When I pad fold flat or lay in a prefold, I use Flips or Nikky's, and on the rare occasion, Thirsties. Dd has thick thighs and sensitive skin, and Flips and Nikky's leave the least marks.
Do you use flats? - Page 2
I have the "old-fashioned" Curity and Gerber flats. They are long rectangles and probably 20-30 years old. They are super soft and absorb well. What I like best about them is they can be used by any age baby! I pad folded them in xs and small Thirsties for my newborn. Loved that! Now I just do a quick angel wing type fold and use one pin in front now that we have moved to medium size covers. A pin held better than a snappi for me. My toddler also uses flats. I use two for him (pad fold the 2nd flat so there is several layers in front). I also use flats to wrap around hemp inserts for our nighttime pocket diapers. For some reason I have never been able to convince other cding moms to use flats. I wouldn't go any other way.