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I think I'm really leaning towards prefolds with a bummis whisper wrap for the new baby but I'd really like to hear the dirt on them. Please tell me:<br>
1. how are they in terms of leaks and poopsplosions?<br>
2. Are they hard to fold, did it take a long time to get it, was it worth the effort to learn?<br>
3. How do you like them? Would you do prefolds again?<br><br>
Also, how many would I need to start with and how many covers. I also hear wool is recommended for nights, but why? And is there anything else that I would have to do at night to prevent leaks?<br><br>
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I use wonder wraps and prefolds.... so ignore my post if it doesn't apply...<br><br>
1. how are they in terms of leaks and poopsplosions? - <span>leaks only at night when we got lazy and didn't do a double diaper (newborn diaper folded in thirds and a reg. diaper bikinied around that), pretty good with poop. We probably loose 2 diaper covers a week or so, but we wash every 2 days.</span><br><br>
2. Are they hard to fold, did it take a long time to get it, was it worth the effort to learn? <span>Easy to fold - DH can do it, did it from the beghttp://<a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=8223660">www.mothering.com/discussions/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=8223660</a><br>
MotheringDotCommune Forums - Reply to Topicinning and loves cloth diapers. He hates when I get lazy and put her in a disposable....MIL on the other hand cannot cd dd....</span><br><br>
3. How do you like them? Would you do prefolds again? <span>love them and plan on it with my next!</span><br><br>
Also, how many would I need to start with and how many covers. <span>Minimal - 12 newborns, 24 reg 5 covers. This will get you through 2 days once they outgrow the newborn size. 12 newborn diapers means you have to wash everyday in the nb stage so I suggest getting 24 nb. we have 12 nb, 36 reg and 8 covers. We can go 3-4 days if we get lazy - we try to keep it at 2 days max!</span><br><br>
I also hear wool is recommended for nights, but why? Good ????<br><br>
And is there anything else that I would have to do at night to prevent leaks? <span>for nights we take a nb dipe, trifold it and lay it on a reg. Lay dd on that, pull the nb dipe up so she's covered, bikini the reg. dipe, snappi and pull a cover on. We've NEVER had a leak this way - she has woken up with a little poop on the cover.</span><br><br>
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1. how are they in terms of leaks and poopsplosions? <span>They are more dependable for me than the FB, HH, and fitteds/wool I used with my boys.</span><br>
2. Are they hard to fold, did it take a long time to get it, was it worth the effort to learn? <span>Folding it part of what scared me off from them when my boys were in cloth. With dd, I just trifold and lay in the cover. I don't think it could get any easier than that.</span><br>
3. How do you like them? Would you do prefolds again? <span>I am selling off all of our FB that I had even in the bigger sizes. I am really loving prefolds and covers. I don't see any reason to switch. It is also wonderful to not have spent anything near like I did on the boys diaper stashes!</span><br><br>
I like to have three dozen prefolds in whatever size I am using. I also like to keep 6-10 covers in whatever size we are in. With trifolding you do go through a few more covers because they get poo on them easier, but I really don't mind that.<br><br>
Alot of mamas like to use wool at night because it is more breathable. For me, I got SO tired of washing wool that I have no desire to use it this time. If I start having problems with rashes then I will consider it, but otherwise I plan to stick with our Thirsties and Prorap covers.
 

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2. Are they hard to fold, did it take a long time to get it, was it worth the effort to learn?<br>
3. How do you like them? Would you do prefolds again?<br></div>
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well I've been using prefolds and covers on my 6 1/2 week old for two weeks now and I love them<br><br>
I have only had leaks maybe 3x, because I didnt check that all the fabric was tucked in the cover at the legs, and once she was side sleeping so she flooded it! NO poopsplosions! some on the cover but never out of the diaper like she did w/ sposies<br>
Not hard to learn to fold, check out the sites that show prefold folds and then practice on a teddy bear thats what I did, the easiest is a trifold, but I open up the wings in the back of that one so I can wrap it around the front, kind of like the angel wing fold but I dont snappi or pin yet since shes not mobile and it works great<br><br>
I definitly love them and am glad I have the next size up already purchased! easy easy to wash and easy to dry!<br>
go for it and good luck!<br>
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1. A good cover like a BSWW will prevent the vast majority of leaks and poopsposions.<br><br>
2. They are very easy to fold, it was very easy to learn--you can practice on a doll or teddy bear beforehand if you want--and it was well worth the effort.<br><br>
3. I love prefolds and would do them again in a heartbeat.<br><br>
What the fitted/pocket/AIO manufacturers don't tell you is that prefolds are only a <i>little</i> harder to use, and they are a <i>lot</i> easier to care for. They will come clean in the gentlest washing machine, yet they will stand up to the toughest. When I have a load of just prefolds, I can throw 'em in any old way with no worry, take 'em out and stack 'em on a shelf as easy as can be. No pocket stuffing, no doubler matching, no buildup or stink, ever.<br><br>
You can use prefolds exclusively, or you can use them as the backbone of your stash while you try out other things. Either way, they are the best!
 

