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What exactly is minky?

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    Posted: 05 May 2012 at 10:49am
What exactly is minky fabric?  And for those of you who have used it, do you like it?  What are the pros and cons of it?
 
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I have no idea exactly what it is. Pretty sure it's some kind of polyester fabric. It has a nap like fleece, but is SUPER soft- like silky. It comes in a lot of really cute prints, which are different than regular PUL prints. However, it's really bulky. Think taking fleece and then adding laminate. VERY fluffy bums. It also seems more prone to delaminating. Out of the 3 Minky diapers I had, 2 had laminate come loose. :P
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anyone seen a difference in usage and wear b/t minky PUL and minky TPU?

all i know is minky can be warmer, right? but oh so soft, i can't resist a handful of minky pockets.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote gbabies Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 May 2012 at 3:31pm
What about a PUL diaper but minky inner like the new TotBots EasyFits v3?  Curious how this would absorb and wear over time?
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I haven't seen the new TBEF but FuzziBunz elites have minky inserts so I'm assuming it's similar material - super soft and silky compared to scratchy microfiber. It's polyester but longer fibers, more dense, less fluffy than mf. I've had some baby blankets made of minky that my LOs loved! It dries much faster than bamboo and is much cheaper to manufacture which is why I think they switched.
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Originally posted by MomBeck MomBeck wrote:

I haven't seen the new TBEF but FuzziBunz elites have minky inserts so I'm assuming it's similar material - super soft and silky compared to scratchy microfiber. It's polyester but longer fibers, more dense, less fluffy than mf. I've had some baby blankets made of minky that my LOs loved! It dries much faster than bamboo and is much cheaper to manufacture which is why I think they switched.
Thank you, this is helpful!  I am debating whether to sell some of my current TBEF's and try a new one (once available). Just not sure I will like minkee Confused
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Ah, you're talking for diaper inners, bodies, etc.

Really, Minkee confuses me in this application. I've seen it used for a stay dry layer and how something is versatile enough to both wick and absorb is beyond me. Wacko
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Originally posted by littlehands littlehands wrote:

Ah, you're talking for diaper inners, bodies, etc.

Really, Minkee confuses me in this application. I've seen it used for a stay dry layer and how something is versatile enough to both wick and absorb is beyond me. Wacko
bamboo kinda does this right, absorbs and "sorta" wicks Confused
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Originally posted by littlehands littlehands wrote:

Ah, you're talking for diaper inners, bodies, etc.

Really, Minkee confuses me in this application. I've seen it used for a stay dry layer and how something is versatile enough to both wick and absorb is beyond me. Wacko
 
This confuses me too.  Maybe there is more than one type of minky?  I have used minky outer pockets, and the minky is super soft and stays that way. 
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I love minkee inserts. They are super soft and dont feel as wet to the touch as most fabrics (similar to bamboo velour in wetness feeling?maybe?)
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I had a purple minky fitted (another pin momma has it now) and I thought it absorbed great and also had a bit of a stay dry feel. I only got rid of it because it didn't fit DS right. I think they can make minky out of other fibers too( like bamboo), but it's still blended with synthetics. I bet you will like it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gbabies Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2012 at 9:50am
Yay, now I am even more excited to try it - thanks for your posts Mamas!
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