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I got the prefolds...now what?

I was kinda sorta but not really thinking about changing to cloth diapering. But I was put over on board today when I saw a great deal on a bunch on new prefolds. So I bought them but I don't know what else to buy. I'm sure I need pins to keep them closed and I think I'll need liners, what else do I need? What else do I need to do? Any tips?

 
keisha613

Asked by keisha613 at 9:39 PM on Jul. 16, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Snappis instead of pins. http://www.snappydiapers.com/item_80/Snappi-Size-1-Baby.htm
    We really like Thirsties diaper covers http://www.snappydiapers.com/item_30/Thirsties-Diaper-Cover.htm

    Here is how to fold a prefold - we use the angel fold
    http://www.diaperjungle.com/folding-diapers.html
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:03 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • They have these cool clip things so you don't have to use pins. I can't think of what they are called but I bet you could google the,. And you will need the plastic cover things.
    SoniaL

    Answer by SoniaL at 9:42 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • You need covers, and I would recommend sappis instead of pins... or just use the covers to keep them in place.

    You'll also need to decide what kind of detergent you want to use (check out the detergent chart at www.diaperjungle.com)

    You don't really need liners... I've never used them.

    Cloth wipes are nice, too :)

    That's all I can think of for now.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 9:43 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • I learned everything from bummis.com. the prefolds I got they recommended washing and drying them a few times before use to shrink the cloths. I can't find liners around here and haven't used them.
    GingerMom33

    Answer by GingerMom33 at 11:19 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • You don't mean Gerber prefolds from WalMartz, do you? If so, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. Those aren't meant to be used as diapers, just burp rags. Use real Chinese or Indian prefolds from one of the websites the previous answers have mentioned. Otherwise you've gotten some awesome advice. :)
    ohbladi

    Answer by ohbladi at 11:30 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • I meant to say I got them from a thrift store. They are good ones I think. The brand was icky baby and some were swaddle designs.
    keisha613

    Comment by keisha613 (original poster) at 6:26 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

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