From kiddie pools to camp-outs
How do they work?
Venties AirCovers™ use a highly porous, breathable fabric that is great for keeping baby comfortable and dry. Here is a microscopic view of two diaper cover fabrics. On the left is the Venties AirCover™ fabric, and on the right is a polyurethane (PU)-coated fabric, which is used in other waterproof diaper covers. Notice the pores in the AirCover fabric? Those are just big enough to let moisture vapour out, but hold liquids in.
This fabric sounds a lot like Gore-Tex®...It IS a lot like Gore-Tex®! Except we think that it's even MORE breathable (we're biased). Check out the picture below.
Venties AirCover™ Fabric, put to the test
Here you can see an actual test showing Venties AirCover™ fabric letting out water vapour from boiling water below. The boiling water is meant to simulate the vapour from a human body.
Ok. I get how this works with rain gear...but diaper covers?The principles are the same for diaper covers as they are for rain jackets, but the source of liquid water is different. Whereas a raincoat tries to keep liquid OUT, the diaper cover tries to keep liquid IN. It is important to note that moisture VAPOUR is still able to escape the diaper cover because the vapour molecules fit through the fabric's tiny holes.
I'm still not sure. Will these covers hold up?Yes! Our AirCovers™ and cloth diapers are workhorses. The materials are durable and the workmanship is top-notch. We've tested them out on many babies, and parents are all really happy with their quality and longevity.
From a dad who uses cloth diapers on three kids: