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gals i think i am going to give up on the prefolds and go AIO i cant seem to get it down....I can fold it correctly and it looks right but the dang CD sides dont reach eachother...i cant pin or snap...the length is super long and the sides are too short....my son is 16 months and about 25lbs i like th eidea of prefolds becuae its less money and old school...but i cant seem to get it...i just bought one Bumkin AIO and one BG 2.0 one size to see what works better....i feel a bit let down because i cant seem to do the prefolds right...<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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Stuff pockets w/ prefolds! IMO the AIOs take forever to dry! I love my pf stuffed pockets, but mostly we trifold our pfs (don't pin or snappi) or use a fitted and cover.
 

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Herein lies another prefold failure! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
We have Bumkin AIO's...not for night use by any stretch! and they do take a while to dry.<br><br>
Our main stash are our fuzzi bunz which I am still in love with ESPECIALLY since DD and DS#2 are now in the SAME SIZE!! Hello, doesn't get much better than that. They are super easy too!
 

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The ONE tride and true rule of cloth diapering I have learned and has NOT changed is. Thou shall use what CD thee loves best be it flat, prefold fitted, pocket ,AIO or combination of any or all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I do urge you not to get rid of all your prefolds though. If you do pockets they make great inserts, they make great quick changing pads especially in diaper bags spit cloths napkins and during that nasty bought of stomach virus you child will get EVERY diapering system possible will be appreciated.
 

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BTW have you tried folding your prefolds in thirds sideways and just laying in a wrap? <a href="http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/prefolds.htm" target="_blank">http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/prefolds.htm</a> go about half way down where it says alternitive sideways fold (white bummi snap wrap used). AIOs may still work better but could give you a back up plan.
 

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i use my pf's as linners in my aio for use at night work well i dont get leaks i fold in 3 lenght wise place in diaper fold over in the wet zone
 

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Definitely try trifolding the pfs and laying them in the cover. If this doesn't work for you then just buy some pockets and stuff the pfs in those <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">BTW have you tried folding your prefolds in thirds sideways and just laying in a wrap? <a href="http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/prefolds.htm" target="_blank">http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/prefolds.htm</a> go about half way down where it says alternitive sideways fold (white bummi snap wrap used). AIOs may still work better but could give you a back up plan.</div>
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Oh Ive seen that many times but never realized it was sideways!! I always trifold mine the other way.. Ill have to start doing this for some of my covers
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Stuff pockets w/ prefolds! IMO the AIOs take forever to dry! I love my pf stuffed pockets, but mostly we trifold our pfs (don't pin or snappi) or use a fitted and cover.</div>
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What do you mean? how do you keep it on without pins, snaps or cover?
 

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i see the side fold but its in a cover on the green mountain site ...i would love to pin the sides...the pictures on there with the sides pinned looks wonderful and with my son...the sides barely touch each other...you cant get a pin in there....the folds on the website look sooo good. and i have the premium<br>
C/D that surly should be big enough for a 16 month old wouldn't you think?
 

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If you really want to stick with prefolds you might try green mountain's rainbow trim. They are as absorbent as the blue trin my they are wider and shorter. They fit a medium cover better and I can easily pin or snappi them on my almost two year old.
 

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I don't like prefolds either. If they were my only option I wouldn't CD.<br><br>
In my opinion the easiest, lowest-maintenance diaper system is pockets. Like previous posters have said, AIOs take forever to dry. They also aren't as easily customizable as pockets. My favorites are Fuzzi Bunz, and I also like BumGenius 2.0s for night.<br><br>
I hope you find a system that works for you soon! <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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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't like prefolds either. If they were my only option I wouldn't CD.<br><br>
In my opinion the easiest, lowest-maintenance diaper system is pockets. Like previous posters have said, AIOs take forever to dry. They also aren't as easily customizable as pockets. My favorites are Fuzzi Bunz, and I also like BumGenius 2.0s for night.<br><br>
I hope you find a system that works for you soon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></div>
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so are pockets just a fitted cover and you put an insert in? do you need a cover?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">so are pockets just a fitted cover and you put an insert in? do you need a cover?</div>
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Pockets don't need a cover. Pockets are a cover and a liner sewn together to make a pocket you stuff with an insert. Most pocket diapers come with inserts, but you can also stuff them with prefolds. I mainly use <a href="http://www.fuzzibunz.com/fuzzi_details.php" target="_blank">Fuzzi Bunz</a> pockets. They're very simple to use and dry much faster than an AIO. HTH!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Pockets don't need a cover. Pockets are a cover and a liner sewn together to make a pocket you stuff with an insert. Most pocket diapers come with inserts, but you can also stuff them with prefolds. I mainly use <a href="http://www.fuzzibunz.com/fuzzi_details.php" target="_blank">Fuzzi Bunz</a> pockets. They're very simple to use and dry much faster than an AIO. HTH!</div>
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oh those are nice....i may get these...they are good and dont leak? and do you put the whole prefold in there? it fits?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">oh those are nice....i may get these...they are good and dont leak? and do you put the whole prefold in there? it fits?</div>
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They're excellent <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We've never had leak problems with Fuzzi Bunz. I just use the insert that comes with them, but I know some parents like to use prefolds as the insert.
 

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I bought my few Fb's used. I am so glad I did because they really don't work for us here. I stuff them with prefolds and some hemp inserts. I don't know if that is why but they leak if ds runs around in them (we use them for night time dipes). I think with any dipe I'd by one or two to try out before I got sold on one. We've been using prefolds but looking for something easier now that ds is hitting non-stop/tantrum throwing toddler phase. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I like the idea of the pockets, just need to find a better fit for us here. Our prefolds are pretty narrow too. Ds has always been a bit chunky, the bikini twist seems to give a little more give to stretch a snappy (although still pretty tight).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The ONE tride and true rule of cloth diapering I have learned and has NOT changed is. Thou shall use what CD thee loves best be it flat, prefold fitted, pocket ,AIO or combination of any or all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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LOL. I agree, if it works for you, it is the right system! (I tried them all and have settled on fitteds and wool<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )
 
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