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I don't use doublers with my prefolds... but then again, she only wears her prefolds during the day when we are at home. If I go out, she's in an AIO or a pocket dipe and at night she's in a fitted with as many doublers as I can squeeze into it <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 do. I have probably some of the crappiest prefolds ever though. Some of them belong to my MIL and she used them for my husband and his two sisters. And, then I have about 14 newer crappy ones. (Diaper Fairy brought me 3 DSQ ones though & they're MUCH nicer) Cicely needs a change after every pee in the crappy PFs (I think that's the actual term), but if I know she's going to take a nap, I'll pop a velour topped doubler over her PF, then wrap her Whisper Wrap around it. The dryer feeling helps her sleep longer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The doublers I got off the TP. They were made by the mama that sold them to me. Just for her own use, not for sale or anything.
 

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I use CPF's (toddler size) with ds (he is a 35# 2.5 year old). I bought some doublers from <a href="http://www.rumpwrap.com" target="_blank">www.rumpwrap.com</a>, and I really like them. At night, I was using two prefolds, but for a couple weeks ds would wake at 4 and be fussy/upset/crying, and his poor penis was always smashed and red and he had rashes... I tried many things, but ended up getting nighttime disposables for him, which alleviated the problem (insert hiding under the chair smiley here... first time I've confessed this!).
 

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Nope, no doubler. We use Unbleached Indian prefolds, toddler size and ds is 19 months. We use prefolds around the house, so he's changed often (or when the prefold falls off because I don't get it tight enough!). He's not a huge wetter most of the time, at least compared to his sister.
 

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Not yet. I got some micro-fiber towels from Costco that I need to cut up. Ds can pee through the cpf's pretty quick - he can saturate a good 1/2 the prefold in 5-10 minutes sometimes. I want more than 5-10 minutes sometimes. Oh, ds is 8.5 months old.<br><br>
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I only trifold prefolds - the wrong way and because she's a girl that means she's got heaps of absorbency right in the wet zone. I change regularly, but I could quite honestly leave a trifolded regular prefold on her for 7 or 8 hours before it was sopping.
 

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I trifold in a bummis SWWW at home (just got a dozen premiums & DD is a bit too chunky to snappi!) & sometimes put a layer of a microfiber towel from BJ's that i cut into 3rds.
 

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Are you putting anything OVER the microfiber? They are not the best thing to have right against baby's skin. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Ds is a very heavy wetter-we use a doubler everytime, terry w/a fleece top, and we still change him every 1 1/2 hours.
 

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Yep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I use the fleece toppedones to kep her feeling dry. I do change her quite often still but find that a doubler works nicely. I have a somewhat heavy wetter and we use a lot of wool so the doublers help.
 

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I use doublers and always have. Caleb is now 7 months old but I used doublers from the start. I use fleece topped hemp doublers. Caleb holds his pee all in and goes an amazing amount all at once. If I didn't use a doubler the pee would just soak the prefold and then come out . . . like drip. So I have to use a doubler to help absorb the flow.
 

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I use a doubler occationaly (joey bunz) on dd, 4 months. But I don't like to. If I know she will be needing extra absorbancy I'll put her in a double stuffed FB <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 use doublers with my prefolds. Not really because we need the doubler, but because I want the layer of fleece in there. I have some fleece liners, when I run out of those I use the fleece topped doublers instead. What I really need is more fleece liners, then I can save the doublers for when I really need them. But I haven't managed to do that yet. This working full time thing just wears me out--I just wanna go home and cuddle DS, not try to make liners by myself!<br><br>
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DD's the exact same age as your youngest. We've been using toddler CPF's that I chopped up and made into fitteds for DD.......I didn't use the leftovers from chopping as an extra soaker layer in the diapers, so I always use a hemp fleece doubler with those. Very trim fit and great absorbancy. If we're using my "unmodified" toddler CPF's, I don't use a doubler b/c they're pretty bulky on their own and change a little more frequently.<br><br>
I love, love, love my hemp fleece doublers.........they don't get as stiff as joey bunz on the line.
 

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I only use cpf's to stuff my Knickernappies with and I will occasionally put a hemp insert in the middle of my trifolded cpf to give it some added absorbancy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My ds is 17 1/2 months old and I tri-fold (the wrong way) a preemie cpf inside of an infant cpf and top with a fleece liner (homemade). It seems as though I may be the only one who has used infant sized cpfs for this long. DS is not tiny and certainly not huge, he's probably about 23 lbs. I sometimes use snappied premiums folded down in the front, and they get too bulky with any kind of doubler.
 

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I use a 4 layer hemp doubler with my prefolds for my 1 year old dd. With that combo I change her every 2 hours but I know that she would last 3 hours if she had to.
 
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