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Old 01-21-2013, 04:58 PM   #261
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Still using flats 100% of the time. Over the weekend we mostly stuck with padfolding, just because it's been so much easier on Mr. Squirmy.

Finally got my ootd/rtg shots! Large flats, small flats, wipes, pail liner, and covers.



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Old 01-21-2013, 08:00 PM   #262
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Those look great! I have some diaper laundry about to go in the dryer and I am totally dreading folding all those flats!
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Thanks, mamas! I'm getting a strangely satisfying thrill out of doing this all-flats all-the-time thing. lol It's like going camping old-school without the problem of having an aching back (and the accompanying bad attitude) from sleeping on the ground.

And ReadingRenee, believe it or not, I actually LOVE folding my flats. It's weird. I really thought I would have gotten sick of doing it by now but it's like each time I fold them, it gets more and more relaxing and enjoyable for me. Still haven't used the pins on the baby, yet, though.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:15 PM   #263
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Sorry if you mentined it before but what is your favorite flat and what is your favorite cover?

Also if it is not an all cotton flat, what is your fav all cotton flat?
I may or may not have mentioned it already...can't remember who've I'd told and who I've not told lol

To be honest, I like all of my flats for completely different reasons. I think as far as an all-cotton flat, I'd have to say GMD are probably my favorites. They're SO close to being square and as long as you don't over dry them, they stay nice and flat without curling (at least mine have, anyway). I LOVE the large GMD's for origami folding on my 11-month-old, but they would definitely never even come close to working for a newborn (just too big).

As far as covers, I've tried most of the bigger names and my favorite for padfolding is flips (nothing can match the fantastic trimness of the flips-with-padfolded-flats combo, IMO). But I prefer both capris and blueberry coveralls for traditional folds (origami, kite fold, etc.). My LO is a chunk, and those provide great coverage without me having to do all sorts of tucking the diaper in around the legs and everything.

Overall, though, I think if I could only get one kind of cover to use with my flats, I would probably get the capri, because its fuller coverage makes it more versatile than the flip (at least for me).
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I may or may not have mentioned it already...can't remember who've I'd told and who I've not told lol

To be honest, I like all of my flats for completely different reasons. I think as far as an all-cotton flat, I'd have to say GMD are probably my favorites. They're SO close to being square and as long as you don't over dry them, they stay nice and flat without curling (at least mine have, anyway). I LOVE the large GMD's for origami folding on my 11-month-old, but they would definitely never even come close to working for a newborn (just too big).

As far as covers, I've tried most of the bigger names and my favorite for padfolding is flips (nothing can match the fantastic trimness of the flips-with-padfolded-flats combo, IMO). But I prefer both capris and blueberry coveralls for traditional folds (origami, kite fold, etc.). My LO is a chunk, and those provide great coverage without me having to do all sorts of tucking the diaper in around the legs and everything.

Overall, though, I think if I could only get one kind of cover to use with my flats, I would probably get the capri, because its fuller coverage makes it more versatile than the flip (at least for me).
I feel like I should know this but are capris swaddlebees?
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I feel like I should know this but are capris swaddlebees?
Yes, swaddlebees.

Speaking of which, he's wearing one now. With an origami-folded large DR flat.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:34 AM   #266
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I am sooo tempted by the Capri. It looks cool but Im not sure about the fuller coverage. I liked folding flats for the first two years... By year three it started to get a wee bit old.

If I discovered a new fold Im sure I would get that thrill again though.
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Sorry if this is a repeat request, (I'm new here) but I would love a tute on how you embellished your flats. Pretty please! By doing that, are you limiting the folds you can do with them? TIA!
Yes I'll do a tute, it's super easy. I am a beginner sewer so trust me when I say that
I haven't tried any other folds with the embellished flats, I only did about 10 for pad folding only. I imagine they could still be folded other ways, but the embellishment might make it wonky
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I am sooo tempted by the Capri. It looks cool but Im not sure about the fuller coverage. I liked folding flats for the first two years... By year three it started to get a wee bit old.

If I discovered a new fold Im sure I would get that thrill again though.
Yeah, I was so used to the fit of more narrow covers that the first couple of times he wore the capri, I was sort of on the fence about its fuller coverage. But I LOVE it now because there's never any need for tucking the diaper in around the edges.

Whoa, so you've been doing flats for three years?! Wow, this challenge must be a piece of cake for you, then. I'll have to get back to you in a couple years to let you know if I still enjoy folding them.
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Yeah, I was so used to the fit of more narrow covers that the first couple of times he wore the capri, I was sort of on the fence about its fuller coverage. But I LOVE it now because there's never any need for tucking the diaper in around the edges.

Whoa, so you've been doing flats for three years?! Wow, this challenge must be a piece of cake for you, then. I'll have to get back to you in a couple years to let you know if I still enjoy folding them.
Yep I have been cloth diapering for almost 4 years now and I started using flats pretty early on. Not exclusively though. I also use prefolds which I love. I kind of have a love hate relationship with flats. I love their trimness and adjustability and their easy washing, but the folding and the wrinkly edges bug me sometimes.

This challenge is actually a little harder for me because Im a bit burned out on flats and perhaps diapering in general. Luckily in the world of cloth there are so many options and ways to do it I manage to keep myself entertained most of the time. I can't imagine how burned out on diapering I would be if I was just using sposies and not having any fun with the diapers.
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So we are a bit late to the game, but I did the challenge yesterday with my 2 littles who are 6 months & almost 2 years old. I have 12 large unbleached Diaper Rites & normally just oragami or pad-fold in a Diaper Rite cover. But yesterday I tried all sorts of new folds & I can't even keep track of which ones. I had so much fun! I think we did the diaper bag, a modified Rosie-Posie, a kite fold, and new pad fold, the neat fold... and more? I certainly need more practice to get my folds nicer & a better fit. And I can't do any of the folds with out looking at the step-by-step tute while I do it. (My 5 year old thinks I'm nuts! "But mo-om, *why* do you need to practice folding those big diapers so many different ways?")
So here we are on day2 & I'll need to run some wash, but the baby is down for a nap in his Flat & my nearly 2 yo just took hers off to go potty in the toilet- I can't complain there!
Thanks for the challenge & the inspiration!
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