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Old 04-04-2013, 07:22 PM   #11
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Hmmm....so they seem pretty useless as diapers. I already have a dozen Gerber Birdseye prefolds that I use for those other purposes - DH loved them as burp cloths. Maybe I'll save my $$ and use those again instead.

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:51 PM   #12
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Re: Premie size prefolds - worth it?

If you are looking for something worthless, IMO it's Gerber birdseye prefolds. I hate those. Some of them have a foam like material inside.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:24 PM   #13
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I plan to buy preemie prefolds for burp cloths. I loved Gerber prefolds with DD but that was before I started CDing and I think 100% cotton will work much better. Pretty sure Gerber are cotton/poly. And I'll use them for diapers if my baby's tiny

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:07 PM   #14
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Re: Premie size prefolds - worth it?

Ive been using the preemie prefolds exclusively for the last week since LO was born. He was born a very slim 6lbs. I like the versatility of them plus I can see myself using them as doublers after. I only bought 1 dozen just to keep me until he grows into the regular NB without them being so bulky on him.
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Hmmm....so they seem pretty useless as diapers. I already have a dozen Gerber Birdseye prefolds that I use for those other purposes - DH loved them as burp cloths. Maybe I'll save my $$ and use those again instead.
I don't think they're worthless at all. We have 2 dozen preemie GMD prefolds that we've been using for almost 4 months now. DS was a preemie and came home at 6lbs (when we started using them), he's the equivalent of 15 weeks now and 13 pounds and has only twice out-peed the diaper. I decided to move up to bigger prefolds just this week. So it just depends. Obviously, he's not a heavy wetter.
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If you are looking for something worthless, IMO it's Gerber birdseye prefolds. I hate those. Some of them have a foam like material inside.
Well, I'm not LOOKING for something worthless. I was given the Gerber prefolds as a gift when DD was a baby and used them as burp cloths/wash clothes.

I'm on a budget and I'm just trying to gauge if the premie prefolds will be worth the $$. Maybe I'll wait until just before baby is due and see how big it's measuring as well as keeping my eye on FSOT.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:19 PM   #17
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My daughter was born at 6lbs 1 oz but dropped to 5lbs 11oz. The Bummis newborn sized prefolds and wraps fit her until she was nearly 10lbs which was around 3.5 months. Hope that helps a bit
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:05 PM   #18
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Re: Premie size prefolds - worth it?

for me yes Newborn prefolds are gigantic on on my newbies even the preemie prefolds I have to fold doen a LOT to fit but their is little else that truly fits (gerber flats are huge even) while its true thay don't last forever in assorbancy they are soo inexpensive Its worth it to me to have a dozen or so.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:20 PM   #19
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Re: Premie size prefolds - worth it?

My girls were 4lbs3 and 4lbs9 at birth and soaked through the preemie prefolds in an hour. I think they are heavy wetters though, but I had to go up to newborn size immediately, even though it was huge on them.
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My DS was 7 lbs 5 oz when he was born and dropped to a little under 7 lbs before we came home. The DR nb pfs I have we're great but they swallowed him. I bought 2 dozen GMD preemie pfs from the seconds sale for this one (a DD) and hope I don't regret it. Frankly, we bought a couple boxes of sposies in the beginning for DS b/c we couldn't get a consistent, good fit with the nb pfs. In my mind, we are still money ahead if I can avoid buying sposies at all with this one. And we can always use more burp cloths.

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