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Old 02-15-2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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Use a prefold with FLIP???

The reviews are great. The concept is great. I'm now debating selling off all my BG 3.0s and other pockets to fund getting all Flips. But I'm wondering, can I use the Flip covers with a prefold just as well as using the Flip organic inserts? We are also trying EC (elimination communication) part time, so I don't want the stay dry inserts. Anyone used these with Indian prefolds? It seems like it would be MUCH cheaper to do it that route, to spend $1.75 per prefold than to spend $8ish per organic cotton insert. Would it be too bulky? And then, also, for those of you who use the Flip system, how many covers would I need to wash every other day... like 6?? Thanks so much!!

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Old 02-15-2010, 08:20 PM   #2
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Re: Use a prefold with FLIP???

I use flats during the day and the organic inserts at night. I think prefolds would be fine too. I have six covers and wash every other day.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
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Re: Use a prefold with FLIP???

I am wanting to know the same thing.

I have been thinking about using Flip with just prefolds too.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:21 PM   #4
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Does any one use just prefolds in these at night?
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:28 PM   #5
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Does any one use just prefolds in these at night?
We have our 2.5 year old DS in a Flip with a trifolded prefold sleeping for the night right now It works great!

ETA: I should also mention that the prefold is an Econobum prefold...I like these even better than GMD's!

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Old 02-15-2010, 08:30 PM   #6
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I think the Flip is actually a little trimmer with prefolds than with the stay drys. If you are only washing every other day you could get by with only 4 covers. We have 6 and I'm able to wash every 3 or 4 days as long as we have no major poop blow outs. You could get 6 just to be safe though, and some people like to change their covers out more often than I do. I highly recommend the Flip, they are wonderful! I love having such a versatile cover and the wipeable inner is overall my favorite feature.
I have used a prefold at night and it leaked but the cover was on too loose of a setting (we were still figuring out the right size at the time) I haven't tried since because I really like the stay drys. I think a good prefold would work at night though, I just have cheapos from walmart.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:39 PM   #7
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Yes, econobum prefolds fit great in the flip covers I use prefolds (trimmed premium) in my flip covers and they work great!

Infant prefolds would work great in a Flip cover on the first two snap settings. But even a regular or premium prefold trifolded the "wrong" way fits in on the medium setting and the regulars I had still would on the large setting tri folded the usual way.

So yes, prefolds work just find in a Flip cover
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Re: Use a prefold with FLIP???

we use the organics at night and prefolds during the day. The prefolds are trim with them. I'd say you'd be good with 6 covers. Maybe even 4 or 5 depending on if your baby has blow out poos.
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Re: Use a prefold with FLIP???

I am another one who used flats in the Flip
Prefolds should do fine, I have seen many mamas say they use them with the Flip
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:56 PM   #10
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Re: Use a prefold with FLIP???

I like PFs in my Flip wayyyyy better than the inserts they come with.
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