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Date: 6/25/12 4:47 PM

Hello all I am trying to figure out what the differences are in the following materials if any and which would best suit my purpose.

Okay heres what I am looking to do. I have a small 5lb dog and I have ugodog trays for him to potty on in bad weather , at night, when we're not home etc.
Hubbys been gripping about the cost of disposible pads so I thought I'd try to make some little pad inserts that I can wash up and reuse.
I just want something that will be water proofed and absorb the urine as this will keep me from having to scrub the trays every day.
I called around and heres the names of what I can get in my area.
Joanns calls theirs Rubber Sheet.
Hancocks calls theirs Baby Dry.
Hobby Lobby calls theirs Babyville Boutique

They sound pretty much the same but I have not seen them and they are all in different directions so I was hoping to narrow down to which one would be best for my purpose.

So IF anyone knows anything at all about any of these 3 products I would Appreciate your input on them.

I need it to absorb urine for a small 5lb dog and to be washable as it will get washed a lot.

Thank you so very much for the help.
smelrh

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Date: 6/25/12 10:23 PM

There are pocket diapers for babies that have a wicking inner, and a waterproof outer. Inside a microfiber insert or cloth diaper is used to absorb. The insert can be a microfiber dishtowel (or several).
What you want to make is similar. I would use PUL on the bottom, and suedecloth on the top and make a pocket to insert the towel or you could stitch it in. Joanns has PUL and suedecloth. The suedecloth is the cheap craft type velour. It wicks and is stay dry. Babyville boutique is designer PUL also at Joanns, I would use the plain solid instead.

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Date: 6/25/12 10:25 PM

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Date: 6/26/12 6:47 AM

I agree with diane. The rubber sheet at Joann's is flannel coated rubber, won't absorb anything. It's generally used on a crib or child's bed under the fitted sheet.

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Date: 6/26/12 10:22 AM

I second the suggestion for using diaper materials. I would use PUL on the bottom of the pad to make it waterproof, a layer or two of microfiber terry to absorb, and suedecloth as the top layer to wick the moisture to the absorbant layers.

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Date: 7/22/12 9:29 AM

Would this also work for an adult who is incontinent at night? DH is working with disabled adults now & he has a client who has this problem big time, depends does not even help. They have asked if I could sew somethings to put on the bed as mattresses are more than the $$ he or his Mom can buy. ....
I used to work in nursing home years ago & they had blue pads that would go across the bed. They do not have $$ to buy them from medical supply.
Thank you for the help.......
My apologies this is not about your pupster but the fabrics....
Thanks so much!

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Date: 7/22/12 1:10 PM

You can actually buy reclaimed hospital-quality bed pads for a substantial discount over the cost of new. I'm not sure where you can get them, but this is what I was advised to do several years ago (like 3) when we were dealing with an incontinent family member. We didn't end up needing to (the medication was effective), which is why I don't have a link handy for you. They'd probably be simple enough to track down, however.

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