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Ellasundies 09-29-2012 07:50 AM

Bamboo prefolds. Suggestions please
Can you ladies please tell me everything you know about bamboo prefolds?

I'm really a pocket diaper Mama but do use prefolds from time to time. I've been using GMD's since she was a newborn but I would like to try something else. Maybe I'm just used to the soft fleece in the pocket diapers but the cotton prefolds seem so stiff (even when I use the dryer). I also want to try something with a little stretch in it to hopefully get a better fit.

I pin so having something that is snappiable isn't a huge need for me.

I realize Bamboo prefolds cost more but I would obviously like to keep the cost down as much as possible. I could sew my own but it seems like it would cost more that way.

jennyy 09-29-2012 11:00 AM

Re: Bamboo prefolds. Suggestions please
I love my applecheeks bamboo inserts. Never had a leak and they are soft but they are designed to for use without a snappi or pin.

I hear you about the cotton prefolds.... I had the same concerns which is why I switched.

momgoddess 09-29-2012 01:54 PM

Re: Bamboo prefolds. Suggestions please
Try an SBish bamboo terry will fall in love. They are heavenly. They make regular cotton prefolds disappointing after using one of those! :giggle:

FunLovinMama 09-29-2012 05:41 PM

Re: Bamboo prefolds. Suggestions please
I think panda tushies are about the cheapest bamboo prefolds. They have bamboo terry and bamboo velour. Since you are pinning I would get bamboo velour. They are so squishy and soft. I think a pinned obv prefold has to be the most comfy diaper ever.

Ellasundies 09-29-2012 06:05 PM

Re: Bamboo prefolds. Suggestions please

What about these? I realize they aren't completely bamboo but would there still be some extra stretch and softness?

momgoddess 09-29-2012 06:26 PM

Re: Bamboo prefolds. Suggestions please
I don't think the Imagine bamboo pfs have stretch. I haven't used them myself, but I've read about them in other threads. They are made from a twill like fabric made of bamboo and cotton, so it's more like a cotton prefold. You'll find stretch in terry or velour (I think) or jersey. Not sure I've seen bamboo jersey, but I have some Geffen Baby hemp jersey prefolds that are stretchy and I love them, especially for night time.

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