Big Review of 5 Prefolds and Flats. There Isn’t a Bad One in the Bunch!

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Prefolds and flats are nothing to be afraid of. While they may not be the most convenient of the cloth diapering options they are still pretty easy to use and pocketbook friendly. The biggest bonus, in my opinion, is how EASY these will wash and dry. Most people who exclusively use flats and prefolds don’t have the same washing woes that plague some cloth diaper users. If you have to hand wash or use a Laundromat, this is probably the way to go.

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I tried to use prefolds when Sophia was a newborn. I think I was doing a jelly roll secured with snappis and a Thirsties cover on top. For whatever reason, they leaked every…single…time. I honestly think it may have been user error or just not enough absorbency as I was using a straight cotton blend. Either way, I didn’t try prefolds or flats again until I started to do this review. I don’t know why I waited so long!

Thankfully, the second time around went much better than the first! No leaks this time. As someone who was pretty new to actual flats, when I first opened the package that Sweetbottoms Baby sent to me, I thought, “What am I going to do with these? These can’t be actual diapers!”

Three months later, I can say, while I am no expert, that I think I have the hang of it, lol.

Sweetbottoms Baby is an amazing sponsor of All About Cloth Diapers. Even before I started blogging, I loved Sweetbottoms Baby. It is seriously one of my favorite shops to buy from. They have FREE shipping on everything (unless it’s super heavy and then it has a small surcharge). Every package arrives wrapped up like it’s a gift! This is how the flats and prefolds arrived. Finally, they have a great selection and amazing customer service.

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One other cool thing about this shop is that they offer a prepping service. For $8, they wash your prefolds 3 times in hot water using Eco Sprout detergent. They arrive at your door ready to use! If you still need to prep them, this will explain how.

I did receive these for free, however this is my honest and true opinion.

I received all large sizes as they are for my soon to be two year old daughter. I found that pad folding or a trifold, was the easiest way for us to use the prefold. I had no problems with it shifting. This worked for me because we are dealing with solid poo here. If your baby has looser bowel movements or you find that the prefold moves, keeps your eyes open for my prefolds and flats folding post that is coming soon! If you’d like to see how-to do a pad fold with added absorbency, click here.

As for the flats, I’ve been doing the diaper bag fold, click here to see how to do it!

I also got the chance to use a Blueberry Coveralls and a Rumparooz Cover. Perfect choices not only for prefolds and flats, but also to use at night.

Thirsties Duo Hemp Prefolds

This is my favorite of the bunch. It’s because I’m not really a flats girl and this prefold reminds me the most of just plain ol’ insert. I love Thirsties Hemp Inserts. And I love their prefolds just as much. High quality materials, SUPER absorbent and made in the USA. If you are looking for something for a heavy wetter, this is it.

The Thirsties Hemp prefold is sewn into a circle so the layers can separate in the wash to clean and dry better. The one downside of that is when you try to trifold this, there will be a hump wherever the seam is because there is overlapping fabric. If you use a different fold for this you won’t have the problem as the seam won’t be stacked on itself.

Grovia Prefold

Anytime you want better absorbency go with a bamboo or hemp blend. They absorb A LOT more than straight cotton. This is bamboo/cotton blend that stays soft even after washing and drying. I loved how much this thing could hold. That makes it a good option to use at night, although we still add a doubler for extra protection.

One thing that I would change is the size. These run bigger than I thought! I think the size three (infant long 15” x 18.5”) would have been a better fit on Sophia. The size four or toddler seems to be more like for 2.5 years and up. I had trouble containing the length of this in our covers. Just a heads up!

Osocozy Better Fit Unbleached Indian Prefolds

This one is sized to be 2.5” shorter in the infant size and 5-6” shorter in the premium (larger) size. That solves the exact problem I was having with the Grovia prefolds. If you are trifolding then you don’t need the extra length and this allows for that and keeps things trimmer. The only reason I would say I like the Grovia better is because I need the hemp or bamboo blend and their increased absorbency at this stage in the game.

These are made diaper service quality, lint free (love that) and made of 100% Indian cotton gauze weaved material. These didn’t stay quite as soft as the Grovia’s after being washed either but that is due to the material it is made from.

Osocozy Organic Cotton Flat

If you like to keep it organic then this is the choice for you. This is super trim and stayed soft after washing. Made of 100% organic Birdseye weave cotton. And the website says sewn by WAH moms and grandmas! This is an incredibly trim option. However, I had to use a doubler to have enough absorbency. Usually, I like to throw in an extra Thirsties Hemp Insert.

