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Old 11-26-2012, 08:57 PM   #131
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I finally made a dozen with Walmart flour sack flats. Love them!! So nice not to have to fold flats and stuff pockets
How absorbent are these? I'm soo interested, our microfiber isnt cutting it!

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:39 PM   #132
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How absorbent are these? I'm soo interested, our microfiber isnt cutting it!
Not super absorbent, but they work for daytime. With my 2yo I need to stay on top of changing every 1-2 hrs or she'll leak through them.

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Old 11-27-2012, 04:10 PM   #133
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It depends on the flat you use. A large Birdseye flat will be more absorbent that a small receiving blanket.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #134
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How long do you find you go in between changes when stuffing with flats? I love the idea of sewing them to make your own inserts!! I may have to see about doing thins!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:51 AM   #135
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How long do you find you go in between changes when stuffing with flats? I love the idea of sewing them to make your own inserts!! I may have to see about doing thins!!
I can leave a diaper on my baby for 3 hrs. It holds overnight too along with a hemp insert. I don't have heavy wetters though.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:58 AM   #136
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I can leave a diaper on my baby for 3 hrs. It holds overnight too along with a hemp insert. I don't have heavy wetters though.
Good to know!! Thank you!! I tested out a well loved flat this morning on my oldest diaper wearer, and it seemed to go well as an insert! It wasn't too bulky and she did not leak! So far so good!! I now have 12 on the way!! lol
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:13 PM   #137
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yeah, the way its folded over leaves 12 layers of cotton, 18 if you count the little flap folded over to add absorbency where you need it. A prefold would be 4x8x4 = 16 layers. Comparable absorbency but I find flats much trimmer, and folded this way, its size-adjustable ~ a win-win!
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yeah, the way its folded over leaves 12 layers of cotton, 18 if you count the little flap folded over to add absorbency where you need it. A prefold would be 4x8x4 = 16 layers. Comparable absorbency but I find flats much trimmer, and folded this way, its size-adjustable ~ a win-win!
Going to try flats
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Just bumping this great thread since there has been a lot of padfolding talk with the flats challenge.
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