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Old 05-03-2010, 08:24 AM   #1
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Old School Challenge!

Do you have an awesome prefold or flat stash, but find yourself grabbing fitteds, pockets, or all-in-ones more often?

I know I do! I have TONS of prefolds & flats, but Luke wears fitteds almost exclusively during the day & pockets/AIOs when we're out & about.

I'm going to do a "old school" challenge myself & see if I can use every prefold I have (that fits) before using any other style of diaper! It's wash day, so it's perfect timing to start for me!

If you want to play along, post here & then update with your progress! I personally can't wait to see the first OOTD&RTG with JUST PREFOLDS & FLATS! They are going to be SO PRETTY hanging on the clothes line!

Minor cheating is ok. I know I can go a couple days on prefolds alone, but I have to use my BSRB for overnight, Luke's skin is very sensitive & nothing else keeps him dry enough...but that's it, just ONE overnight dipe for me!

Play along, it'll be fun!


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Old 05-03-2010, 08:49 AM   #2
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I'll play! I tend to pick up my PFs before any fitted/pocket/AIO anyways, so this may not be a real challenge for me, at least not during the day anyways, but I think I could handle a PF at night or out and about! We'll see! I am about to put a load of diapers in myself!
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:57 AM   #3
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Ha, mines in his last prefold right now! it's the first time I've used all 20. I did go through a few others but I mainly use prefolds. As silly as it is it's just less stressful not worrying about his more expensive fitteds and pockets getting stained.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:05 AM   #4
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We've been using a lot more PFs now, but her red-edged are too small and the browns are a bit big unless they're under a PUL cover, I just can't get the legs tight enough with pins and won't let her run around in a snappi under longies it's all I want to use, just have to figure out how to get them to fit her current body shape - in undies atm though!
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:07 AM   #5
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Well I only have flat so I'm up for the challenge Flats are all I've used for two kids (going on three years now) I do have a dozen Rearz prefolds coming and I'm so excited to try something new LOL! And Flats do look nice hanging out on the clothes line! If I get to washing mine today I'll post pictures
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Challenge, smallenge. All we use around here are flats. Over five dozen of them, actually. I do have other styles, but I love the simplicity and the ease of washing them.
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Hee hee, that's mostly all we use, too. Some pockets, occasional pul covers, but mostly prefolds and wool. I just did the diaper laundry last night, otherwise I would have taken a pic, but here is last weeks pic!

And wool shorties and a sweater now both off the needles.

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Old 05-03-2010, 10:06 AM   #8
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I'll play! I've got enough pfs and flats to last for several days. My minor-cheat will be sposies at night (well starting tomorrow night it will be g diapers)
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:11 AM   #9
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I just prepped my rearz prefolds from Franklin goose So I'll play.

My DD is actually in a Sbish flat right now sleeping, I put a BG organic in there though since it had to hold all night, but all of our other night diapers are on the line.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:12 AM   #10
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Fun! I am switching to mostly prefolds and flat. I got sooo sick of stuffing 25 pockets every other night! Yesterday was diaper laundry day an what a joy to dump a load of flats and prefolds on the bed an be able to fold them in 5 minutes! You dont even have to fold them if you don't want, they are ready right out of the dryer! Love it! DH is going to mow a spot out in the back an do some sort of clothes line this coming weekend, sooo excited. My old line is falling down : ( Can't wait for pics!
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