I figured I'd start my research here. I can see that DD will be outgrowing her size 1 Diaper Rite prefolds before long. Because of some upcoming travels, I'm considering flats (easiest diapers to dry, right?!) for the next stage of diapering. Note, I've never seen/touched a flat diaper. I haven't found them where I live, but I'll be in the U.S. in another few weeks, where I'll be able to touch & feel them in person. So, here are my questions:
1. Are flats really going to be as absorbent as prefolds? Should I -- or can I? -- double them up (one atop the other, then fold into the diaper shape)?
2. I have a bunch of organic flannel. Do you think flannel would make a good flat diaper-- possibly even new-sew without a hem? Or is there a preferred type of fabric for making one's own?
3. What's the (dis)advantage of a larger size like 33 inches, vs the 27 inches, or square vs. rectangular?
4. Any problems with using wool covers with flats? (Some of our covers are wool pull-ons; others are wool wraps.)
5. And, lastly, what's your favorite organic, unbleached flat diaper to use? (And why is it better than other flats?)
Any other tips you can offer on flats will also be appreciated!
With thanks from Sweden...