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Old 09-06-2011, 09:23 AM   #1
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what do I do with flats?

I ordered a dozen flats for my newborn (coming in Jan) but after getting them in the mail they seem so thin and huge. I guess that's why they are called flats right? I used only fitted and pockets with my DD so this is new.

So can I get some advice on these. I almost want to sew them into prefolds, does anyone do that?

thanks in advance.

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I have not used flats before but a mama sent me 2 in a ffs recently, they have quilts almost like a prefold but not as thick. So maybe yours need to be prepped? I plan to try these out once the baby comes.
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Re: what do I do with flats?

Yep, they're thin and huge. Wash them once or twice to prep. Gotta fold `em up to the shape of a diaper to become absorbant (folding creates lots of layers of absorbancy). You can do the mini kite fold for a newborn! Fold all the corners to the center making a smaller square, then do the regular kite fold.

I use all flats as inserts for my pocket diapers. I fold in half, then in thirds the long way. I fold over this snake of an insert to the rise I need and fold over the extra. I sewed them in place after its folded and trifolded so there is less folding out of the dryer.
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Yes, maybe I should research prepping them...they are just organic unbleached cotton though...I washed them only once so far.
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Yep, they're thin and huge. Gotta fold `em up to the shape of a diaper to become absorbant (folding creates lots of layers of absorbancy). You can do the mini kite fold for a newborn! Fold all the corners to the center making a smaller square, then do the regular kite fold.
Ok, great. I just looked up on youtube fold for flats and a kite fold came up. I will have to practice that. thanks!
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Check out youtube for flats folding videos, and search for the monster thread here on DS about flats. Flats Pictures Thread I think it's called, and there are a few other ones. I'll try to find you a link.

You can also fold them into a long rectangle like the shape of an insert and put them in your pocket diapers as inserts. Flats are super absorbent, I even use them overnight and I have a heavy wetter.

The benefit of using flats is that they unfold into that big thin square. This makes them super easy to get clean and super fast to dry. If you've ever had microfiber stink or any stinky laundry issues, you'll like flats because when they unfold into one thin layer like that, it helps them get really clean and stink-free because there's nothing that can cling to inner layers. Then they dry super fast too because they're not sewn into a million layers.

Once you get the hang of folding them and pinning or snappi-ing them to your LO, you'll find that they're the trimmest diaper out there, but just as absorbent, if not more absorbent. So they're great if you're looking for something trim to go under clothes.

I've used it all, and I still my flats the best!
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There is a huge thread on here about flats with tons of the folds with pictures, I'll bump it up for you.
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I found the thread you are talking about- so helpful . thanks!!!
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Check out dirty diaper laundry for some great flats info from the #flatschallenge she organized in May.

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