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Old 03-30-2011, 09:02 AM   #1
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Flour sack towels Vs Birdseye flats

Which is more absorbent? I bought some of the RE flour sack towels from Target last night, they have new bright colors out! They are nice and soft, but seem kind of thin. Just wondering how they compare to LL or GMD flats in the same size.

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I have some of these too and wondered how well they'd work as diapers.
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They are definitely less absorbent than birdseye. You may have to double them. I use the floursack flats padfolded with a hemp doubler in pockets and never had a problem, though. I do think birdseye flats are *nicer* and more durable, but you can make the Target bought ones work for sure
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Re: Flour sack towels Vs Birdseye flats

I have the Target flour sack towels and LL flats. The towels aren't used as diapers though, but they are much thinner than my birdseye flats. I'm sure they would work doubled up or on a younger baby who is changed frequently.
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Re: Flour sack towels Vs Birdseye flats

I thought they looked to thin for my boys now. Great to know they could be good for a little one, and I will try them as doubler at night! I need something that washed well for my night dipes.

Love the bright colors that are out now!
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What section of the store do you find these?
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I can't compare, but I use the Target "flats" and they work great. You can add a doubler for extra absorbency, but I find them to be pretty absorbent themselves.

I did a blog post on them, if you want to see more (sorry to pimp my own blog, but it might answer some questions on them): Target Flats
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What section of the store do you find these?
the kitchen section, by the kitchen towels, oven mitts, wash cloths. They are RE brand and 3 colored towels for 3.99 or 4 white towels for 3.99 30x30 and 100% cotton. Nice and soft. I washed mine and the red didnt bleed onto anything.
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I can't compare, but I use the Target "flats" and they work great. You can add a doubler for extra absorbency, but I find them to be pretty absorbent themselves.

I did a blog post on them, if you want to see more (sorry to pimp my own blog, but it might answer some questions on them): Target Flats
Thanks mama! Great review! I cant wait to give them a go!
Also did they get more absorbent with more washes?
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