Babykicks Hemp Flats

I really like this one. Folded up easily and I used like an insert. I folded it in half and then half again and then just played it in a cover. Maybe someone can help me with this one though. I am not sure it is still being made and sold. I couldn’t find it anywhere, just the Joey Bunz prefolds. This measures 14” x 21” and is 55% hemp/45% cotton.

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Today’s post is just a review of different flats and prefolds. But keep an eye out as my next post will be a how to of my favorite folds!

Click here to go to my Collection of Easy Folds for Flats and Prefolds including pictures!

Sweetbottoms Baby has been kind enough to offer a wonderful prize package to All About Cloth Diapers readers. They giveaway will include the reviewed flats and prefolds as well as a Blueberry Coveralls One Size cover! Click here to check out my favorite ways to fold flats and prefolds including pictures! Good Luck!

Congrats~Heather K. was the winner!

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About Jennifer Reinhardt

Jennifer is a 33 year old SAHM to one beautiful little girl named Sophia. She closed her business, Curves, when she found out she was pregnant so she could stay home with her. Jennifer fell in love with cloth diapers even before Sophia was born and searches for ways every day to share the love!

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205 Responses to “Big Review of 5 Prefolds and Flats. There Isn’t a Bad One in the Bunch!”

  1. Samantha Rodebaugh Says:

    I’ve used thirstiest hemp ore folds when I just first started cloth diapering and I didn’t like them but my dd was a huge wetter and she always tends to wet all at once Ina flash flood kind of way and she always leaked, she always does with hemp unless I have something else like bamboo or cotton on top of it. But anyway our favorites were our green mountain diapers prefolds I always had to use a doubler but I loved those! I really need to try groves out one day before my dd potty trains lol

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  2. cora Says:

    I like the OsoCozy large unbleached flats I ha e and Imagine organic prefolds but I have not tried many brands.

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  3. Beki Lozano Says:

    right now all i have tried is diaper rite perfolds and i like them

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  4. Tamara Says:

    I like my Thirsties Hemp
    Prefolds but they are the only brand I have tried. I love them because they are fast drying & very absorbent.

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  5. Carie Says:

    I use Flip covers, but have used many different things for inserts ( wash cloths, receiving blankets). Love not buying disposables!

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  6. Cory perez Says:

    Woohoo!

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  7. Seiw Says:

    Love the GroVias! Soft and thirsty :)

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  8. Shannon Says:

    I’m just getting started on this whole flat/prefold thing, but I’ve started my stash with some FSTs and osocozy prefolds. We’ll see how it all turns out!

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  9. Joanna moe Says:

    My favorite prefold brand is Osocozy

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  10. Heather Ann Says:

    I have OsoCozy prefolds & flats. These are the only flats & prefolds I’ve tried. So I’d love to try some other brands.

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  11. Elizabeth Says:

    I’ve only used gdiapers- and not a fan.

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  12. Kristi Muckenfuss Says:

    I love Grovia because they’re so soft!

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  13. Miriam Matheny Says:

    I am new to cloth. Baby is due in a few weeks so I haven’t gotten to try anything yet! Your reviews are very helpful in deciding which to get though!

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  14. Christine M Says:

    I am loving the GroVia prefold on my 4mo because it is soft and sucks in all the moistyre.

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  15. Valerie Says:

    I love prefolds as they are so easy and you can use for much more than just diapers.

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  16. Barbara Says:

    I would love to try the Grovia prefolds.

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  17. Lydia Says:

    I use and enjoy cotton prefolds. I haven’t found flats that I like yet, but I want to give them a try. The flats I have are rectangular and I haven’t figured out a fold I like.

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  18. Jennae Brehmer Says:

    I don’t have a favorite yet! My baby is due October and I only have Green Mountain Diaper brand. I would love to have a couple of different brands to try!

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  19. Nicole U Says:

    I have not tried any prefolds yet but I like the ones with bamboo and hemp. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. Jillian Says:

    I use prefolds from our local diaper service.

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  21. Jennifer Says:

    I have never tried a flat or prefold so I don’t have a favorite. I am super interested in trying them. I think I’d lean toward bamboo.

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  22. Carissa Joslyn Says:

    The only one I’ve tried is sustainablebabyish|sloomb and i love it!
    i only have one, though. ha

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  23. Paola Pilonieta Says:

    I like Green Mountain prefolds b/c they’re color coded so you know what size they are.

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  24. Cassandra Rae Says:

    Bummis because they are super absorbent, I bought them at my local CD store so they are the only ones I have tried. But in general I love prefolds :)

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  25. Stephanie Wheatley Says:

    My favorite prefolds are Grovia bamboo, they are so incredibly soft and absorbent and are a very good price for the quality!

