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Old 04-24-2012, 02:59 PM   #7
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Re: Opinions on Piddle Pads (and prefolds)?

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Originally Posted by tandiwe76 View Post
Hi,

I'm planning to EC from birth, and am wondering what people think about piddle pads?

Like, what type of material works best?
-How big?
-What brands have you found to be good?
-Anything to look for / or avoid?
-Can I just use an old wool blanket?
-What situations did you use piddle pads in most of the time?

Also, how do prefolds fit into the picture?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by poopstermomma View Post
What's a piddle pad?
I have a wool one on DD's co-sleeper and a larger one on our king bed and I love them. I would use them whether or not I EC'd. We got 1 with the cosleeper when we bought it used, and I liked it so much I bought the other (also used b/c they're so expensive). I use them instead of a waterproof mattress cover. I'd think a wool blanket would work fine. The ones I have are just thinner than a wool blanket would be. The prefold-trick works too. With the wool, you don't have to wash it every time it gets pee'd on. When DD was tiny, I kept it on top of the sheets and put a thin receiving blanket over it so it was soft to lay on. Now that she's 5 mo and not leaking as much, I use it under the sheets. It doesn't absorb a pee, so if LO's going diaperless we still put a prefold under her.
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