I used them during labor and then I made up a lot of diaper doublers to use as PP pads. I would wear 3 at a time (not that bulky, really) and rotate them out at the top got soaked. I'd still sit on some prefolds in bed because occasionally there would be a random gush or my underwear would shift and I'd end up leaking. I just ordered some premie prefolds and I think they'll be great for PP pads. they actually look too small to use as a diaper, but then dd was 10lbs+ at birth, so maybe they're just small for her.