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|Indian prefolds benefits:
Unbleached diapers wash up quicker (3 washes)
Indian prefolds drawbacks:
May wear out faster than the Chinese prefolds.
Lighter weight thread is used when sewing the ends of the diapers so the thread may wear out faster than the fabric does.
Chinese prefolds benefits:
Heavier duty stitching
These are probably made of twill
Due to being made of a heavier-weight fabric and stitched with a thicker thread, these prefolds will probably stay nice longer than the Indian prefolds.
Chinese prefolds drawbacks:
May pill up more than the Indian prefolds.
These diapers are still soft but they are definitely rougher than the Indian prefolds (when washed and dried in the same load)
It takes 7-10 hot wash cycles to make an unbleached Chinese prefold usable and absorbent.
Kristen mama to Chris(15), Kaitlyn(10), TJ(8) and Natalie(5) & Emily(2)
That being said I have had both and think IPF feel nicer. However having a DS that is in an ackward size I am recently in love with Green Mountain Diapers CPF brown edge.
I have to get new diapers for the new baby due in March. Is there a difference in absorbancy Indian vs. Chinese?
Wife to J, SAHM to W (03/06) at 32w4d, C (10/08) , and H (02/11)