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Old 06-07-2012, 05:49 AM   #1
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I love my pocket diapers!! I have an almost all BG stash of 3.0 and 4.0, with a few Blueberry mixed in. I am seriously contemplating selling off some pockets to buy a couple dozen prefolds and switching mainly to covers and prefolds. Am I crazy?

My youngest DS is 20 months and we plan on trying for a third at the end of the summer, so by the time a newbie would arrive younger DS would be close to 3 years old and hopefully well on his way to being potty trained. I have about 50 pockets so plenty for two in diapers but way more than 1 child needs.

What would you do?

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Old 06-07-2012, 05:58 AM   #2
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keep the pockets and buy a dozen pf and 2-3 overs. then decide from there
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keep the pockets and buy a dozen pf and 2-3 overs. then decide from there
this. It would really stink to sell some of your pockets then hate the prefolds. And no your not crazy- I LOVE my 3.0's (the old sized kind), but washing pfs and flats is so much simpler then the 3.0's- microfiber is evil. But I do love my 3.0's. Each have the positives and negatives.
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I agree, if you can afford to, I would get the prefolds first and give it a trial. I love my prefolds and wool, but love my AIO's and pockets too! I go through phases of using one of the other, but I think I would have a hard time just completely switching to prefolds.
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Why do you want to use prefolds and covers?

I'm kind of in the same boat as you, but only one child. I have a desire to use prefolds just because they are so soft and I love the look of a perfectly pinned prefold or flat.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:00 AM   #6
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Well I have a few prefolds already. Love the way the feel, look, and that they are so simple, but I was tri-folding into a cover and that was kinda boring. Then I got a set of Boingos to try and really liked using them, but only have 3 prefolds that I can actually Boingo onto my DS. So now I want more!!!!

My pockets are mainly last chance diapers and other used diapers that I have refurbished, so I haven't spent a bunch of money on them. I did splurge recently and bought a brand new BG 4.0 in Sassy, but only to bring my order up to $49 to get the free BG 4.0 in sweet. I would never get rid of all my pockets, but I should downsize a bit? Or I could sell these Flip inserts that I have that I have that never get used. I have used one insert one time. Can you tell I am trying to justify prefolds that I don't need?
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:11 AM   #7
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Nope, not crazy! I would just buy what you want and save the pockets
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:27 AM   #8
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I would keep the pockets, sell the flip inserts that u don't use and put that toward the prefolds!

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PFs are fun, but I like to have the option of an easier diaper. Lately I do a lot of either fitteds or trifolding into fleece wrap-style covers.

If I were you, I'd choose 1-2 days of my favorite pockets, then get enough PFs for 1-2 days as well. But this is sort of the stash I have so that's why I like it (I also have at least a day of fitteds...I like variety).
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:54 AM   #10
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I agree with the pp who said sell the Flip inserts, if they're never getting used. Otherwise, it is your baby and your stash and you are the one who has to change all of these diapers, so make your stash as big as you want! If you want 60 diapers for one kid, that's your decision.

If you really love your pockets, I'd keep them all and get a dozen prefolds.
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