Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-10-2013, 04:17 PM   #11
hilaryisinked's Avatar
hilaryisinked
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 26,261
Flats are way trimmer. That's why I choose them over prefolds.

Sent from my iPhone using DS Forum

Advertisement

__________________
Hilary, head over heels wifey of a Coastie
Mama of Aubrey & Delaney
hilaryisinked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 04:18 PM   #12
bigmamakelsey's Avatar
bigmamakelsey
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Montana
Posts: 9,622
My Mood:
Re: Flats vs prefolds

Other than trim and washing/drying easily, they're cheaper overall, because they're OS.
__________________
K&K My little firecracker Lennon 10.09, crying before he fully emerged and My little sweetheart Indi 6.12, born smiling
bigmamakelsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 04:26 PM   #13
max'smamma
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 253
My Mood:
Re: Flats vs prefolds

Quote:
Originally Posted by ebandive View Post
Why I'm going with flats and covers after trying EVERYTHING else.

1. Cheap. Getting back to CD'ing to save money.
2. Wash super easy. I have soft water. The easier to wash and rinse clean, the better.
3. They are trimmer than prefolds, maybe because they don't quilt up? I always thought a pad-folded prefold seemed bulky, but a pad-folded flat seems much trimmer.
4. They are more customizable. I can fold them to get more layers of absorbency where I need it without completely doubling up like I had to do by folding over a prefold. Also, I don't have to buy multiple sizes like you do with prefolds.

ETA:
5. folding laundry is therapeutic for me. There is something very peaceful about folding flats. The dishes might not be done. But the flats will get folded.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mommadeeof4+ View Post
I have both prefolds and flats in my stash and while i have a love for both i really love flats way more. They are so simple and versitile (my fav way to use flats are pad folded in a flip but i also use them in all my pockets and i am branching out and trying different folds!) and a true "one size" cloth diaper that will last through lots of babies. They are cheaper, wash and dry sooo much easier and they are more trim than any prefold I have tried. I DESPISE stuffing pockets but I like folding flats
ALL THIS!!!! AGREE COMPLETELY
max'smamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 04:38 PM   #14
mamamarisa's Avatar
mamamarisa
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: michigan
Posts: 1,642
My Mood:
Re: Flats vs prefolds

i have never had an issue washing prefolds, though i do agree a flat would dry faster but prefolds dont take that long to dry anyways. I have a really hard time folding a flat and it staying/fitting how it should so i just prefer prefolds.
__________________
All in a days work!!
mamamarisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 05:16 PM   #15
mommadeeof4+'s Avatar
mommadeeof4+
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MA
Posts: 6,492
My Mood:
Re: Flats vs prefolds

i tried this out for in a flip, love it! they look neat put away when they are folded like this too
Quote:
Originally Posted by crunchyNurseMommy View Post
Need to check this out on the computer!

Here is a fold I tried. Don't know if it will work but will try after they are fully prepped. Want to give them a fair chance!

Folded into a triangle

Long ends folded in

Tail folded in

Then folded in half to create a pocket insert


Just an idea to try out.
__________________
Deirdre~ Wife to Joe & Momma to Emily (May 2007), Lilly (November 2008), Joseph (July 2010), Maggie (July 2012) & Daisy (July 2014)!
mommadeeof4+ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 05:26 PM   #16
ReadingRenee
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,852
My Mood:
Re: Flats vs prefolds

Quote:
Originally Posted by crunchyNurseMommy View Post
Need to check this out on the computer!

Here is a fold I tried. Don't know if it will work but will try after they are fully prepped. Want to give them a fair chance!



Just an idea to try out.
Hey this is a cool way to padfold! I have sat around and tried to come up with a way to padfold that doesn't involve mashing all the edges together but haven't been able to. this is awesome! I tried it and it worked great! Thanks for posting.
__________________
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me - Martin Niemöller
ReadingRenee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 05:53 PM   #17
max'smamma
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 253
My Mood:
Re: Flats vs prefolds

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReadingRenee View Post
Hey this is a cool way to padfold! I have sat around and tried to come up with a way to padfold that doesn't involve mashing all the edges together but haven't been able to. this is awesome! I tried it and it worked great! Thanks for posting.
I figured out a way to have a "no-bump in the middle, no-lump of hemmed edges on the end" padfold. I start with the flat lying flat in front of me with the hemmed edges parallel to me. Then, I basically, for lack of a better term, accordion fold the whole thing to the desired width so that its one LONG pad, then I fold in half or partial thirds and good to go. The hemmed edge is on each side of the long sides and within the fold, so you don't feel it at ALL! Clear as mud?
max'smamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 06:18 PM   #18
sandhillcranes's Avatar
sandhillcranes
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 5,804
My Mood:
Re: Flats vs prefolds

I prefer flats. They can be folded to fit a lot of different sizes. For ex, i have some medium diaper rites right now and i cant get them to fit in some of our covers padfolded. I snappi them but their use is limited.

But then again prefolds dont need to be folded. Thats nice too.
__________________
I'm Tia... and I love my family so much they should pay rent in my mind
If I haven't left you feedback, please pm me .
sandhillcranes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 06:23 PM   #19
ReadingRenee
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,852
My Mood:
Re: Flats vs prefolds

Quote:
I figured out a way to have a "no-bump in the middle, no-lump of hemmed edges on the end" padfold. I start with the flat lying flat in front of me with the hemmed edges parallel to me. Then, I basically, for lack of a better term, accordion fold the whole thing to the desired width so that its one LONG pad, then I fold in half or partial thirds and good to go. The hemmed edge is on each side of the long sides and within the fold, so you don't feel it at ALL! Clear as mud?
whoah.

Pictures would help but Im going to try it!
__________________
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me - Martin Niemöller
ReadingRenee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 07:48 PM   #20
max'smamma
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 253
My Mood:
Re: Flats vs prefolds

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReadingRenee View Post
whoah.

Pictures would help but Im going to try it!
Yeah I'm going to try to get some pics when the kids go to sleep
max'smamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.