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Well I did the hyena thing last time and I am determined not to do it again<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I have decided it will be mostly prefolds for this new little babe who should be here next month. I'm a little late at getting my diapers ordered but I wasn't totally decided if I was gonna do cloth diapers again<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
So, What is the best cover for prefolds? I can snappi but I would prefer to just trifold or angel fold and use a wrap. I want something comfortable but reliable. I love the look of the Bumpy but I don't like the price tag. What about proraps? They're pretty cheap but they look stiff to me. Bummis SWW look good too but do they have an umbilicle cord notch? Any suggestions? I really need to get these things soon!<br>
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I loved the NB proraps-has a cut out and is tiny enough to fit the babe! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> These were my fave-I ordered more once the baby got here. I am not crazy abouthem past the nb stage, but they were the best covers I had for that time period. I do wool full time, but for a newborn, I would use the prorap until he/she was in the small sized wool covers. They are not stiff at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Gotta second the recommendation for nb Proraps <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> They are economical, work very well and since they have the notch, they do not irritate the umilical cord. I like bummis SIWW once they get a little bigger and the belly button is healed. However, I would re-think not using a snappi. I never had any luck with just using the wrap to hold the prefold in place and was washing covers all the time.
 

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I'm a third for the NB Proraps. They were always my fave for those little babies. No gaping at the legs, umbilical cutout, nice and soft and pliable. Just the best all around for the $! <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 didn't like the proraps because they left red marks on my babe. I loved my bummis nylon pull on pants: they were easy to put on and were soft, lightweight, dried super fast, and fitted over anything. (and they are cheap too)<br>
I've never had a leak with those.
 

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Bumpy Days are the way to go, IMHO. They are pricey, but I have never found another cover that is even close to as comfortable or easy-to-use as they are. I really, really like them. I bought 4 for my newborn and that's enough to usually get us through two days of diapers. (I launder every 2-3 days.) Of course, I also sometimes use AIOs now for outings and so forth, but still, our Bumpy Days and prefolds are the bulk of what we use on a daily basis. I've tried Litewraps, Bumkins Vented, Bummis SWW, and Proraps, and the Bumpy Days are by far the best of all of them.
 

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we also like the nb proraps until the cord stump fell off, and then the bummis SWW (nb size) after that. DS is 6 weeks and about 11 lbs and the nb stuff is getting small onhim, getting ready to graduate to small size.
 

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We used both prowraps and bummis with dd#1. Definitely like the bummis a lot more than the prowraps, although there is really nothing wrong with the proraps. With dd#2 (2 month old), we are using wool soakers with prefolds and really love it.
 

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Thanks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
I think I will get the proraps for the newborn stage and then try out a few different kinds when she grows out of them. Oh and I will pick up some snappis too <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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I reccomend lite wraps they were the only cover I had that would allow me to just trifold a prefold (infant sized) I didn't like the proraps my DD sweated like crazy in them :-(<br><br>
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Our favorite is the bummis SWW. We had prowraps & bumkins as well & the SWW is the only one that is still fitting her at 15#s--although we don't have enough room for a night time doubler anymore. We snappi rather than just laying in the prefolds. I should also say that although the SWW is our fave, we liked the others as well.
 

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We have the proraps colors which are very tiny and when she got a little bigger the velcro on the tabs started to scrach her legs. If you go with proraps and have babies who are over 6 lbs, I would recomend proraps classic size newborn and not the colors, but if your babies are small, I would say the colors are the way to go, and then the bummis sww.<br><br>
btw I trifold in both of these and they work fine without a snappi
 
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