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Old 12-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #1
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what has been the lifespan of your prefolds?

I started out back in 2005 with the old style infant, regular, and premium prefolds. I also bought some GMD red's in 2007. The older stash will make it through to this new baby (4th in cloth) though I think the infant size will go to the rag pile after that. (they have been used/washed the most as I've also used them in pockets) The regulars are still in perfect condtion and the premiums are just starting to show wear. My GMD red's (toddler currently uses them) will not make it to the next baby as they are starting to shred.

I just find it interesting how the different prefolds have aged differently. My laundry habits have been about the same. The regulars that still look so nice are Indian prefolds. The others are Chinese. (not sure where GMD diapers are made)

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I have about 30 Curity prefolds from my aunt that she used on my cousin 40 years ago, I used on y daughter for a year, and only 5 or 6 will be retired when the new baby comes.

The premium unbleached Chinese prefolds we bought DD at 3mos lasted through PLing at 25mos and are still basically new - I expect them to last through several more kids if needed.
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Re: what has been the lifespan of your prefolds?

The oldest prefolds we still have are Diaper Rites that I bought used in May 2010. They still look new.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:07 PM   #4
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Re: what has been the lifespan of your prefolds?

I remember my mom using prefolds as rags and when I got mine in the mail I was shocked that they looked exactly the same! She just threw them out a few years ago and had been since I was born (so about 20 years).
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Re: what has been the lifespan of your prefolds?

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The regulars that still look so nice are Indian prefolds. The others are Chinese. (not sure where GMD diapers are made)
I don't believe Indian/Chinese is where they are made (at least these days) I think it's the style.

This is from http://www.nickisdiapers.com/imagine...ers-dozen.html

The only difference between Indian vs. Chinese prefolds is where the material and diaper is sewn. It is all the same type of material. The main difference in quality, performance and feel is how the material is weaved and sewn. This differs from factory to factory more so than from country to country.

I've heard that it's about quality and price. More so than anything else. I bought chinese originally from cotton babies because they were suppose to be better quality. I have since learned that it probably doesn't matter.

My CB infants and diaper rite mediums all look great but they have only been used on one child and not the main diaper, so not not surprising!
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