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Old 05-15-2010, 08:48 PM   #11
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I did! I went from AIO's, to Pockets, then fitteds, then back to pockets, then to PF's and now I've tried and love flats!

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Old 05-15-2010, 09:01 PM   #12
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Re: Destashing... never thought it'd be to THIS

I am scared of flats, LOL. I cannot pin to save my life so I would have to Snappi.

How are they on absorbancy? Which kind do you prefer?

I've been going back and forth on destashing to prefolds but maybe I should try flats.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:11 PM   #13
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I am loving my flats. I started with all prefolds and covers, and one random pocket to try. Then I won/was gifted a bunch of Bgs and FBs and started getting all crazy from there. Now I found the flat love because I couldn't find a prefold that fit my short chubby baby after he outgrew infant ones at 6 weeks old.

I usually origami fold and jelly roll the legs. I'm using Osocozy's but I just got some bigger flats (LLs) and am excited to try them out. I use a snappi, but just got 2 sets of pins because I needed something small to get my total up for free shipping on my flats order the other day.
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:17 AM   #14
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LOVE flats, I'm buying more right now. I would destash some but I am so one of those people who say "but I will need that someday".

To whoever asked about how we use them- you are a lucky duck I have pics. I don't like origami fold, it's waaaay too wide for my girls, I don't like having a lot of bulk around the waist/hips. Scratch that, I DETEST bulk on waist/hips. I have come up with my own angel-type fold to even lessen what is there. here's a mini-tute for ya, broken down into super easy mini steps. This is using what I think (bought off etsy) is a GMD med flat, but it may be LL. I have others that are for sure GMD and I do the same thing.

First fold the hemmed edges together:


Next bring bottom up to desired rise (I just fold it up all the way to make a square for my 7 mo):


Then fold in right side:


Then take the top 2 layers of what you just folded in and wing it out:


Then do the same thing on the other side (except on this side you'll have 2 folds instead of 4 edges, just grab one of the folds):


Then fold bottom up and pin or snappi:


And here is my 2yo modeling a too-small version of this. This was before, when I just folded in quarters and did angel fold, rise is too short and not enough wrap-around.


I love this because it's easy, puts so many layers in the stride of the diaper, and yet the wings are thick enough to hold a snappi but thin enough for my liking.

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Old 05-16-2010, 07:38 AM   #15
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Re: Destashing... never thought it'd be to THIS

This is happening to me.

I love love love our prefolds and flats. They are so soft and comfy, simple, easy to wash, easy to dry.

I have about 40ish fitteds that I've gotten on FSOT (I loved all the cute prints), but just can't seem to find the fitted love. I never reach for them.
I want to sell them off, but am afraid that I will need them in a few months when DS gets to walking and moving around more. I don't know what to do!
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Re: Destashing... never thought it'd be to THIS

We went from pockets and AIO's to fitteds and prefolds, to all of the above. Once we need to replace the diapers we have now I will go with all prefolds.
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THANK YOU!!! I can't wait to try this =)

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LOVE flats, I'm buying more right now. I would destash some but I am so one of those people who say "but I will need that someday".

To whoever asked about how we use them- you are a lucky duck I have pics. I don't like origami fold, it's waaaay too wide for my girls, I don't like having a lot of bulk around the waist/hips. Scratch that, I DETEST bulk on waist/hips. I have come up with my own angel-type fold to even lessen what is there. here's a mini-tute for ya, broken down into super easy mini steps. This is using what I think (bought off etsy) is a GMD med flat, but it may be LL. I have others that are for sure GMD and I do the same thing.

First fold the hemmed edges together:


Next bring bottom up to desired rise (I just fold it up all the way to make a square for my 7 mo):


Then fold in right side:


Then take the top 2 layers of what you just folded in and wing it out:


Then do the same thing on the other side (except on this side you'll have 2 folds instead of 4 edges, just grab one of the folds):


Then fold bottom up and pin or snappi:


And here is my 2yo modeling a too-small version of this. This was before, when I just folded in quarters and did angel fold, rise is too short and not enough wrap-around.


I love this because it's easy, puts so many layers in the stride of the diaper, and yet the wings are thick enough to hold a snappi but thin enough for my liking.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:12 PM   #18
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LOVE flats, I'm buying more right now. I would destash some but I am so one of those people who say "but I will need that someday".

To whoever asked about how we use them- you are a lucky duck I have pics. I don't like origami fold, it's waaaay too wide for my girls, I don't like having a lot of bulk around the waist/hips. Scratch that, I DETEST bulk on waist/hips. I have come up with my own angel-type fold to even lessen what is there. here's a mini-tute for ya, broken down into super easy mini steps. This is using what I think (bought off etsy) is a GMD med flat, but it may be LL. I have others that are for sure GMD and I do the same thing.

First fold the hemmed edges together:


Next bring bottom up to desired rise (I just fold it up all the way to make a square for my 7 mo):


Then fold in right side:


Then take the top 2 layers of what you just folded in and wing it out:


Then do the same thing on the other side (except on this side you'll have 2 folds instead of 4 edges, just grab one of the folds):


Then fold bottom up and pin or snappi:


And here is my 2yo modeling a too-small version of this. This was before, when I just folded in quarters and did angel fold, rise is too short and not enough wrap-around.


I love this because it's easy, puts so many layers in the stride of the diaper, and yet the wings are thick enough to hold a snappi but thin enough for my liking.
love this! Does it hold poop well?
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:25 PM   #19
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what are you using as a doubler here in this pic? =)
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:57 PM   #20
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Re: Destashing... never thought it'd be to THIS

I simplified to prefolds and flats with both the boys when I bought the new babies stash I did it because funds were low and johnpaul had outgrown all his diapers ... I am in love I must say and wish I had started with this when I get the urge to buy something or want a cute print I just plan to pick up a cover

I love FLATS on my newbie the most I am currently only doing 3 different folds but loving them (I fold it like a prefold , kite fold , and then the mini kite fold i learned on here the other day --my fave) ... Here are some pictures on my 12lber he was 7-8weeks here and in a Little Lion flat & a Osocozy flat





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