I had the misfortune of the PUL (PolyUrethane Laminate) on my pocket diapers coming detached from the fabric. I did all the right things when washing my diapers though – kept the water temperature below 100* F, only dried the covers on one low heat cycle and occasionally I did one cycle on high heat b/c it helps seal the PUL. Still as I was stuffing the inserts one day I felt the PUL start to stick to my wedding ring. I turned the pocket inside and out and this is what I found.
Noticing the problem with the PUL on that one diaper prompted me to look at the other diapers in my stash. Sadly, six of my diapers were starting to detach. I did contact the retailer I purchased the diapers from and she’s replacing the defective diapers. Thank goodness for excellent customer service. I thought that I’d show you all what my diapers looked like so you can make sure your PUL doesn’t have the same problem. One thing that I noticed is that the inside of my diapers when I was stuffing them felt very soft, almost too soft. It was the PUL separating that was soft. See how the PUL is loose?
You want for the PUL on your diapers to be attached so well that you cannot tell it’s not part of the cover. It should be one entity, the same. Just like this picture below.
Contributed by Bert, The First Time Mom
I’m Julie, a former cloth diaper retailer who discovered a passion for the industry. Now, instead of selling cloth diapers, I advocate them and promote small businesses I love who sell and manufacture them.
I’m the wife of a fireman and mother of three. I have a daughter and identical twin sons.