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#1 of 5 Old 07-08-2007, 11:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi. I have been using prefolds on 2month old ds exclusivley with BSWW's. I really like how they are working and nothing makes me happier as when i fold that diaper and snappi it and admire my handiwork!!! He is ready for a next diaper size now and I am exploring my options. Do snappied prefolds work well on crawling, moving around babies? I want to stick with the same system, but maybe add in some wool covers, or fleece. Is anyone using only prefolds on their babies and do they work well at night with the wool covers? And how do fleece covers compare to wool?

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I had some fitteds in nb size but since my baby was about 2 weeks old all we have used are prefolds.

Right now we are using pul covers during the day and wool wraps at night, but for the first year and a half we used wool exclusively. IME prefolds and wool are a great match! It is such a nice, simple, natural system. At night I add a trifolded preemie ipf as a doubler. We've never had a leak or a blowout, and ds has never had a diaper rash.

I actually prefer pins to a snappi. With a snappi I had a hard time getting a really secure fit. That said, with pins I didn't notice any difference moving from one size to the next or as ds became more active. So if snappis work for you now you should continue to be fine. The only thing about snappis, as you probably already know, if that you must use a cover. Especially with crawling babies, they will snag all over everything.

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We also have used prefolds exclusively for our almost one year old. now i am looking in to some pockets or all in ones because of the crawling, walking, sqiurming has made -prefold, snappi, cover- diaper changes too long for her to hold still.
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I use prefolds and flats exclusively with my crawling 7.5-month-old with no trouble. We use mostly wool during the day, and always use wool at night (the other daytime covers we use are the g-diaper covers . . . my ds is sensitive to PUL, but does fine with nylon). I have no interest in using fitted diapers. They're harder to clean, take longer to dry, are more expensive, and can't possibly fit every baby equally well the way flats/prefolds do. I prefer to spend the $$ on nice wool covers since that's the part I see anyway.

Fleece covers are fine enough, but I prefer wool. Fleece isn't as leakproof as wool.

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Thanks Mamas, for your great advice!!!

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