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  26. Michaele h Says:

    I love plain flour sac towels. They get the job done and no stress, when they start to fall apart.

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  27. Katy Baird Says:

    I’ve only ever used OsoCozy brand, but I am more than happy with them!

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  28. Rachel R. Says:

    I’ve only tried the Bumkins brand prefolds, but I’ve heard good things about Diaper Rite brand too.

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  29. Andrea Merrill Says:

    So. We just started using cloth last week. And the only diapers I have tried so far are the cotton babies flip and the bumgenius all in one. I like the Flip better than the all in one, so far, although the all in one is a little more convenient, the Flip is more absorbent.

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  30. Hannah Says:

    Imagine Brand bamboo!

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  31. April E Says:

    I only have some GMD prefolds and do love their fluffy softness and absorbency and would love to try more varieties

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  32. Laura V Says:

    I have some prefolds I haven´t really tried yet since we have no baby yet. But if it is certified organic, I pretty much feel confident that they will be alright.

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  33. Lisa H. Says:

    I like Geffen baby prefolds because they are super soft!

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  34. Mia Says:

    I love geffenbaby hemp flats for stuffing pockets, but we started out with osocozy prefolds, which we still use from time to time, and I have a big place in my heart for them.

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  35. Diana Says:

    I haven’t tried flats yet but definitely want to. I use prefolds that were handed down to me so I have no idea what brand they are.

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  36. Yolanda S. Says:

    I like our osocozy better fit but I really want to try the thirsties.

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  37. Claire Rheinheimer Says:

    I own one pre fold and have no idea what brand it is. I would like to try more because it works very well for overnight!

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  38. Emily Says:

    I like econobum prefolds :)

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  39. Liz F Says:

    I love the osocozy better fits for daytime, just trifold and go. I like the baby kicks hemp for night to give extra absorbancy.

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  40. Jutta P. Says:

    I love Geffen Baby, they are so soft and absorbent and USA made!

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  41. Jo-Ann Says:

    I’ve only ever used Bummis, but I’ve been very pleased with them. They were perfect for the newborn stage and work well for overnights with my 6 month old now.

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  42. Kara Says:

    I’ve never tried prefolds or flats but would like to!

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  43. victoria W Says:

    Haven’t tried many due to daddy’s preferences but I’ve been loving the Applecheeks we got last month

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  44. amy acevedo Says:

    I have a thirsties prefold that I love!

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  45. Aurora P Says:

    I only have Thirsties.

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  46. Lara Says:

    Not sure yet! I hear good things about a lot, especially Geffen!

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  47. Amber P Says:

    I love my bummis but the rarz with snaps is a fave too since its so easy!

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  48. Lindsay H Says:

    I’ve never actually tried any other than the gerber ones in a pinch!

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  49. Gabrielle Dennison Says:

    I love the Bummis prefolds I bought a few months ago. I also like the prefolds my friend gave me though I’m not sure what brand they are.

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  50. Amy Jarman Says:

    I don’t have a favorite prefold because I am new to cloth diapering. I am really hoping to try new ones for my kids.

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  51. Katie Hammond Says:

    I picked up some Grovia and Osocozy prefolds for our little guy due in September. They seemed so soft and had good reviews! Hopefully they will work!

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  52. Jennifer Says:

    I will have to try out flats when traveling. Govia looks nice!

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  53. Allie Says:

    I’m so new to cloth diapering, I have no idea! I hear hemp is the way to go!

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  54. Katie Krebs Says:

    All I used with my older son was thirsties duo hemp prefolds with green line fleece covers and I couldn’t have been happier! Never ever leaked, washed clean and wasn’t bulky at all. Love!

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  55. Sarah Dupree Says:

    Thirsties hemp prefolds!!!!! They last all night for my heavy soaker and I never had stink build up.

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  56. Sara Says:

    So far I’ve only tried Bummis and Target flour sack towels. both work but I’m interested in trying more!

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  57. Theresa Says:

    I would love to try these!

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  58. Dawne Says:

    I haven’t tried any except the gerber that were passed on to me (yuck.
    I was using gdiapers but would love to try some flats.

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  59. Mary Says:

    I have not noticed that I prefer a certain brand, but I AM partial to organics! I find they are more resilient, softer, & dry softer, even on the line.

