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Are pf's easier with a nb than pockets?<br><br>
I use FB on my 2yo dd, but I didn't start cd'ing her til she was about 9mos. So I've never cd'ed a nb.<br><br>
I like FB because they're so easy to use, even for grandparents and sitters. But I know that nb poop all the time and I don't want to buy 2325253 FB.<br><br>
Will I get the hang of folding pf's quickly? Will dh be able to figure it out?<br><br>
And should I get cpf or ipf? Thanks mamas!
 

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as far as easier - pockets probably are easier but like you said, you'd need a bunch and it would cost quite a bit. There is a learning curve with prefolds, Iused them on my last two babes right from the start - dh on the other hand won't touch a prefold (unless it's to hand it to me so I can put it on dd) so I make sure to keep pockets around for him to use and for MIL, my mom, etc.<br><br>
as for cpf vs ipf - I personally prefer ipf because they are softer. I've heard people say that they wear out sooner than cpf, but I've got some that are 3 yrs old and I don't see any more wear on them than my cpf<br><br>
check out <a href="http://www.diaperpages.com" target="_blank">Diaper Pages</a> tons of great prefold info there <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 really like the pf's at clothdiaper.com, i think they're ipf's. Some moms say CPF's are more durable, but ipf's are softer. I think PF's are durable either one. My own mom's PF's lasted through 3 kids and she used bleach! I just trifold them and lay it in a Bummis. If I go out, I bring an extra cover and have the pf ready to go and then wrap up the old diaper in the old cover, sort of like aio. I l haven't used pockets, but it's easier than the motherease snapping the inside THEN the cover. Plus I don't like a huge bubble butt and frog legs those give him, or pee soaking around his legs. I like the padding just in the center like the PF's or pockets. Oh yeah, did I say no pins or snaps?
 

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We have loved the Green Mountain Diaper newborn sized CPF for our average sized newborn. We also always use a snappi, which we LOVE. With the snappi we haven't had any blowouts or messes and usually go through only 1-2 covers per day. Often I change them out just because I feel I should and not because they've visably dirty.<br><br>
As for learning the folds, it's super easy! I was slightly concerned about this before our little guy arrived but once you get going it couldn't be easier.
 

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My DP had never changed a dipe before DS was born. We used 7th generations sposies for the first week and then started with the CPFs and snappis. DP did a great job. He began to find it more challenging as DS got more wiggly but then we switched to just trifolding the PF and laying it in the cover.<br><br>
Putting on a prefold just takes some practice...but I'm sure your new babe will give you plenty of opportunities to practice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
~Erin
 

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I can't comment on the FB vs. prefolds - I've only used prefolds... but DH has gotten very good about prefolds. We use a snappi and the bikini/twist fold for our toddler. DH often gets a better fit on DS than I can. Little wiggle worm.
 

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Pockets are definitely easier and more convenient (as far as putting them on baby) I suppose but I think pfs are great after you pass the learning curve with them....you have to experiment and try different folds to see what works for you and that might change as your baby gets older as well (the type of fold you like).....I wish I had stuck with pfs when I first started CDing but I don't think I gave them a fair shot.....I am using them now and love them! I think some pocket dipes are nice and handy to have for outings or for someone else who's changing the baby who isn't used to pfs though. As far as IPF vs CPF....I prefer IPF's....they are softer. I got some great ones through clothdiaper.com that I adore! I'm about to start making my own sherpa and sherpa/velour pfs though.....I made a couple pfs out of some bamboo terry flats I had and I love it....so I will probably use some bamboo velour to make some as well. I LOVE bamboo so it will be nice to have some pfs made out of it!
 

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Chinese or Indian?<br><br>
In my experience some Chinese are softer than Indian and some Indian are softer than other Chinese. Not only does it depend on where you buy them, but they also vary in softness from batch to batch within the same provider. Basically it is a run of luck.<br><br>
FB are easier to put on but pfs are easier to keep clean, stack, and last through 30 million kids! So if you give birth to the ball team and pass them on for the next 10 generations you will want pfs! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I used pfs for my first 3, started with FB with my 4th child, tried every system out there, and I am back with pfs. They are the best in my opinion. Moms, Dads, Grannys, and babysitters all had to use pfs in the past, and they all got the hang of it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
The thing that concerns me with pfs made of sherpa or bamboo is that IF a person uses snapis or pins they will form holes quickly.
 
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