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Old 06-15-2006, 08:58 AM   #1
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PF at night?

We love our prefolds . And i'm trying to figure out if its ok to use them at night or not. I have a couple FB and doubler-stuffed kissaluvs that i've been using for nighttime, but it would b so much easier to just use pf full-time. I find stuffing the pockets obnoxious ( ).

Anyone else use pf exclusively? How do you make them night-worthy? It just seems soooooo gross to me to leave DS in any diaper for 9-12 hours straight. But i left him in a 4x8x4 infant pf with fleece liner and bsww for 10 hours last night and no leaks! (Which is more than i can say for my super-stuffed pockets)...
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:01 AM   #2
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No idea, I don't use PFs and love my pockets but it seems to work great for you according to your info re last night.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:16 AM   #3
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No answer, just interested in others opinions. Oh and I just bought a fuzzi bunn with the insert and YUCKERS. Not for me. I think the feeling of the insert really bothers me personally. It's soft, it isn't that...just something about it against my skin gives me the heebies.

Anyway, I will just sit and watch the replies as I was wondering about this same question!
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:12 AM   #4
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Re: PF at night?

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No answer, just interested in others opinions. Oh and I just bought a fuzzi bunn with the insert and YUCKERS. Not for me. I think the feeling of the insert really bothers me personally. It's soft, it isn't that...just something about it against my skin gives me the heebies.

Anyway, I will just sit and watch the replies as I was wondering about this same question!
ITA! I can't STAND the feeling of microfibre inserts. They made me skin crawl. I actually hated everything about Fuzzibunz (and other pockets)...to me they weren't "natural" it was like a different version of sposies, KWIM?

I have used PFs at night successfully. It depends on how heavy a wetter your baby is.
Some things you can do to boost absorbancy are:
Line with a hemp (or thick OC) doubler (I've heard great things about Joey Bunz)
Use OC prefolds instead of CPF (my personal favorites are Fun Organic PFs from Cottontail Babies/Baby or Diaperware & the colorgrown ones from Tiny Birds Organics)
Top with a wool soaker (like an Aristocrat, Lana or thick WAHM soaker)
Put a wool doubler under the doubler (to help pull moisture away from baby)
Line the PF with a smaller PF (like use a NB/infant PF trifolded in the pinned/snappied premium PF, KWIM?)
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I think prefolds work fine for most babies. I prefer topping with a feel dry liner just so baby's bum isn't feeling soaked all night long.

I don't care for new microterry, it's not so bad after it's been well loved. I use mostly hemp in my pockets. Works better, trimmer and no nasty MT feel.

ETA: I wouldn't ever want MT next to baby's skin. It might not hurt it, but ewwww.
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Old 06-15-2006, 11:17 AM   #6
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I use a CPF and a prium DSQ PLUS a hemp soaker, LOL cover wiht a wool cover and the kid is good to go. I love watching them try to walk after I put them in their night time dipe!!!!! It is more like a waddle There is A LOT of fluff between the legs but it beats changing my sheets every day or using sposies at night.

ETA they are SUPER soakers
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Re: PF at night?

I like to trifold my pf in a disana tie diaper, that way I don't have to use any pins or a snapi over night. The tie diapers add extra absorbency, and are really good at keeping wool safe from poops. You can also get hemp pf that are great for overnight.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:42 AM   #8
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Re: PF at night?

i trifold a hemp prefold, or i have a couple extra velour/sherpa snap ins from various dipes that have gone mia that i use as well it works very well, and he is in it for 10hrs and it doesn't even compeltly soak
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:43 AM   #9
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I have used a pf angel folded with another PF trifolded as an insert with a snappi all night and no leaks with a wool cover.
I have just recently been folding the insert pf in 4 so I fold it into itself, so the 2 ends into the middle and then fold in half again so no seems are next to the skin and it looks neat and not as bulky through the legs. i also use this inside our FBs when we go out next to the baby's skin not in the pocket and i use the regular micro insert in the pocket and then it is essentially the cover over the PF no leaks for 3 hours or so. Probably could go longer but I never leave a dipe on longer than that because I know he is wet for sure by then. So you could try that for overnight to. I personally like the idea of a bum that can breathe overnight that's why I use wool over a fitted or pf for naps and overnight but the FBs with an insert and prefold wrapped around it in the pocket worked for us too.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:55 AM   #10
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Re: PF at night?

I sometimes trifold a prefold in my tootle shell cover at night with no problems. Usually at night, I will put a minke liner on top as my son seems to like that. I also have a couple of suedecloth sleeves so sometimes put the prefold in that too. Works great!
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