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I'm confused about my new CPFs. They are all washed and fluffy and ready to go but the size of them is making me ponder.<br><br>
I ordered 18 of these..."Infant Standard 4x6x4. These are light-green stitched infant size. They are slightly smaller than the 4x8x4 infant size and less bulky too. Great for a small newborn and as a doubler later. For use up to 4-6 months, fits in newborn, small and medium covers."<br><br>
And, I ordered 18 of these..."4x8x4 Infant. These are the green stitched Chinese Prefolds that diaper services use! Smaller than the blue stitched, great for younger babies (up to 6 months) or use as doublers for older babies. Perfect for use in small and medium sized covers."<br><br>
But, the ones with the dark green stich are smaller (11x13.5 washed) than the light green ones (12x14 washed).<br><br>
I'm not sure which I am suppose to use in my newborn covers versus my prorap covers. The dark green stich looks like the best bet in terms of size but may have more absorbancy then I need for that stage so maybe I should use the light green stich and just fold the extra?<br><br>
I'm expecting an 8 lbs ish baby.<br><br>
Thanks! (again!!)
 

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Well that is definitely very interesting that the thinner ones are smaller. However I think in prefold world it just depends on the batch of diapers you get and how they were sewn. I have some older toddlers on hand that are shorter than premiums!<br><br>
As to which will work for you - all depends on your baby. I'd venture to guess that you'd use the 4-6-4's first - not as bulky and easier to put on your baby - and I'd guess too that they'd be easier to use with nb covers. At first trifolding the diaper the 'wrong way' will make them fit better in a wrap.<br><br>
Hope this was of some help and congrats on your upcoming arrival!
 

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Hmmm.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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This happened to me, too. I had premium infant diapers (the dark green stitch) and preemie diapers (white stitching) and when they were washed and shrunk, the dimensions of hte preemie ones were bigger, even though they were much less bulky. Go figure.<br><br>
Anyway, I'd say use whatever works. Experiment, and see how they fit, and how long it takes before they're soaked. Every baby is different. I found the infant premiums to be too bulky at first, but once DD was 4 weeks old, the thinner diapers weren't absorbent enough, so we just lived with the bulk for awhile. I could pin the infant prefolds on until about 4 months, but DD is 9 months old now and I can still use them trifolded with a doubler.
 
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