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I am wondering if someone may have tried them all. Theres the workhorse with.its different sizes, the newborn premium(is that the name?)which has a larger one size also, & the more expensive,absorbant organic with snaps thats supposed to fit for 2 years depending on the rise. I am starting to see why people try so many on. Too many choices! I cant tell if its a marketing thing or if they really have major differences, or if its just little babies bodies are so customized &individual. The most expensive sounds the best but i wonder if it really is.
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I loved the gmd workhorse, but I highly recommend against the snaps. Never liked the fit with the snaps and felt the snaps were too delicate. Got a great fit with a snappi. My sister later used mine and had issues with the snaps tearing through the fabric

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I'd also love to get the workhorse but I'm not sure if I can justify the extra expense. They sure would be nice though.


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I am thinking of using them only for night, maybe 3 or 4 I don't even know. it's just the workhorse to run out as far as size, or maybe I'm just thinking too far ahead.
Did that workhorse with snaps get used thru more than a couple babies?
The organic one has snaps too, they say that's how it works to fit for longer.
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I just got some of the new workhorse. I got the ones without snaps also. If you look carefully there are only 2 snaps on each side. That doesnt leave a lot of options. Snappi's might seem scary but they arent & you get such a nice fit with them. Yes I to couldnt justify the almost $10 a pop price. I was ok with regular prefolds. Now that I have these I am in LOVE! Hubby said "where have these been babes whole life?" He liked them too! Its such a bummer you have to pay shipping with gmd!!
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Now I am off to double check how long each workhorse size is supposed to last, which on that site seemed really honest&accurate. I just dont want mine to not fit one day, so i am thinking to go with the most expensive fitted they have, which includes organic pricing, i think its 20$ each but they are supposed to keep fitting-thats what i care about. In a way it seems silly to fuss over, its not a huge risk, if i get 4 for $10=40, or 4 for $20= 60...ok, i am convincing myself to get a couple of each&see-but that cant help me know what the more adaptable one will fit like later on, in case i want more..I guess at some point i just have to guess! I bet i will be doing lots of that very soon.
Actually the workhorse.is organic too...I like this website, or i just dont want to find another one, but are these pricey in general, b/c they are organic? It didnt seem like it, even theyre prefolds are. Now i wonder if they have the same kind of products somewhere non organic. They do have one though & its just.not as thick..does that matter more as the baby gets bigger? I think they use aplix. Or does anyone have that&stuff a prefold inside? Its the green/gold one. I gotta get the names , no one probably understands like i do in my head how i am describing these, but theres only 3 ,so i figured people would be familiar.
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Babies grow at such different rates, hard to say how long a size would last.
I only had 12 prefolds and 12 workhorse. After constant use for 16 months (from my dd2 10m-26m when she potty trained, not outgrow) they looked great. I never had a snap tear, but I could tell it could be an issue as they needed a good tug to undo. I got a much better fit with a snappi. Otherwise the crotch area droops.

I found workhorse great for potty training. You can get them on and off much quicker than a prefold. ( both using a snappi)

I only had prefolds from newborn til 10m. Would have like the workhorse to help contain the bf poo.

For sizing info. I used 12 gmd orange and 24 yellow from 0-10m, could have done without orange but was in pre term labor from 22w and thought dd would be a premie. She was born at 37w.
From 10-26m I used 12brown prefolds and 12brown workhorse.

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Chel, i saw you while researching flats&even though i started this thread thinking about fitteds, i want to ask you about them. Do u have flats? I am trying to guess about the containing newborn poo thing with flats vs prefolds i guess..it sounds like fitted are better to contain the poo but what about flats since they fold differently?
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Chel, i saw you while researching flats&even though i started this thread thinking about fitteds, i want to ask you about them. Do u have flats? I am trying to guess about the containing newborn poo thing with flats vs prefolds i guess..it sounds like fitted are better to contain the poo but what about flats since they fold differently?

The only flats I've used are flannel receiving blankets in a pinch. Overall I never was good at folding to contain newborn poo. The workhorse diaper would be great for that. I only recommend flats for people with washing issues.

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Chel, For the workhorse it sounds like you have the one with snaps&still are able to snappi. The snaps never get in the way? I know it's such a minor detail but they do have ones that come without snaps too for using a snappi. if the snaps are there does that just mean you can use them if that happens to be the right size? Or would you say snaps are more of the concern when the child is older and trying to undo their diaper? If anyone who.uses these wants to share what covers they use, feel free. I think most would fit but i am looking at a couple wool choices, so because they are fitted is the pull up wool more doable vs wool wraps? Because of less leaks? Or is it more of the when the child is older&squirmy?
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I had the workhorse with snaps. I was already using snappi for prefolds but thought it might be nice to have the option to snap.
Yes, I just snappied around the snaps. Never caused a problem. I tried using the snaps but never liked the fit. Even while potty training I still used a snappi.

For covers I used motherease airflow. Loved how you could adjust the waist and legs separately. Also liked the concept of giving more circulation. Covers hold up amazingly. I only use 3 per size and was able to pass them to my sister. I did air dry the covers.

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