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Hi Mamas,<br><br>
Anyone know of a place to get bamboo prefolds in the states? I've looked online and have just found them in Australia and the UK.<br><br>
I'm thinking they might not be available here right now, so I might make my own, but I thought I would check to see if you moms know of any place.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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I've been searching for some too but no luck....they are all outside the U.S. I emailed a place in the U.K. and asked about shipping, etc. but the lady never responded and it's been over a week now.....I figure it would probably be way too expensive to buy overseas once you figure in shipping but I wanted to check. I am going to make my own as a sweet mama on here just recently told me how to make some out of sherpa and velour so I plan on making a few out of bamboo as well.
 

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Thanks for the reply! I think I will probably just make my own as well - I've made prefolds before out of knit terry and they are super easy to make. It will probably also be cheaper if I make them myself, too. Now to decide on the fabric!
 

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<a href="http://hyenacart.com/Thumbelinadiapers/index.php?c=51" target="_blank">http://hyenacart.com/Thumbelinadiapers/index.php?c=51</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime">
 

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Those look awesome! BUT....when you put one in your cart, it charges you $18 for ONE prefold....the price says they are $9 per pf undyed for the 2x5x2 but I tried to add one to my cart and it charged me $18 for it....which is insane! When you click the drop down "choose one" box, it says undyed add $9 so I'm thinking it's a glitch in the shopping cart....the item is priced at $9 and then it adds $9 to that.....I think it should say undyed add$0, dyed add $2 (since they dyed ones are $11).
 

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E-mail the WAHM because I think that cart is brand new and I know it takes a while to work out all the kinks . . . I'm sure she would appeciate you pointing that out.<br><br>
I also liked the looks of the hand-dyed one-size diapers that tie, but I just can't buy anything else at this point. Need . . . self . . . control!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/guilty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="guilty">
 

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I know that the Thumbelina Diapers WAHM was looking into bamboo prefolds, so this must be one of her first test batches, so it probably is a glitch in the system because it's so new, but I wouldn't be surprised if they are in fact really pricey. I've bought tie diapers from her and love them, by the way!
 

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I emailed her (figured she might want to know) and she fixed it so they are actually $9 per pf undyed and $11 for the custom dyed. They look really nice....I was also wondering about her tie diapers....did you get the bamboo or the cotton/raw silk ones? How do you like them? I like that fleece tie cover she has on there too but cannot justify paying $40 for it....
 

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<a href="http://www.sewshoppe.com" target="_blank">www.sewshoppe.com</a> has bamboo cotton velour for 12.99 a yard. I've bought the material to use as layin soakers for dd and they do absorb a bunch and get softer the more you wash them. I think I'll get some more and make my own prefolds!
 

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Bamboo fabric store has some for ?11.75/yd. Here is the link<br><a href="http://www.bamboofabricstore.com/getcategory.php?cat=3" target="_blank">http://www.bamboofabricstore.com/getcategory.php?cat=3</a><br><br>
I have some but haven't used it yet. It does feel super soft though. What a luxurious pfd that would be... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Wow...that's an awesome price for that! I'll have to order some...what a great deal! Yes, the bamboo velour should make an fab pf! I have some bamboo velour fitteds that I adore so I cannot wait to make these!
 

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I have nothing else to compare it to since I havent used any other bamboo velour, but I'm definately pleased with mine! It took a few washes to reach its full absorbancy, but they can sure hold the liquid now!
 

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How much bamboo velour fabric do you need per prefold you make?<br><br>
I love bamboo.<br>
also where could someone find directions on how to make the prefolds.<br>
I have never tried to make them before but I am becoming more and more inspired and motivated.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How much bamboo velour fabric do you need per prefold you make?<br><br>
I love bamboo.<br>
also where could someone find directions on how to make the prefolds.<br>
I have never tried to make them before but I am becoming more and more inspired and motivated.</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi Mamas,<br><br>
Anyone know of a place to get bamboo prefolds in the states? I've looked online and have just found them in Australia and the UK.<br><br>
I'm thinking they might not be available here right now, so I might make my own, but I thought I would check to see if you moms know of any place.<br><br>
Thanks!</div>
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I would LOVE to be able to afford these! Good luck<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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