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Old 10-04-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Flats Sizing??

So...after a day of using padfolded FSTs and Flip covers, I'm hooked. So trim and no leaks! However, I'd like to invest in some "real" flats. I love my FSTs, but they aren't the softest. So...if I plan to padfold exclusively, what is the best brand/size? My DD is 10mos. and about 22lbs. I like to do a very simple padfold (fold in half, fold in half, fold in thirds). Thanks, mamas!


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Old 10-04-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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Re: Flats Sizing??

I use regular old bleached Osocozy flats for padfolding. They're awesome.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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I like Diaper Junction flats. IME the unbleached ones run a little smaller and softer than the bleached ones. I'd probably go with the small flats if using the small setting on the flips; probably the large unbleached flats if using the medium or large setting.

Someone else may have a different opinion on the sizing; it is somewhat a matter of preference on how they fit.

GMD (Green Mountain Diapers) also have very high quality flats; I haven't used them recently though so I can't comment on the sizing.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:26 AM   #4
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I use Swaddlebees and love them. My LO is 5.5 months and 19 lbs and on the middle rise of all the one size covers and Flips. I'm able to fold them in half, in half again then in thirds and they fit absolutely PERFECT in my Flips. I love Swaddlebees flats because they have the serged edges that make them lay completely flat without any bumps, so the flat when padfolded is PERFECT. They also have new bamboo flats which I have OTW to try out. I don't use anything but Swaddlebees. Now, when my LO grows to the largest rise setting I may have to change the way I fold them, but for now they work perfectly.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:34 AM   #5
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I like diaper rite large unbleached flats. I am waiting on some swaddlebees and I am very excited about them!
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:21 AM   #6
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I have Osocozy flats and I like them just fine. I folded a 5 layer bamboo/mf blend into them and pinned them, covered with a wool soaker and they did fine for overnight. I also have Ikea "burp cloths" and they got all quilty and awesome and are great as flat as well. But they're not stretchy like Osocozy.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:39 AM   #7
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For that age I would go with larges just for the extra absorbancy. You could do either though, but if you do smalls you will probably be doubling them up soon. I like GMD the very best, but their also higher than most. DR are okay, but they don't seem like they're going to hold up quite as fantastically as my GMD, and they're not as big. And their edges roll like crazy. Doesn't bother me much but I know it drives some people insane. I also have some osocozy but they aren't as soft, IMO. I would love to try an Ikea flat, since everyone raves about them, but haven't go to. You could also use blanket flats. Whatevery brand you get I would recommend getting the unbleached ones because it always seems like they are softer to me.
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