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Posted by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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So my dh and I have decided to cloth diaper. We were planning on using pocket diapers, but I had a friend contact me about a stash of prefolds and covers that she has. But I have no clue how these work? She has a ton of prefolds but only 10 covers? How is that enough for a newborn (she swears it is). I guess I just don't understand the prefold system yet. Could someone give me a quick crash course? Lol
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 1:01 PM
I only had seven covers for my NB, and now i only have eight. Its way enough because you don't have to change the covers every change, just when they get soiled with poo. The prefolds will hold the waste and get changed every time. If the covers are PUL you can even wipe them down and reuse them if they get a little soiled.
I change covers every morning and if poo gets on them, so maybe once during the day.
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Mrs.Salz
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I haven't CD'd a newborn yet  but I've heard the same thing from everyone - 6ish covers and at least 2 dozen prefolds.

Klbushman
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 4:38 PM
So do you wrap the prefolds around the baby or do you fold them like an insert?
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Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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thundersky
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:24 PM
Look up some YouTube videos on how to use prefold.
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pinkiebabii
by Bronze Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:25 PM
You can do either. I hate pockets. I only use covers and pre folds or fitteds.
I have like 30 pre folds and 7 covers.


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So do you wrap the prefolds around the baby or do you fold them like an insert?
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pinkiebabii
by Bronze Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:31 PM
I trifold them to look like an insert. If he has a super poop day, and I run out of covers if wrap them and tie the sides with rubber bands lol.

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So do you wrap the prefolds around the baby or do you fold them like an insert?
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jconney80
by Group Mod on Dec. 6, 2012 at 12:58 AM
I used a Snappi to hold a prefold on. I never trusted just laying it in the cover with my poop monsters LOL

But yes that's plenty of covers! Like everyone said you don't need to change a cover every diaper change only when it gets soiled or stinky lol. I used prefolds and covers mostly all the time with my son. I had a few fitteds and pockets... Pockets for at night and didn't have that many covers!


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So do you wrap the prefolds around the baby or do you fold them like an insert?
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