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Old 11-15-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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How long did your DC wear infant PF's? And should I trim them??

How long did your DC wear infant PF's? And should I trim them??

DD is 2 months and they are SO long on her. I think I'd get a better fit if I trimmed them but will that effect how long she can wear them? We have BF poopoo leaks just because there is SO much PF for me to stuff in front of her that I can't get it tight enough arround her legs. What should I do??

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Old 11-15-2006, 03:48 PM   #2
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Re: How long did your DC wear infant PF's? And should I trim them??

Are you sure they're infants? Those measure ~10"x14" (give or take an inch or so depending on brand).
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:20 PM   #3
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Re: How long did your DC wear infant PF's? And should I trim them??

I'll go measure them once by baby is done nursing. Maybe thats my problem?
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Re: How long did your DC wear infant PF's? And should I trim them??

Yep they are definately infants!
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Re: How long did your DC wear infant PF's? And should I trim them??

well my DD at 8 months can still fit in an infant (though the rise is too short). she started fitting into them at around 3 months

Id get some preemies you can use them as doublers afterwards
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Old 11-15-2006, 05:11 PM   #6
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Re: How long did your DC wear infant PF's? And should I trim them??

Hmmm...my DS was a small baby but by 2 months the infants fit great without a problem. What type of fold are you doing? FWIW, he is now 7.5 months and still in his infants - i have really gotten my money's worth from them!

ETA: I would not trim infants, but i definitely would trim premium and toddler prefolds.
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Old 11-15-2006, 05:48 PM   #7
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Re: How long did your DC wear infant PF's? And should I trim them??

I don't actually know what it is called so I'll describe the best I can.

I lay the diaper flat. Fold both sides in the middle and fold up her front and then take the extra and fold inside. There is just enough that it makes it too bulky to pull out tabs to aid in snappi-ing to the back tabs.

Maybe I just need to try some different folds?
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Re: How long did your DC wear infant PF's? And should I trim them??

Ah ha! Yes - a different fold will make it work much better .

Try the 'reverse newspaper fold'/'angel wing fold' seen here:

http://www.punkinbutt.com/folding_cloth_diapers.asp (it's the tie-dyed diaper, second fold shown).

That will give you lots of diaper to fold with!
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Re: How long did your DC wear infant PF's? And should I trim them??

Infant PFs were huge on my daughter for a long time. Someone gave me the idea to fold down in back instead of the front and that helped contain those up-the-back BF poos. We used the jellyroll fold to protect around the legs: http://www.littleturtleknits.com/sidewallpf.htm
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Old 11-15-2006, 07:08 PM   #10
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oooppsss...I think that makes my baby an elephant...2 months old and she's outgrowing them
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