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to ask her for the numbers of the knitters we know....and I told her why.<br>
And she asked me if I'd ever seen this friend of hers' child's diaper setup...and I said 'no...'<br><br>
She said she paid attention b/c she knows she's cd'ing when she had kids, her mom couldn't use sposies on her cause she got horrible rashes from them, and she *still* can hardly wear bandaids sometimes LOL<br><br>
But anyway, what their setup was, was a prefold inside a deal that velcroed and that was all there was to it. No other cover over the velcro deal or anything.<br>
Can anyone tell me if you've used this setup and the how and why it works?<br><br>
Or is my friend maybe forgetting something? I was under the impression unless you had AIO's you would have a seperate cover.....and an AIO wouldn't have a prefold inside it.... I just might be really confused. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br><br>
I was on ecobunz and saw something that looked sort of like that, but it said you had to have an outer waterproof cover, which was (gasp!) 22 bucks!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2"><br><br>
She also said.........*drumroll* FROM WHAT SHE REMEMBERS, IF I GOT ONE OF THE VELCRO OUTSIDE THINGS, (her words LOL) SHE COULD HELP ME FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SO not a seamstress, but my friend is. She does RenFair and other historical stuff, makes all kinds of clothes and said those looked EASY...........SHE VOLUNTEERED!!!!! whoohoo
 

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Sounds like just a prefold in a cover. For a nice overview of some of the stuff out there, try <a href="http://www.naturalbabies.com" target="_blank">Natural Babies</a><br><br>
Good luck!<br><br>
-Angela
 

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so.............the way these work is these covers (the 22 buck things) snap or velcro, and I can just stick the prefold diaper in there? I don't have to pin the prefold or anything? I *REALLY* don't want to do pins!!
 

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Right. No pins needed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Don't know which covers you were looking at for $22 though (though of course you can pay that for pretty ones) There are lots of plain ones out there that are much cheaper- like the $9 range (or as low as $6.50 for proraps, which worked great when we used them in the newborn and small sizes... we've switched to AIOs now) Look on the Covers page off of the natural babies link I put in. There is a nice selection there of some of the more basic mass-produced covers.<br><br>
hope that helps!<br><br>
-Angela
 

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yep sounds like a prefold in a velcro wrap-- try looking at prowraps or bummis. you can even order prowraps seconds super cheap by calling the 800 number<br><br>
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oh as far as making them, the new conceptions diaper covers pattern-- the one with the quickwraps cover is a great pattern. You will need a fabric called PUL that is a waterproof fabric, but that, a bit of elastic and some 1.5-2in velcro is all you need!<br>
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Yup yup, the velcro thinger is the cover. Made of PUL most likely (someone else will have to type out what PUL stands for cuz I'm sure I'll get it wrong... but I'll take a stab. I THINK it's polyurethine laminate. Could be wrong.) That type of material, is what you want, so that it'll be waterproof (though I believe wool works too, since that's the yarn you use for knitted covers). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> The ones I have are Bummis Super Whisper Wraps and they've worked well for us. Since I can knit, I've got more knit covers than I do velcro ones (plus my toddler can undo the velcro if he feels like "flying free" :LOL) but they do indeed work. It was my "starter system"... prefolds and Bummis. I got a package of a dozen prefolds and two covers for about $40, I think. Lemme see if I can find the link....<br><br><a href="http://www.babiesinthesun.com/cloth-diaper-sample-packs.html" target="_blank">http://www.babiesinthesun.com/cloth-...ple-packs.html</a><br><br>
Also, if you or your friend is interested in making the diapers as well: <a href="http://fernandfaerie.com/frugaldiapering.html" target="_blank">http://fernandfaerie.com/frugaldiapering.html</a> (plus there's a whole forum for it here on MDC. <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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Yup.....green earth covers or prewraps.....super inexpensive! Fold prefold in three and lay it in there. Your done! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
You may have to use a clean cover after each change.
 

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What you saw on our site was a wool cover made by Imse Vimse <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. There are much less expensive options, such as the Prowrap which you can get seconds of for a few dollars. NAYY<br><br>
-Eric
 
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