how's the fit?
my 9m dd is quickly outgrowing her GMD yellow prefolds and i'm debating with going with brown workhorse diapers next.
Do you think the non-snap ones would make a better fit with a snappi? I have 2 of the orange newborn seconds with snaps to try b/c it has been so hard to get any of the GMD WH and my NB is not here yet. I also purchased for my mine stash the tinkletraps.com diapers. You can have her make them however you want - including velcro (which is what I choose). She can also make a custom order with her prefolds (Little Lions I think) or you can send her a dozen prefolds at a time (e.g., could send her GMD prefolds) and she'll make them into fitteds with whatever closure you want. I have not tried yet but on here and diaperswappers.com many mamas have recommended TT!
I had two newborn-sized and one yellow-edged that I used on ds. I liked them. They're not the prettiest diapers around but they get the job done and I don't remember having any poo blowout issues. If you're going to get new diapers, I think it'd be hard to beat the price and the quality of the workhorse. That said, if you're not sure, I'd order a couple, try them out, and then make a second order if you like them. You'd only be out an extra ~$7 in shipping if you do it this way.
Now that ds is 3 1/2 months old and 21-ish pounds, I'm about to order a bunch of the brown-edged ones and hope they last at least a year on this chunker!
If you're on facebook, GMD's page has some workhorse discussions if you scroll down. Here's one: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Mountain-Diapers/341512550577#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=165892133444070&id=341512550577
i've been loving the wh diapers. i went with the brown even though my dd was 17lbs at 10m. fit is great, trim yet extremely absorbent. it is my go-to diaper when going out and want to go at least 2.5hrs. i think many of the complaints of lack of absorbency is due to the size chart and/or older style.
i got the snaps, but like using a snappi on them. hoping to use the snaps more during potty training when dd can pull them up and down on her own.
I wanted to come back after using them for longer... I still really like them. I find that even though she still comfortably fits in her red edge prefolds she is outgrowing the rise of the red edge workhorse. (due to that elastic scrunching it down a bit). I still haven't bought the browns due to a spending freeze I'm trying to enforce on myself (LOL) but I think they would be great. I do know that when we have another little one I'll be buying some of these in the smaller sizes.
i only have the brown, but my dd is on the small side of average, and while i didn't get them till 10m, she could have easily fit in the brown (perfectly) for several months before that. maybe even from 6m or so. she does carry her weight in her thighs. but was around 14lbs at 6m.
she went straight from gmd yellow prefolds into the brown wh at 10m. also bought brown perfolds at the same time. they work great, but need to be folded down about 2 inches.
i would think the wh are like the prefolds, you might be able to skip a size. so maybe half yellow and half brown
They are definitely small. I really, really wanted to like them, but sadly, I don't. Other than being small, they actually fit great, I just can't get past how not soft they are. Maybe it's because I've been spoiled by the Bummis prefolds, which are really soft, but I found the Workhorse fitteds to be rough and scratchy. Kiddo didn't seem bothered by them, but it just wasn't what I wanted.