Most Absorbant Prefold?

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My 3 week old is already soaking his newborn insert in Bumgenius at night. I have tried putting in the other insert, but he can't sleep comfortably with his bum higher than his head! I am finding that I have to do laundry everyday with just using pockets.

I want to use prefolds also, but there are soo many options, I am not sure which the best is. I want the most absorbant insert with a breathable but waterproof cover. I know of bamboo, cotton, fleece, and microfiber. Also, it would be helpful if it can all be washed with the bumgenius pockets (Hot wash, extra rinse, dry on low or hung dry)



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Andrea - posted on 02/07/2009




I like the Indian cotton prefolds with tiny tush vinyl pants during the day.  You have to hang up the vinyl pants to dry, but the prefolds fit your washing requirements.  I use pocket diapers only at night, and I stuff it with a prefold instead of the insert.  That gets him through the night without a change if he doesn't poop.

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we still use the indian cotton prefolds we got from Jillian's drawers with my 15 month old and haven't had any problems. When she was smaller they were the bummis indian cotton prefolds. We use super whisper wraps as her cover. I used to have some pocket diapers and I always washed all my diapers together and never had any problems.

Peggy - posted on 02/05/2009




I third the prefolds from Green Mountain Diapers! My little one is 7 weeks and we've just moved up from the newborn size to the infant yellow stitch ones that come with their Newborn to Infant Kit. He's got a narrow butt so the all-in-ones and fitted diapers we've gotten are still too lose on him. We've rarely had a leak through with these prefolds, a snappi fastener and Bummis Super Whisper cover.

Dre - posted on 02/05/2009




I love the prefolds I got from Green Mountain Diapers too.  They seem to fit really nice too.  Those with a wool diaper cover and my toddler was set!  The wool allows airflow which helps immensly!

Michelle - posted on 02/05/2009




I really like the bambino mio pre folds! Very Absorbant and for extra absorbancy i use a folded up muslin, not to bulky but very absorbant

Beth - posted on 02/04/2009




I really love the ones from Green Mountain Diapers. They are the best made that I have tried and really absorbant. They have lots of options for sizes so you can personalize your choice rather than just having three options. You can get Indian which are softer, Chinese which are a little more durable. There's also a choice between bleached and unbleached, I've found unbleached to be softer and bleached to be more absorbant.

Michelle - posted on 02/04/2009




Personally, we love Bummis. Someone bought us gerbers from babys R us and they didn't work at all - we only use them as burp clothes. My daughter, who is almost 4 months, still needs occasional changing at night but they really work for us. And I don't use pins, I use the snappis and we love those too. Hope that helps!

Nellie - posted on 02/03/2009




If you get prefolds, get the premium ones for more absorbency. These are 2x8x2 ply instead of 2x6x2.

Lee - posted on 02/03/2009




HI i haven't used cloth diapers since my first two kids but every time i see a sham wow comercial i'm tempted to try using them as a liner in the cloth diapers. i know probably crazy but hey the commercials are just sooo good. ;)

Kathleen - posted on 02/03/2009




I like the Indian prefolds from with an aristocrats wool cover.  They are fluffy and very absorbant.

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