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  60. Kimberly Worrell Says:

    Babykicks hemp prefold. I like how thin & absorbant it is

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  61. Jacqui Says:

    I see that the thirties are your favorite, but do you think they are worth 3x the price of the grovias? We use prefolds and need to get some more as our LO is out growing our stash.

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      I think if you are looking for the increased absorbency yes they are worth it. But you have to examine your budget and your needs and go with what works best for your family. Good Luck Jacqui!

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  62. Tricia Says:

    Haven’t tried them yet but I bought a few kinds to try on in a few weeks.

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  63. Jennifer Symonds Says:

    I really like osocozy, they’re really absorbent and soft

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  64. Melissa Says:

    I love using prefolds! My son would get nasty rashes before I switched to cotton prefolds and he has healed up beautifully. And much more economical/user friendly. I even taught my in laws bikini fold and got them on board :-).

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  65. Monica Says:

    I have only purchased Grovia prefolds. I actually haven’t used any yet since my baby is born yet. But, this post is very helpful!!

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  66. Danielle Clark Says:

    Thirsties Hemp Prefolds are my favorite bc I love the texture and absorbency of hemp fibers! Thank you :)

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  67. Jena Says:

    I don’t know! I had a bunch of no-name NB prefolds but now I’m looking at switching to wool covers & prefolds/flats/fitteds & I’m not sure where to turn or start.

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  68. Jeanette E. Says:

    I am a huge fan of the grovia prefolds. I started with econobums and they were our first cloth diapers! I really love that they’re organic and bamboo. I would love to try a Blueberry cover all and the different flats!

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  69. Hannah Says:

    My favorite prefolds are the OsoCozy organic prefolds with the Blueberry Coveralls! They are so soft and they have NEVER leaked on me, even overnight!

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  70. Lauren Simms Says:

    Geffen baby has never let us down. Super versatile and thirsty while remaining soft and squishy.

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  71. Vicki Hall Says:

    I love the Imagine smart fit prefolds and Diaper Rite flats . They are easy to clean and economical and fit perfectly in my covers.

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  72. Kimberly R Says:

    I currently use DiaperRite birdseye flats & large Indian cotton prefolds, and Econobum prefolds. Now that Jr. is 20 months, the large prefolds have the better absorbency and size for naps, but the Econobums worked so well from 6-18 months for his size, until the rise got a little small for him. I can still use them trifolded, but they’re beginning to be a little on the weak side for absorbency.

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  73. Aislinn Says:

    I haven’t had the chance to try prefolds yet (little one is due Sunday,) but we ordered Green Mountain prefolds due to the recommendations of so many on the internet. I’d love to try out other brands, though!

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  74. nikki Says:

    I’ve never tried any. I use flour sack towels as flats pad folded in my pockets during the day though and they work great for us.

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  75. may Says:

    Only tried GMD. Seem to for fine for me. Love the are cheaper than all in ones

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  76. Ainee Ramos Says:

    I have used both thirsties and grovia prefolds. grovia size 1 is a perfect size as insert for my size 1 applecheeks but I like size 1 thirsties for my size 2 applecheeks

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  77. Alessandra P Says:

    I just bought a few of the Flip daytime flats and I LOVE them. I wish I could find something that was as soft for a better price. Does anyone know how these different brands compare as far as softness?

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Geffen Baby! Hands down my favorite. THe jersey is the softest I’ve ever felt and they are SUPER absorbent. I use just one on my toddler nothing extra with no problems.

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  78. Kristina Says:

    My favorite brand of prefold are the ones in my diaper service! :-)

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  79. KD Says:

    The only flats I have are flour sack towels, which work well. I would love to try osocozy better fit prefolds, since they fit really well when trifolding.

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  80. stephanie Says:

    grovia, because they are tag less and super soft

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  81. Sheri Herum Says:

    I have only used the Cloth-eez brand sized prefolds (by Green Mountain Diapers) but they have worked well for us. Thanks!

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  82. Kati Says:

    So far I have tried Nicki’s bamboo flats and prefolds and flour sack towels. The Nicki’s prefolds are my favorite. At night I trifold with a newborn size BumGenius microfiber insert inside the center and top with a raw silk liner. Keeps my girl feeling dry and rash free all night.

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  83. Kristen M. Says:

    I just started using flats. I use GMD and also some cheap flour sack towels I got at Walmart. I switched due to constant ammonia build-up and the flats have really helped me to finally (almost) conquer this issue.

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  84. Amanda Says:

    My husband and I will be using cloth diapers for the first time in a few weeks with the arrival of our third child! I can’t wait to experiment with different types of cloth diapers and see which one works the best for us!!!I love getting updates and info about cloth before baby actually gets here— makes me feel prepared! :)

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  85. Erin B. Says:

    I have never tried flats but I love my econobum prefolds!

