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Old 03-03-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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Can I use prefolds on TOP of a pocket?

So I've recently decided I loooooooooooooooove cotton (prefolds and AIOs) but I already have a huge stash of pockets (specifically BG 4.0s). I was thinking of buying some Flip covers for my prefolds bc I like cotton against DD's skin, but that would require a major destash of my like-new 4.0's (because really.... how many diapers does one baby butt need)??

I know I can use my cotton prefolds inside the 4.0 pockets - but I'm wondering if it is effective to place them ON TOP of the microsuede pocket instead so the cotton is against DD's skin?

Has anyone tried this?? If so, have you had success? Or am I just being a dummy and should sell my 4.0's and buy flips?

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:42 PM   #2
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Re: Can I use prefolds on TOP of a pocket?

You can use pockets as covers, but they generally won't last as many changes as say, a "wipe clean" pul cover or wool. Once the suede cloth gets damp with pee, it will smell and you wouldn't want to use it again, like you would something like a Flip.

Also, I'm not a huge Flip fan, but there are tons of great covers for trifolded prefolds out there (capris and Diaper Safari are a couple of my favorites)
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Re: Can I use prefolds on TOP of a pocket?

Use what you have Lots of Mamas use their pockets as covers.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:46 PM   #4
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Re: Can I use prefolds on TOP of a pocket?

I think the BG 4.0s would make great covers because there is no exposed pul like there is with the flip.
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Re: Can I use prefolds on TOP of a pocket?

I do it all the time. I just have to change the pocket dipes with every change.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:58 PM   #6
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Re: Can I use prefolds on TOP of a pocket?

Yes, I do it and a pocket lasts 2-3 pee changes, or I change it sooner if it gets poopy or smells like urine.
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Yes, we use our pockets as covers and love it. Now we don't have to deal with repelling microfleece.
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Re: Can I use prefolds on TOP of a pocket?

Great! So helpful! I'm glad to know there really isn't a reason not to use them. I have tons of them, so changing the cover with every change isn't a big deal to me. I gave it a whirl with her last diaper and it seemed to work out just fine! So far the only tricky part I'm seeing is that there isn't anywhere to tuck the front of the prefold into (I used the back pocket flap for the back of the prefold) - anyone have any ideas?
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