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I am looking at cloth diapering packages and just when I thought I knew which one I wanted to get, I find a better price - 3 dozen small, 2 dozen premium, and 16 bummis for a little cheaper than the package I looked at with 3 dozen smalls and 18 bummis.<br><br>
What I am wondering is this new package speficially says they have Baby Textiles prefolds, whereas most other packages say they use Chinese prefolds.<br><br>
Has anyone any experience with this brand? The Diaper Pin site gives them good reviews, but there are only 8 reviews there, versus tons of reviews for CPFs. (Both got 5 stars...)<br><br>
Are CPFs really just a myth? Just a type of diaper, and you don't really know what you're getting if a package just lists CPFs?
 

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I wanted to answer you because I used Babies Textiles prefolds and really like them. I was given some in the infant size (they had diapered three other babies before they came to me). They are so incredibly soft. I liked them so well that I bought the premium size when it was time to size up. They aren't as soft because they are newer (relatively), but I imagine it would be the same as breaking in CPFs.<br><br>
My Babies Textiles prefolds are bleached. They seem slightly thicker than CPFs, and I don't believe they shrink as much over the long run. The thing I like best about them is that they aren't as floppy as CPFs, so they hold a fold better and I can get a snugger fit with my Snappi.<br><br>
There are people here who know a great deal about CPFs and may have info on absorbency, ect. I've never noticed a difference between mine and CPFs I borrowed from a friend to compare. But your mileage may vary... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
My recommendation would be to buy a sample of each one before investing in five dozen of anything. Also consider shipping costs when comparing packages from different sites.
 

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The sample idea is a good one... I am getting a sample of the Baby Textiles, and I can easily get a sample of any of the CPFs from any of the sites I have looked at... BUT, what do I learn from a sample with no baby to try it on? Should I just wash them a bunch of times to break them in, and then pour water on to see how much they hold? (Should I color the water blue, like they do in commercials? heh heh)<br><br>
Shipping for the package mentioned, plus 4 more Bummis (2 newborn, 2 small) comes to about $10. Since the package price is good, and they offer a 20% dicsount on supplies above a package, they have the best prices I have found. (I was actually considering getting 2 more bummis in each size, newborn - large, so I would have 6 in each size range, but decide to see how 4 did me in the bigger sizes first.)<br><br>
I guess I am not too worried about jumping into this without being 100% sure what I like because the market for cloth diapers seems quite hot and selling stuff on ebay shouldn't pose a big problem. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I use baby textiles prefolds and like them a lot. I have the unbleached ones. I asked the same question before buying them, and most of the people say there is no difference between those and UBCPFs in terms of softness and absorbency.<br>
I cannot compare them myself, because I only have those and an unknown brand (maybe real CPFs), but the unknown brand is 4-6-4 and bleached, and my UBCPFs are 4-8-4. My UBCPFs from BT are softer, but I use them more, so maybe that's why.<br>
Good luck
 
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