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Old 11-29-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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What are the SOFTEST, TRIMMEST, MOST ABSORBANT Flats?!!!

I am going to buy flats to pad fold (make into inserts actually) and stuff in BG 4.0s!! Which are the softest, TRIMMEST, MOST ABSORBANT? I am open to any fabric, not just birdseye, as long as they fit the above categories. Trim is really important to me. Any suggestions?!

Also, would you say that a flat is more absorbent than a prefold a or microfiber? How long can your babies make it in a flat when its pad folded? What about folded the other ways?!

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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Subbing to know as well! I am thinking of just buying material to make inserts.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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Re: What are the SOFTEST, TRIMMEST, MOST ABSORBANT Flats?!!!

I would love to know as well.
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Re: What are the SOFTEST, TRIMMEST, MOST ABSORBANT Flats?!!!

I've only tried a few brands, but blueberry bamboo is soft, trimmer than my smaller cotton flats, and waaaay more absorbent.
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I've experimented with my cotton flats vs indian prefolds, the flats were more absorbent and definitely trimmer. I've not tried it with MF inserts though.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:34 PM   #6
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Re: What are the SOFTEST, TRIMMEST, MOST ABSORBANT Flats?!!!

I have a ton of Osocozy unbleached flats and I find them to be trimmer and as absorbent as prefolds. I love flats because they are so easy to get clean.
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Re: What are the SOFTEST, TRIMMEST, MOST ABSORBANT Flats?!!!

Blueberry Bamboo flats are both soft and trim. I have always found birdseye flats to be trimmer and more absorbent than birdseye prefolds in general.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:18 AM   #8
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:46 AM   #9
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Geffen hemp jersey is a slightly smaller cut, way soft, and about as thin as a piece of construction paper. Plus, they're jersey, so they stretch. Would make great PFs on a smaller baby. I use them as inserts and they are alot thinner and more comfortable feeling then the hemp babies.
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Re: What are the SOFTEST, TRIMMEST, MOST ABSORBANT Flats?!!!

They're not true flats but sbish are my favorite.
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