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Old 12-17-2012, 01:39 PM   #3
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Re: This has probably been asked many times before but...

I didn't listen to her talking but here is a visual:

Flats can be folded to difference sizes and absorbency in the places you want. A prefold has some folding but less, they are already to size.

Flats are, in theory easier to wash. This is because the more the absorbency is spread out the easier to clean (AIO are hardest to clean, in theory, because it's all squish in there next the cover), def easier to dry for same reason.

The same flats also can be used through entire diapering, because the can always be folded to size. They are what our moms and grandmas would have used.

That being said I have never used a flat. I use prefold and AI2.
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