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Old 02-01-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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Recieving blankets and other as flats

Ok so I am getting brave here. I have recently discovered that I really like prefolds, but they are bulky, so I took some all cotton material I had and turned it into flats. I love it. {dh laughed because I was sure I would LOVE pockets and they irritate me to no end }

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I have been looking at getting more flats to use for home and at my mom's place and my dad's place while we travel. I am trying to do this as economically as possible though. BRU sells Osocozys online, so I thought I might order a set or two of those, and my step-mom has some 100% cotton jersey material I was going to cut and serge to pair with a doubler. But I want cuteness as well, so I was looking at receiving blankets, you can get them for cheap, and they are absorbent. What do you more experienced mamas think?

I don't want to just jump in without doing my research here.

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Old 02-01-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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Re: Recieving blankets and other as flats

I love my imagine bamboo flats, diaper rite flats and circo from target receiving blanket flats! the circo ones satisfy my need for cute and color i lay a diaper safari trifold bamboo insert down the middle and do mostly folds around my baby with a snappi, boingo or pin with the circo ones so i can really see the cute but for my other flats i do padfolded in covers.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:57 PM   #3
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Re: Recieving blankets and other as flats

Our whole stash is receiving blankets and ikea burp cloths. Love them and don't feel the need to try anything else!
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Subbing cause I have been on the flat folding thread all morning and just ordered some osocozy flats w my amazon gift card! I have some rb in the back of the closet I think I'll go pull them out....
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I love my receiving blanket flats. Definitely satisfy the need for cute while costing way less than a cute print fitted. I find them as absorbent as my GMD smalls. Had I known how much I'd like them, I probably never would have ordered those GMDs!
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Re: Recieving blankets and other as flats

I am another one who loves the Circo receiving blankets from Target for use as flats. We ended up getting a lot for baby shower gifts and I was never able to get good use out of them as swaddles because Violet was such a Houdini from birth. I had been using the Imagine bamboo flats and looked over at the stack of blankets thinking, why not. I really like them. Super cute and nice and absorbent. My favorite aspect is how east they are to hand wash (I have coin-ops, so I hand wash sometimes) and how crazy-fast they dry.
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I don't have any "real" flats. Just receiving blankets, and flour sack towels. Recieving blankets are by far my favorite of the two!they hold an ton, and are so cute!
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