easy! Let the Cloth Nappy Doctor show you how.

All About Microfleece and Microfibre

Microfibre is a fabric used to capture moisture. It is wonderful at absorbing liquid fast. Put it as your top layer in your pocket cloth nappies or under the top layer of your all-in-one or all-in two cloth nappies to add some extra power to bamboo dominate nappies. The microfibre will assist in drawing moisture through the layers very quickly.

But BEWARE, never put microfibre against the skin. It can cause terrible injuries and rashes. It is so good at absorbing liquids, it will strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it unprotected. You must put something between the microfibre layer and the skin.

The best fabric to put between that microfibre layer and the skin is microfleece. Microfleece is a stay dry layer. That means its designed to draw liquid through away from the skin, preventing it moving back through. It works under pressure, so ensure you have this microfibre layer firmly against your baby’s bottom.

Microfleece, or any stay dry layers, are not absorbent. They provide a trim layer and is usually the top layer in any nappy. It is not a prerequisite that every nappy has a stay dry layer. Some babes are sensitive/allergic to polyester materials such as microfleece or suede cloth. In this case natural fibres are best!

Microfleece is bought in packs of 5 or 6, generally. Or you can cut up your own from old blankets or jumpers that are made from microfleece, polar fleece or similar materials. Just be aware that microfleece is more efficient and trimmer than polar fleece. Discover how reusable liners work.

Are you now aware of the difference between microfibre and microfleece?

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