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Old 11-09-2017, 08:19 AM   #31
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Seems like that would be a ton of fabric on a NB.

That is one of the things I didn't like about the EconoBum kit. The prefolds were huge! No matter how I used them it seemed like too much on a little guy. Good on a toddler though.

I pulled out an old hand-me-down flat. It's tea towel type material. Looks like it's been around the block a few times. Lots of pin holes. I don't​ have a very cooperative subject today. DS#2 wants nothing to do with the snappi. I told him if he doesn't like it he can start using the potty. BTW, it only "hurts" him for the few minutes he is on the changing table having a cow. Then he's off playing and forgets about it. Kids are funny about change. 🙄
I had osocosy flats which may be the smallest of "quality" flats. They would need a doubler or be doubled up for older ages. But I really don't think it would be more than any other nb diaper really. I also had dome gerber muslin nb flats which we great through they needed a doubler right at the start with a nb.

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Old 11-09-2017, 08:26 AM   #32
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I really like the neat fold. You can check it out at this post.

You can get osocosy flats from cotton babies for $1.50 each.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:34 AM   #33
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I really like the neat fold. You can check it out at this post.

You can get osocosy flats from cotton babies for $1.50 each.
I'll try that fold today. The kite fold was the first one on the tutorial thread.

$1.05 is a good deal for "good" flats. I was just trying to figure out what was available locally. I might get some to try out myself. I can't seem to find any used flats for less than $2 ea.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:36 PM   #34
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I'll try that fold today. The kite fold was the first one on the tutorial thread.

$1.05 is a good deal for "good" flats. I was just trying to figure out what was available locally. I might get some to try out myself. I can't seem to find any used flats for less than $2 ea.
yeah they are just too heavy to ship, so unless you find them on a sale/swap site like craigslist they are hard to buy used.

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Old 11-09-2017, 12:46 PM   #35
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I must have gotten lucky. I got a bunch of organic unbleached prefolds for .50-.75.
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:41 PM   #36
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Today I'm trying flour sack towels and wash clothes. So far on the baby they are working great. I don't know yet on the 3.5 year old. He might need two wash clothes.

Did a little math with my Walmart numbers. 3 packs of 10 count FSTs would be $23.64. 2 packs of 18 count Washcloths would be $7.84. A total of $31.38 for 30 FSTs and 36 washcloths. Enough to easily diaper a baby for 2-3 days.

So for about $12 a week or $12 a month a person could easily expand their diaper stash.

I know other people know this, buy it is nice to experience things first hand before recommending them to others.
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Not sure what you are using for washcloths but if they are fluffy they can be prone to compression leaks, they also are likely to feel very damp on a LO.
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:09 AM   #38
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Not sure what you are using for washcloths but if they are fluffy they can be prone to compression leaks, they also are likely to feel very damp on a LO.
Oh definitely noticed that on the 6 month old. She wanted to be changed alot more yesterday than normal. She seemed to like the flannel receiving blanket and washcloth combination better than the FST and washcloth. 3.5 yr old didn't care either way.

I wouldn't​ use these "around town", in the car or at night. But, if I was on a really tight budget, I could use these 75% of the time and save nicer, more expensive cloth diapers when needed.

Just trying different things out to see how they work. I don't want to tell people about something I have never tried. Next I'm going to try t-shirt "diapers".

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Old 11-10-2017, 12:53 PM   #39
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Re: Why would you choose flats?

For reference, my son when he was just over 8lbs, in a GMD small flat in the newborn neat fold.

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