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Old 06-24-2016, 03:03 AM   #1
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Pad folding with wool wraps

Anyone do this with success?

I plan to mostly use wool wrap covers (Mamabearwear and ones upcycled by my mom) during the day with my upcoming babe and I plan to fasten prefolds and flats as long as I am able to BUT my first two babies were extremely big and chubby.

I did buy some toddler prefolds that I'm hoping will extend my ability to fasten diapers rather than pad fold but I am wondering if planning to pad fold (I have both thirsties and smart bottom hemp prefolds) will work when he gets bigger?

I used to pad fold in PULwith my daughter and granted I was only using birdseyeflats and infant prefolds through to potty learning (I didn't realize there were other sizes lol), I found the PUL covers got damp regularly unless I changed really often. I have fewer wool covers so I want to make sure I won't have to resort to synthetic because pad folding doesn't work.

So please share your pad folding experiences with me or folds that are good for gigantic babies! Thank you!

I'll be using wool soakers and longies with ME fitteds at night or when I need to go longer between changes.


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Old 06-24-2016, 05:08 AM   #2
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I would think that as long as you air dry between changes you will be fine.
My only concern would be getting poo on the covers. Just be sure to have enough covers just in case.

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Old 06-24-2016, 05:26 AM   #3
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I TRIED and TRIED to successfully make an AI2 system with wool wraps for my LO. Basically I just wasted alot of money trying different wraps. the problem was that they were all too stretchy and the insert wouldn't say in place. I hear the Imes Vinse Wool wrap is good for padfolding/inserts but that fit doesn't work for my LO. also an extremely felted wool wrap should work okay. if the insert wasn't up and tight where the pee was going to come out, it would just go out the leg hole plus it wouldn't look right under pants. loveybums makes an AI2 system but we also needed stay dry so it wasn't an investment that made since for me. Not sure how it worked, because the told me the wrap they used wasn't particularly unstretchy. Maybe because the insert was so expansive.

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Old 06-24-2016, 09:38 AM   #4
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Re: Pad folding with wool wraps

I did with Babee Greens side snap wool wraps and infant (yellow GMD) PFs. I will add that we did ec- so the poo was in the toilet 99% of the time.
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