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Old 07-10-2007, 08:15 PM   #1
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How long between prefold changes?

Okay, so I have been using BG onsize, but wanted to get with cotton instead. I was able to leave my 3 mo son in them for up to 6 hrs (not good, I know , but it happens sometimes) I have tried the prefolds and granted I don't have covers yet, but I have to change him everytime he goes. Will this improve with a wool cover? I guess I mean, does the wetness spread around the whole diaper so it is able to absorb more? when he has on the pocket the whole insert is wet, will the prefold get more like that? Or does it just need to be changed all the time? How long can you go between changes with a prefold and wool cover? Sorry so long, thanks in advance.

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Old 07-10-2007, 08:17 PM   #2
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i use a CB staydry doubler with my pfs and i can leave them on as long as i could a pocket probly. Works great
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:19 PM   #3
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Re: How long between prefold changes?

Well yes 6 hours is way too long We only use prefolds because we go through a service. During the day he usually needs a change every 2 hours and that is with a BSWW or similar PUL cover. But if we use wool he can go longer, but I only do that if need be. At night he can wear two prefolds and go 12 hours in his Babyology wool longies!
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I'm not the best person to ask lol....I change my dd after every pee. So wether prefold or pocket shes changed at least every 45 minutes and more often than not shes changed every 15-30 min unless shes napping.
Shes gets red and rashy looking if I dont change her as soon as I notice she's wet.
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Using prefolds and either an imse vimse or thirsties cover I change DD every two hours. I've got a few pockets and I change every two hours with those also. I don't have any wool (yet!?) but I think I would change just as often because it is more about the wet part against the skin then the wet part on the outside. I'm not sure how doublers work because the PF is pretty bulky on DD I think adding a doubler would be ridiculously too much between the knees.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:51 PM   #6
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6 hours?

six hours?

SIX hours?

SIX HOURS?

umm yea I got nothing for ya.
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Well 6 hours is way too long imho, then again I change after every pee as well. I would hate to sit in anything long, and I know DD doesn't know any better yet.
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I depends on the fold the prefold size ..my DS is in a toddler with the newspaper fold and the extra folded down in front and he can go maybe 1-2 hours in wool haven't tried out our BP yet as covers...I could not imagine 6 hours except at night maybe ..even for pockets here..
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Re: How long between prefold changes?

Take a hemp little or bigger weeds and wrap it around a microfiber insert. stick it in the prefold, and stick a wool cover on it. You'll be golden.
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Re: How long between prefold changes?

Depends on how often your LO pees/poops. My almost 1 yo DD poops once a day on average, so outside of that, I change between 1.5 and 2 hours. She's a "flood pee'r" though. She can be dry for like an hour sometimes even 2, and then FLOOD and she's soaked. LOL
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