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Old 09-06-2011, 11:43 AM   #15
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Re: Are bigger prefolds more absorbent? And what do you think of this fit?

Originally Posted by decembercat9 View Post
Yup, he was wearing Swaddlebees wool interlock covers, soaked through two of 'em. I was surprised too! We've been doing diaper free time at home and he'll pee maybe 3-4 times in an hour? Doesn't seem like a huge quantity at any one time, but I guess it adds up.

See, this is what I was afraid of.... that upsizing may not solve the problem... Hmm... I'm unfamiliar with brands other than Cloth-eeze / Green Mountain. What's a good brand to look for if I want premiums?
I got mine from Nicki's Diapers, but they don't have the Chinese DSQs anymore and I'm not sure whether their Imagine Indian prefolds are worse/equal/better. They do come in premium, though, and the size is narrower but longer than the GMD browns. Another thing to try is padfolding crosswise vs trifolding. Then you get three times the thickness in the thickest part, instead of just adding the thinner sides to the thicker middle. I even roll up a premium (approx 4 times over) for nighttime if I get behind on laundry and need a night diaper fast. That makes 32 layers!

As far as quantity, DD definitely pees alot more (often and volume-wise) than "normal," whatever that means :shrug: Just keep changing him as soon as you notice - I focus on how easy it will be to PL since she never gets used to being wet

I'd also re-lanolize your covers - wool interlock should be pretty bulletproof even with heavy wetting. I've only had leaks through wool when the diaper underneath was too thin and I hadn't lanolized recently.
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