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Oh yeah....I'd say 3 dozen diapers and 6 covers to start with.<br><br>
Wool is recommended for both day and night because it's breathable, but it's NOT necessary. You could maybe try one wool cover to see how you like it. But two prefolds in a Bummis has worked fine overnight for us for more than a year--no leaks and she doesn't get rashy from it. We actually use wool during the day more than we use it at night.
 

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We use primarily prefolds :) NO problem with leaks - but get the good ones (thick 4x8x4, or maybe a 4x6x4 for infants). Yyou'll have to find 'em online.<br><br>
Folding is super easy, we use a Snappi instead of pins.<br><br>
We're due again in August with #3, and our prefolds (that have lasted through both kids) will be used again on our next - primarily prefolds again. They are very versatile, fit any body shape, and I have fun changing up the folds! :)<br><br>
I like them because they dry easy, they're easy to store, they have other uses other than just being a diaper (insert for pocket, doubler).
 

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<i>1. How are they in terms of leaks and poopsplosions?</i> I haven't had any pee leaks and only had one poop leak. That was coverless and diarrhea though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"><br><br><i>2. Are they hard to fold, did it take a long time to get it, was it worth the effort to learn?</i> I was scared of folding at first. I do a modified angel fold (fold down in back rather than front) This is the site I used to learn. <a href="http://www.diaperpages.com/pf_folds.php" target="_blank">http://www.diaperpages.com/pf_folds.php</a> I practiced on a teddy bear (because dd is too squirmy). It only took a few days to 'get it' and after that it was a breeze.<br><i><br>
3. How do you like them? Would you do prefolds again?</i> I like them a lot. They're simple to use and easy to clean. I'll do prefolds with every baby. (I also use pockets and fitteds.)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think I'm really leaning towards prefolds with a bummis whisper wrap for the new baby but I'd really like to hear the dirt on them. Please tell me:<br>
1. how are they in terms of leaks and poopsplosions?<br>
2. Are they hard to fold, did it take a long time to get it, was it worth the effort to learn?<br>
3. How do you like them? Would you do prefolds again?<br><br>
Also, how many would I need to start with and how many covers. I also hear wool is recommended for nights, but why? And is there anything else that I would have to do at night to prevent leaks?<br><br>
TIA!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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1. They can leak (as will all diapers) but as long as you pin them and cover them with a good cover you won't have any leak out and get on you! I have been using CPF infants and sherpa infant PFs on my newborn (since he was a few days old) and they work great! I love the dappi nylon pull-on covers from <a href="http://www.little-lions.com" target="_blank">www.little-lions.com</a> , 2 newborns for $4.50. Totally worth it and nothing gets out of this. I did not want to invest tons on newborn covers. I also make some fleece pull-on covers that work great. I would say 4-6 covers.<br>
2. It takes maybe a day to get the folding down, but if you pin it is really easy. Better to practice on a tiny baby who can't move. Once my older ds started wiggling I put the PFs away for a few months.<br>
3. I love them. I would suggest buying some because you can use them for something else if you hate them. I like have PFs esp. when it is hot, but during the winter I use a lot of PUL pockets. Also I would suggest having some AIOs or pockets around if you want other people to diaper your kids. Many people won't do a PF/fitted AND cover.
 

