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#1 of 22 Old 05-31-2007, 07:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I really see the easiness of fitteds with the velcro as far as getting a snug fit, but at the moment all I have are PF and a few pockets/aios. Which do you prefer, fitteds or pf's? I am thinking of maybe converting half of my pfs into fitteds because they would fit better under a cover/clothes for outings. Currently I just fold them, w/o pins/snappie, etc. What do you all like better?

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I actually find that my prefolds are more trim (when I pin them, that is, don't own a snappi) than fitteds. But it also depends on which cover you use over them (pul, fleece, wool, etc...). Now if you're opposed to pinning, I guess a fitted would be more trim than a trifolded prefold . . . I'm not really sure though. Sorry, not much help . . .
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I love love love prefolds and use them most of the time. Converted prefolds are trimmer than regular fitteds IMO, I do have a bunch of them and love to use them. They are easier for outtings than trying to do a prefold on the back seat of the car or while squished into a little bathroom stall where they inconveniently put the stupid changing station, etc.
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It depends on the situation.

Like PP said, PFs are trimmer than fitted, and I like them if I'm going for a trim fit under clothing. However, for bedtime and just running around in a diaper (w/o a cover) I prefer fitteds.
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Right now I only use prefolds for nighttime, so I can't really compare them for their fit under clothes. I do love my fitteds during the day, but in general I only use them around the house either uncovered or covered underneath knit shorts. For going out I use my pockets or AIOs for trimness. My ds did, however, wear his BG bamboo fitted with BSWW cover out today with not much noticeable difference. I think the trimness depends on the fitted - the BG works great under clothes but my Thirsties cotton are WAY to bulky.
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They are easier for outtings than trying to do a prefold on the back seat of the car or while squished into a little bathroom stall where they inconveniently put the stupid changing station, etc.
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This is mainly why I think it's good to have a few fitteds around. Fitting differently isn't so much different, in my experience. Plus, its much easier with a super-squirmy babe to get a fitted on well . . it does a lot for a mum's sanity sometimes.

On the other hand, long live the prefold!
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Up until my daughter was in premiums, I used prefolds almost exclusively. But now that she's bigger and impossible to keep still, I've converted 90% of my prefolds into fitteds, about half with snaps and half without (for Snappi-ing). I have a bunch of lay-in soakers to amp up the absorbency for night. When she was in infant PFs I'd just double them up, but that's harder to do with fitteds.
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I'm a huge prefold fan, but I'm liking fitteds for my 2yo right now. I use almost all prefolds on my 4mo though, since she still gets changed so often. I enjoy the simplicity of prefolds especially when it comes to laundry.

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Prefolds, hands down. I keep coming back to them. I also have experienced fit issues between my kids ... diapers that fit my second son well (fitteds and aio's/pockets), do not fit my youngest at all. He wears things that would not have fit my second son well (first was in sposies). I have bought and experiemented with many fitteds over the course of two kiddo's in cds; I would much rather have put that money into prefolds/wool, and/or something else.

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I prefer prefolds, although fitteds are way cuter, and good for going coverless once your kid figures out snappis!
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I really liked pfs when we started cloth with ds at 21mths. But now four months later I'm converting my stash to all fitteds and I'm making some contours. It is next to impossible to get him to sit still enough to put a pf on, and its not worth the frustration and high stress! That being said I am keeping a few as backups, but I'm going to sell the rest.
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I have a big ole basket of fitteds that I never seem to reach for. There are over 30 fitteds in there.

I use prefolds all the time though.

So if I had to buy my stash again, I wouldn't spend all that money on fitteds and would just go with the pfs.

They are a lot cheaper and I don't find a lot of difference in practicality.

I use pockets under trim clothes and when going out.

 

 

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Over all fitted honestly. I don't like how prefolds can bunch up. Prefolds will fit more body types and is more ecconmical overall though.

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Prefolds!

Lately I'm going back to standards (4x6x4) because they're so trim. Oddly ds who is a real whirlwind at 22 months will stay still for me to snappi one on or even pin. and sticks his legs up so I can pull up the cover (we do pull-on nylon covers like Dappi or Bummis whisper pants b/c they are incredibly trim under clothes...they collapse down to nothing when on, are cheap and easy, and cool). I tried wool but it didn't work for us well.

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Prefolds. I can't stand fitteds. I bought a few Kissaluvs size 0s for my dd when she was an infant, and hardly ever used them. They just seemed bulky and too much. Prefolds are way trimmer and really no more difficult to use, IMHO.

I do tend to use AIOs for outings etc. First of all they are cuter (better for impressing non-CDing friends/family ) and second they are a little easier to deal with in changing table type situations at the mall or wherever.
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Prefolds, because they are easier to care for.

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I have prefolds, fitteds and AIOs. I agree that prefolds aren't convenient in the back of a car. I prefer AIOs for outings or fussy baby times. I don't like how fitteds stick out the side of the cover in the legs, and how they are more bulky.

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prefolds for yong babies when your changing alot. fitted when there older and moving more, when less is needed.
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I have one prefitted and I love it.. I dont like fitteds otherwise.. Im in love with my prefolds
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My experience with fitteds and prefolds seems to be way different than many of the pps. My baby needs a doubler with fitteds or prefolds and I've never noticed the fitteds to be more bulky. My fitteds fit great under a diaper cover while the prefolds almost always stick out the sides of the covers. My 4 mo is already so wiggly that it makes putting on a prefold diffcult. Also fitteds are better at preventing poop blowouts, imo. Plus when she's wearing fitteds aunts and grandmas are happy to help change a diaper, but prefolds scare them away. Also I have an easier time using pull-on covers with fitteds. Right now i'm switching over from mostly prefolds to mostly fitteds.

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I prefer KL0's at first and then prefolds all the way. Fitteds are so bulky.

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Im a prefold lover here We started using them with Nikky covers with our first and loved that system for a long time. I am primarily using them with wool now and Love them even more. They are just so incredibly easy to wash, fit both of the kids and I dont have to worry about skinny legs, or chubby thighs etc. They always fit.
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