The third option I came up with is to use fleece and wool covers over my pocket diapers. I currently have two upcycled wool covers from Grateful Bums which I really like. I used them over fitteds and still had some leaking (caused by compression - wool can hold moisture but if you smoosh it, it comes out easily) but they should so great for protecting the edges of the pocket diaper from touching absorbent fabrics like the cotton sheets. I also have several pairs of fleece pants that I know the kids won't wear. Fleece is not absorbent so it acts as a moisture barrier. I wanted to make sure that no wetness would escape so I decided to add another layer of fleece inside the fleece pants that I already had. Here is what I did:
1. Using a small outgrown pair of fleece pants, I ripped open the seams on the sides and through the crotch to yield two pant-shaped pieces of fleece.
I didn't sew the other brown piece to the inside back of these pants because my leaking mainly comes for the front but you could do the same to the back to make it an all-around soaker. I am saving the piece to sew into another pair of fleece pants. I am not sure I would use these over a fitted as there are some sections especially around the seams that only have one layer of fleece so there might be some leakage. This is a great way to upcycle outgrown fleece clothes. I have several fleece jackets that the kids have outgrown so I might use some of those for scrap fleece as well.
I used these pants on Greyson last night over a regularly-stuffed pocket and he was dry this AM. YAH!!!