Just wondering... I have 4 dozen gerber flats and folding two at a time is not quite enough absorbancy now, but three is bulky. I was thinking about getting a dozen or so indian flats if they are a lot more absorbant.
There is no comparison really. The indian flats are thicker and sturdier by and far! I love my Indian flats. Work great with a snappi and I left ds in one at naptime and although it was soaked no leaking! They are also larger so there is more to work with size wise and absorbancy wise. They are well worth the money!
Okay, I'm curious about the Indian vs. the Chinese (now that it's written, it sounds odd!~LOL!). I read last night that the Chinese is sturdier with edge stitching and cotton weave, so they withstand more washings therefore last longer, although can be a little scratchier after coming out of the dryer. Any input here? I am getting excited about getting started!!<br>
Lisa <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
I'm ordering from granitesmith too from someone's suggestion here, thank you!
I've used Gerber flats as burb cloths since my 1st ds was born (before I knew anything about cloth diapers). I just recently got a dozen Indian flats and they are sooo much nicer. The Gerber flats are very thin, almost see-through, and are much smaller, mine range in size from 25"x17" to 27"x 20". I never really considered using them as diapers since they are very thin, reminds me of cheesecloth. I would be worried about the 'teeth' on a snappi going right through and poking ds' skin!<br><br>
My Indian flats are much thicker and just sturdier feeling. They pin and snappi beautifully! I've been experimenting with different folds. I fold one flat in the kite, oragami, or prefold fold, then use another flat folded into a rectangle as a doubler. As far as absorbancy goes, they are as absorbant as any prefold or fitted I own.<br><br>
I'd suggest getting at least a dozen to play with. Even if you don't end up using them by themselves they are great stuffers for pocket diapers or can be used as a doubler in a cpf, or even folded and laid inside a BSWW (like you would tri-fold a cpf). Very versatile!<br><br>
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I use flats, gerber flats. I put a preemie pf folded in thirds in the center of the flat which is folded 4x. Then I do a jellyroll fold. I hope that made sense!<br>
I also have found that if you line dry gerber flats, they seem slightly thicker/more absorbant. But that could be just me.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">i didnt find the indian flats at granitesmith? the ones i can find are bleached, 27x27" at diaperware?</div>
Here's the link to granitesmith's flats: <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4368520211&category=26269" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=26269</a><br><br>
They are also bleached. Might be from the same manufacturer...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
Any flat is better than a gerber flat. Even doubled up and folded, the gerbers don't even work for us as pocket stuffers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
I just emailed Theresa at Granitesmith the other day, and the flats she has right now are different from the ones she normally has. Her current ones are the same Babies Textiles indian flats that Diaperware and Zannadu sell. She said the supplier of her other flats (TEGS) was planning to discontinue making them, but relented to pressure and is going to continue making them. She will have more of these flats in stock sometime in August. I'd recommend emailing her to ask - she's super nice and responds to emails promptly.<br><br>
Regarding the difference between the Gerber vs Babies Textiles birdseye flats, I agree with previous posters. The Babies Textiles ones are much thicker and bigger, so easier to fold if snappi-ing or pinning. I found that the Gerber ones were fine if I folded up a couple together and laid them in a velcro wrap (just like you would a tri-folded prefold). However, given that the Gerbers and Babies Textiles are about the same price, I'd definitely go with the Babies Textiles ones.
Gerber's are AWEFUL. I LOVE my Unbleached Indian prefolds. Increadable thick and SOFT!! they are AWESOME. I am gonna chuck my gerbers inthe trach they are just poooey. Hard and scratchy compared to my Indians.