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I am loving wool soakers but hating prefolds. I have premiums and they are HUGE on my dd--I would almost swear they are toddler size. They are the Green Earth ubcpfs with navy blue stitching--anyone know if those are toddler?

I like the snugglebottoms fitteds (esp. the price) but I remember something about flannel not being good. The ubcpfs sure are absorbant.

I know I could just go down a size in cpfs except I have the infant size for a shower gift for a mommy-to-be and they would be too small. There can't be that much difference between a premium and an infant....that sizing thing is bugging me, can you tell?

So.....what do you think? Do flannel fitteds suck? Do I have the wrong size prefolds? All answers and advice are greatly sought and appreciated.

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they are big for little babies. But not for toddlers. I put my ds in them at about 16 months. I love organic fitteds. Not sure about flannel as I've never used one. Good luck though.

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I just hauled out my measuring tape and they are premiums, as you said. Dd is just 17.5 pounds and proportionate to that weight. She'll be 16 months shortly.

Gonna look around for formed cpfs. Suggestions?

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The premium cpfs are a lot bigger then the infant. You could fold down the prefold in the back to get rid of some of that bulk. That worked nicely for us.
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I don't know about formed ones. I probably just need to go to bed. :LOL :LOL:LOL

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There's an in between CPF too. Its my favorite. It has white thread. I think they call it standard sometimes. To me it is perfect for every size baby. It is 4x6x4 instead of 4x8x4.
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we used them right after infant and dearly loved those prefolds.

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Dd is 3 months old and 15 lbs the ubcpf with the white stitching are perfect!

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Yes, I'd also recommend the "regular" 4x6x4 prefolds with the white stitching. If I ever used prefolds, that's what I'd use on DD who is 18lbs and 15 months. Premiums are just so bulky on her petite frame!
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Excellent, thank you, Lisa. I checked out Julia's stash and she is the same build as dd.

*sigh* still, fitteds would be more fun...hee

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Go to www.cottonpickincreations.com and pick out a regular prefold or two. It's under prefolds and they are sorted by size. That would help I'm sure, pretty and low in price while still being absorbant and lasting forever!

*Edited to add that I went over there and saw the only girly regular that was left was the lavender butterfly. I got worried someone would see this post and go grab it so I bought it for you! lol If you don't want it then I'll keep it myself, I think it's really sweet!*
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I like snappi fitted with wool. Very trim. Not for night, but good for day.
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The regular & premium are the same dimensions.

I get a better fit if I fold down a lot, rather than just 2-3"
We also fold them the 'wrong' way for FB stuffers & laid in Bummis wrap.

We have some of each & use premiums for nights & outings

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When my DD hit about 3 or 4 months I hated my CPFs too. And that was all I really used- they just stopped fitting her so I went up a size and they were huge! But now we are back to a perfect fit and they are not huge- you have just hit a weird stage in baby growth v's prefolds! :LOL

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my premium sized are huge on my daughter too. I am switching down to regular sized. She is 28 inches and 18 lbs
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I just want to add that fitteds are fun. Flannel ones aren't so bad, they just aren't as absorbant as hemp, but you could add a hemp doubler or two and do just fine. I prefer fitteds under my wool these days because it's less pieces-no pins or snappis to fuss with and the fitteds are so darn cute. Also check out sherpa-some gorgeous inexpensive fitteds are Sammy's one size sherpa from the Baby marketplace.
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Baby Marketplace has semi fitted cpfs, too.
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You guys are the best! That's so sweet, buying up a prefold so I wouldn't miss out on it. I think it would be a good idea if I got it from you, Jenn. I've never had a fancy prefold and I usually buy neutral diapers but I'm a little tired of being sooo practical about color choices.

This way I have one beautiful regular to try out.

I think I will try those Sammy's one size, too. They are a good price for all you get, IMO. But tell me if they are anything like ME OS because those were not a good fit for dd.

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Gerber DSQ (these are different from the crappy birdseye ones) prefolds are sized about 1/2 way between infant and premium.
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I'd suggest trying some regular size prefolds (4x6x4 - white or natural stitching). Also, now might be a good time to experiment with flats. They're inexpensive and practical. The sizing is customizable, too. They're fun to fold, as well.
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Ok, point me to some good flats distributors, please!

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If the dimensions on the premiums and regulars are the same, it won't help much. Less in the middle will help a little, but it's that I have far too much excess material to try to fold or tuck away. I only use pfs at naptime and overnight, so I need a replacement that can go 8-10 hours on the outside. Dh has trouble with the folds (even though he's an engineer) and frankly, so do I. None of them give her a secure fit around her teensy thighs, and I've tried scores of tips and folds.

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toddler green earth CPF have light/bright green stitching, premiums have blue, the regular 4x6x4 have white, infant 4x8x4 have dark green, infant 4x6x4 have green, and preemies have white.

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I got my birdseye flats from Jess at onestopdiapershop.com.
They're 36x36. I snappi these. They also fold up nicely for FuzziBunz stuffers. I use another one for a cover up when I pump at work. Very versatile.

You can also use the Gerber birdseye flats, but I'd double up on those.

There is a diaper seller on ebay who sells flats, too. "granitesmith" is the user name. I saw a few auctions for these yesterday or the day before on ebay.

If you like to pin, you can use old receiving blankets.

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I think it would be a good idea if I got it from you, Jenn. I've never had a fancy prefold and I usually buy neutral diapers but I'm a little tired of being sooo practical about color choices.

This way I have one beautiful regular to try out.
I couldn't help it! Maybe it was my inner desire to buy for a girl? lol Tell your husband it was a gift from a friend! I just need your address.
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The dimensions on my regulars are definately not the same as my premiums! I have to take DD to her well baby checkup now, but I'll take pics when I get home.
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