Yup Im just curious and they were on sale... Anyone use flats with a newborn? I just bought 6 and figured if I did not like them they could be used as burp rags, wipes, etc...
I love flats! They are simple yet versatile and wash super clean easily. I use them exclusively for a toddler and newborn excepting for nightime I add in hemp inserts and fleece liners. With my newborn I started at 2 weeks (she's now 7 weeks), probably could have used them sooner but I was kind of clueless since this was my first time cd'ing a newborn. I just fold them into a rectangle that lays nicely into a thirsties cover (used bummis also but preferred thirsties) and secure the tabs. It's very quick as I have them ready to go on the changing table. I do fold them in a way so that the front is more padded. Usually about once a day my babe has a poop that goes all over the cover but it never leaks out with thirsties. I wash everyday when I can but have enough flats (about 30) and covers (5 or so each size) to last 2 days & nights for both of them. With my toddler I use two flats (the extra is folded and set in the pee zone) at a time and pin as I have motherease air flow covers in that size. If you have any more questions I'd be happy to try and answer them.
I loved flats when my son was a little bigger than newborn, maybe 2-4 months old? He was just outgrowing the newborn prefolds but too little for the infant prefolds. Flats let me get a really good fit until he grew a little more. They wash and dry so quickly and easily and can be so cheap (I used flour sack towels from Target) that they expanded our diaper stash beautifully.