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Chinese?<br>
Indian?<br>
DSQ?<br><br>
Where do you get the prefolds you love? And why do you love them?
 

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Organic.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=2402616&postcount=9" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...16&postcount=9</a><br><br>
So soft!<br><br>
And chemical-free. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbsup"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goorganic.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="go organic">:
 

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I love the DSQ for quality and durability. I wish I could get them organic for the environment.<br><br>
Where do you get the prefolds you love? And why do you love them?<br>
I get mine at <a href="http://www.punkinbutt.com" target="_blank">www.punkinbutt.com</a> because they are on sale quite often and have the best prices most of the time. Plus I have used the same prefolds through 3 children and they are hanging in there, so the quality is great! I keep buying them as gifts for all my new mom friends who are trying cloth. I figure even if they give up on cloth diapers, they still have great burp cloths, washcloths, or whatever. They are so versatile.
 

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I love my prefolds from <a href="http://www.snuzzi.com" target="_blank">www.snuzzi.com</a> I love them because they are Organic Cotton Velour and they are the softest, squishiest diapers with just enough stretch so that I can get a snuggly fit that doesn't sag. I love them because they are very trim. I love them because they are hand dyed and beautiful. I love them because I can line dry them and they are still soft. I love them because they came with doublers than make them night worthy. I love them because they are made by a WAHM, here in the US with organic fibers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: Oh, snuzzi ov prefolds, how do I love thee???
 

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They're not organic but I love the Indian prefolds from <a href="http://www.little-lions.com/" target="_blank">http://www.little-lions.com/</a> They are so soft! <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 have Chinese bleached, Indian unbleached and Thirsties. Initially, I had the Indians, then Thirsties and just recently got some Chinese bleached from my neighbor. It pains me to admit this, but the Chinese bleached are the softest of all three, but I do LOVE the Thirsties.<br><br>
I've heard good things about Tiny Birds and would try theirs if I was buying more prefolds.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drool"> over those snuzzi's...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I love my prefolds from <a href="http://www.snuzzi.com" target="_blank">www.snuzzi.com</a> I love them because they are Organic Cotton Velour and they are the softest, squishiest diapers with just enough stretch so that I can get a snuggly fit that doesn't sag. I love them because they are very trim. I love them because they are hand dyed and beautiful. I love them because I can line dry them and they are still soft. I love them because they came with doublers than make them night worthy. I love them because they are made by a WAHM, here in the US with organic fibers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: Oh, snuzzi ov prefolds, how do I love thee???</div>
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Except they are not selling a single thing atm. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Everything on the site is listed as sold out or no quantities for that type. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Cant even check pricing because of it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I've always heard great things about Thirsties un-bleached and the PF's from Green Mountain Diapers.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have Chinese bleached, Indian unbleached and Thirsties. Initially, I had the Indians, then Thirsties and just recently got some Chinese bleached from my neighbor. It pains me to admit this, but the Chinese bleached are the softest of all three, but I do LOVE the Thirsties.</div>
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Sorry, but I just had to add that Thirsties are Chinese prefolds.<br><br>
We have Thirsties bleached and unbleached (like the unbleached best) and Indian unbleached pre-folds from a co-op. I really do love the Thirsties, but they have a tendency to ravel at the ends. Since I sew, that has been no problem for me. I have had about 3 of the 30 I have do that. I have cut down a few of mine to get rid of the foldover so that hasn't been much of a problem. They really do hold a lot!
 

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As far as all around, just good priced, soft prefolds, I like the Thirsties UB CPF's...they are the softest Chinese prefold I've ever felt. I also got some Indian pfs at clothdiaper.com They were unbleached seconds but they are the softest that I own so I adore them. And for the length alone, I like the GMD Rainbow shorts....I normally prefer UB prefolds and the rainbows aren't nearly as soft as my Thirsties or Indians but they are a great shorter length which works well for us! And they are good quality too....I would say they will outlast my Thirsties and my Indians even though they aren't UB.<br><br>
TBO has awesome prefolds so I do have a couple of those but they are really pricey too.<br><br>
Too bad snuzzi.com isn't selling anything right now...those look AWESOME! Anyone know if any other sites sell anything similar?
 

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Chinese prefolds from Green Mountain Diapers.<br><br>
Best ever. <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 just bought some thirsties last night, I can't wait to get them in the mail. I got the white ones b/c they aren't actually bleached. I plan on dying and painting them too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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So "Thirsties" are chinese prefolds?<br><br>
Are all "chinese prefolds" the same product?<br><br>
I've seen significant price variation (from $14-25 a dozen) and am wondering of all these chinese prefolds being sold are from the same maker.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just bought some thirsties last night, I can't wait to get them in the mail. I got the white ones b/c they aren't actually bleached. I plan on dying and painting them too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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FWIW the UB are much softer than the bleached and you can easily colour the UB. The bleached work fine, though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">FWIW the UB are much softer than the bleached and you can easily colour the UB. The bleached work fine, though.</div>
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Really? The Natural are softer then the White? The site says they're not bleached, so I was just going with the white. If the natural one softer though, I will ask if I can change my order.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Really? The Natural are softer then the White? The site says they're not bleached, so I was just going with the white. If the natural one softer though, I will ask if I can change my order.</div>
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IMO they're much softer. From what I've seen posted here that's a pretty unanimous feeling.
 

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I have some white Thirsties (could have sworn I ordered UB, oh well) and even after many, many washes and use (a few months) they aren't as soft as I'd like. In fact, they are sorta rough and if I use them without a fleece liner DS gets a red penis. No problem with absorbency, but I won't get bleached again.
 

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Thanks I appreciate the advice, I contacted them to try and change my order. I'm new to prefolds, I used and still use pockets with dd1 and I'm just not all that happy with them. With dd2 I have been using some prefolds that I got off diaperswappers and KL0's and I am suprised at how much better they work! I am just so sick of the tempermental fleece that decides when it wants to work and when it doesn't <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">. I just want something that's always absorbent and always works! Now, if I could just find a good fitted....
 

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If you can sew at all (straightstitch and zigzag down straight lines) then luxury PFs are easy and cheap to make. I make velour and sherpa PF for $1-2 each that are the most amazing things ever. And so easy to sew! Just a thought. And you don't need a fancy serger or sewing machine. Velour and sherpa PFs are very absorbant and fit longer than C or IPFs since they stretch and the waist fits longer.
 
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