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To what pp have said, I just wanted to emphasize that the poop leaks that we've had have been poop getting on the cover, not everywhere on her clothes, like pooping up the back in sposies. We're exclusive pf and bsww users around here. Two thumbs up! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><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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I'm going to be ordering cpf's and all the other stuff we'll need to start cd'ing our 3 week old baby. I'm tired of pamper's leaking every. single. night.<br><br>
I wanted to double check our plan for night. We're thinking of using an infant prefold with a doubler (I'm ordering night time as well as stay dry hemp, which is smaller than the night time one and may need to be used at first if the night time one is too big) in a wool interlock cover. Does this sound like it will work?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think I'm really leaning towards prefolds with a bummis whisper wrap for the new baby but I'd really like to hear the dirt on them. Please tell me:<br>
1. how are they in terms of leaks and poopsplosions?<br>
If you get the folds down they are awesome, and now that I have diapered a few babes with them, I do not usually get poo explosions with them(not even on the cover). It does take a little practice. I am best with snappis, but am going to learn to pin with this baby. LOL<br><br>
2. Are they hard to fold, did it take a long time to get it, was it worth the effort to learn?<br><br>
Not too hard, like I said, need some pracitce, but totally worth the effort to learn. They are so cheap and versitile. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
3. How do you like them? Would you do prefolds again?<br>
Love them, have done prefolds multiple times. I am also doing fitteds too though.<br><br>
Also, how many would I need to start with and how many covers. I also hear wool is recommended for nights, but why? And is there anything else that I would have to do at night to prevent leaks?<br><br>
I would have 36 in which ever size you are using at the time. That is a minimum for me, but I like to wash every 2-3 days, and my nbs need to be changed about 20 times a day(I change whenever wet or poopy, and often go coverless at home).<br><br>
Wool is reccomended for every day all day long use. LOL I love wool, and use it exclusively. As do many mamas here. Washing it is not a huge problem, and I find it to be a once every couple of weeks thing. Also if you get a little poo on it, you can just spot wash using a wool wash bar. Wool has many, many awesome properties. It is so breathable, stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter(seriously, I tried it out last summer, it was over 100 deg. and I put my hand on my dd thigh, and it was cool to the touch where the rest of her body was warm!). It is natural(no plasticky stuff in the land fills when you are done), it has a very long life when taken care of well. I'm sure there are more, but it is just great. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> It's not for everyone though, and not a must have. If you are looking to do wool but are on a budget, I would check the trading boards here, diaper swappers, and even look into learning to knit. <a href="http://www.knittinghelp.com" target="_blank">www.knittinghelp.com</a> is a great resource(videos), and how I learned. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><br><br><br>
TIA!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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GOod luck with it all. <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;">I'm going to be ordering cpf's and all the other stuff we'll need to start cd'ing our 3 week old baby. I'm tired of pamper's leaking every. single. night.<br><br>
I wanted to double check our plan for night. We're thinking of using an infant prefold with a doubler (I'm ordering night time as well as stay dry hemp, which is smaller than the night time one and may need to be used at first if the night time one is too big) in a wool interlock cover. Does this sound like it will work?</div>
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THat sounds perfect! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Wow! Thank you for all your amazing help! It sounds like pf are a great way to go. I am nearly sold.<br><br>
I have one more question: Is there a difference b/n the Indian prefolds and Chinese prefolds? Is one any better than the other.<br><br>
Mamamoo, great idea about knitting wool covers, my mom knits I could probably talk her into knitting some for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Great! There is a yahoo group called wool soaker group, or somethign similar, that has a wealth of info!! Free patterns, the best yarns to use, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks Mamamoo, I'll check it out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Are prefolds bulky? We've been using FBs on ds and I like them b/c they are trim are pf a lot more bulky than FBs?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks Mamamoo, I'll check it out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Are prefolds bulky? We've been using FBs on ds and I like them b/c they are trim are pf a lot more bulky than FBs?</div>
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Some PFs and covers are trimmer than FBs. It just depends what you use as a cover. We go coverless a lot in the summer so the PF is trimmer than a FB. In fact, a PF covered by a dappi nylon pull-on cover is as trim under clothes as a stuffed FB, and not much bigger than a sposie. However, my ds is in infants right now so they are pretty small.
 

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Indian prefolds are super soft, absorbant & TRIM! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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