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Kyonarai 03-21-2013 02:54 PM

Help me decide!
So, I want to keep my daughter in mostly stay dry materials again, since she seems much comfier in them. I don't like lay in liners at all, since they bunch up too much.

I've been using pad folded flats during the day and flip night time inserts inside of a suedecloth insert sock at night for months now. so I have night time covered.

For day time, I'm considering these three options:

-Buy 24 Osocozy stay dry prefolds
-Buy 24 GMD prefolds and sew a strip of suedecloth down the middle(I'd probably only attach at the top and bottom so they'd come clean easier)
-Sew 24 insert socks big enough for my GMD large flats(since the socks I use on my flip organic inserts are too short since they were made for BG and flip inserts)

I like my flats a lot, but I do get a little burnt out on folding after awhile, so the last option is the least appealing to me. And I also don't want to sew anything to my flats that might impair their awesome hand-washability(totally a word now!). I use them exclusively whenever we travel, and like that I don't have to worry about buildup on them.

Buying the osocozy prefolds is very appealing because it lets me be lazy and not have to find time to use my friend's sewing machine since mine is broken. However, I have concerns about ease of washing since the stay dry layer covers the entire side and is sewn down. Any experience here with these?
Also, I'm generally GMD loyal, though I also realize that the prefold fabric is all pretty similar across the popular brands.

As for the GMD option, that would be the most appealing if I could get someone to do the sewing for me, lol. I'd be buying them as unbleached, prepping, then sewing a strip of suedecloth down the middle(attached only across the top and bottom, so water can get underneath easier during washing) that was slightly wider than the middle of the prefold so that when you tri folded it the edges would be covered in stay dry also.

So what do you ladies think? Should I spring for the already sewn prefolds and hope they come clean easily, or should I just fix up my own to exactly what I want and accept the extra work that comes along with that option?

Kyonarai 03-21-2013 08:54 PM

Re: Help me decide!

flylady0505 03-21-2013 09:01 PM

Hi I would do some reviews on the stay dry ones try amazon or just type in web something should come up then you can decide if its worth it to do the extra work.

Art mama 03-21-2013 10:06 PM

I bought the osocozy stay dry prefolds and wasn't impressed. I have a dozen infant if sell you pretty cheap :). I didn't like that they weren't prepped before sewing the suede cloth on. So they shrunk and the suede cloth didn't. It bugs me. They really worked pretty good but I didn't use them long.

I like the option of tacking the suede cloth down to already prepped prefolds. I was actually going to do this but recently switched to all flats. Dd is outgrowing the absorbency of the trifolded infant prefold and I didn't want to have to buy a bunch to size up.

nicolemariep 03-21-2013 11:51 PM

Re: Help me decide!
I sewed socks for my inserts out of suedecloth. It was super easy. Cut two rectangles, sew together on 3 sides, and voila! Insert socks. The material doesn't fray so you don't even have to hem the open edges.

Kyonarai 03-22-2013 10:32 PM

Re: Help me decide!
Yeah, thinking I'm just going to buy a bunch of GMD reds and sew suedecloth onto them after they're done prepping. Ugh...time to beg my friend for use of the sewing machine, lol.

Art mama 03-23-2013 06:53 AM

Maybe you should beg your friend to sew them :)

Terra76 03-23-2013 09:09 AM

Re: Help me decide!
Have you considered diaper safari stay dry inserts?

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