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  86. aimee p. Says:

    I haven’t used flats or prefolds yet, so do not have a favorite brand. Would like to try a few difference brands though.

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  87. ania Says:

    I’m starting this adventure in a month or so(8 month pregnant). Hope to find out my favourites right here :)

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  88. karisa Says:

    I’ve only used GMD so far but they absorb great.

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  89. Jacqueline Says:

    Our Bummis prefolds are now on child #2 and are still working after almost 3 years even though I abused them quite a bit (with very hot water and stripping.)

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  90. Ashley F Says:

    My favorite prefolds are Thirsties and my favorite flats are the Ikea burpcloth flats that are sadly no longer sold in the US! My next favorite flat is Osocozy unbleached.

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  91. Colleen Maurina Says:

    So far we have just tried the unbleached indian prefolds and they work fine!

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  92. Cassie Burke Says:

    My baby hasn’t arrive yet, but I have a combination of gmds, imagines, and a few thirsties to give me an idea of what I like better.

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  93. Melissa c. Says:

    Grovia!

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  94. Alexandra M Says:

    just started and only have the flip flats which are realy nice but realy need to try more to be able to say which one is my fav. ;)

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  95. Amanda Alvarado Says:

    I like the Indian Prefolds – no particular brand.

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  96. Jennifer Says:

    love osocozy flats but i love my plain old indian prefolds best since they pin well with snappis!

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  97. Melissa Marie Says:

    Excited to cloth diaper when LO arrives next month!

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  98. Cora Says:

    No favorite yet since my little guy has yet to be born. Hopefully I will likev at least one type of the different brands I plan to get.

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  99. Kaitlin L. Says:

    I’m actually not sure what brand of prefolds I have. I got them as a gift from a friend and never asked the brand. I really like them though, they are good for night time.

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  100. sharon b Says:

    I love my Green Mountain Diaper prefolds and flats. The one size fits all ones aren’t my favorite because I can’t get a good fit with those brands. I would rather buy sized ones. I like the quality and feel of their diapers. They have never let me down. I love their absorbency and versatility. I will say that I have two Geffen prefolds that I love for night time diapering only. They are super absorbent and we only need to add an absorber to ensure dryness. But I’m not a fan of this for daytime use. They are a little over kill for one pee during the day.

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  101. Catherine W Says:

    No favorite brand, most of my prefolds were purchased used, and the few flats I own were my nephews’ burp cloths.

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  102. Sheridan Says:

    I use Gerber prefolds and I love them

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  103. Marian F. Says:

    Right now I only have one brand and that’s Imagine baby. I have no complains so far.

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  104. Melissa Lusk Says:

    So far I have only used both sizes of Thirsties prefolds on my son, but I’ve only ever used the trifold in a cover with them, because for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to get snappis to stay attached to them!!! I would love to try the Grovia prefolds though, I’ve heard good things about them! :)

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  105. Judith Martinez Says:

    I’ve only tried flour sack towels and oso cozy flats. I really like the oso cozy best.

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  106. Rachel Meurer Says:

    I love my Little Lion flats. They have gone through four kids and are still my favorites

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  107. Sarah Hayes Says:

    i really like geffen bc they are super absorbent and trim

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  108. katie s Says:

    I really like my osocozy flats. I’ve used those and indian cotton, which I don’t really think count as a brand since everyone has their version.

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  109. Denae Says:

    I have only used GMD prefolds, as this is what a friend gave me to borrow during our infant stage. I am now getting ready for baby #2 and need some more prefolds. I would love especially to try the Thirsties.

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  110. Paula G Says:

    Cloth-eez flats from GMD! I’m surprised you didn’t review them. They are great!

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  111. Rachel Says:

    I like Grovia prefolds!

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  112. Sica Says:

    Hoping to find my favorite when #2 comes in November!

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  113. Christina C Says:

    Thirsties, because it’s the only one I’ve tried so far.

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  114. Christina Says:

    Just started using the flats linked in the last post you made and they are working great with my bamboo inserts!!!

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  115. Devin M Says:

    I am new to cloth diapering so I don’t have any favorites yet. I look forward to finding out though! Thanks for your informative reviews which are helping me along my way.

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  116. Angela Says:

    I am loving my OsoCozy birdseye cotton flats with a cover. They are so easy to wash, dry, store and the trim fit is second to none. In a pinch I’ll use an old receiving blanket as well. Flats are awesome!

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    • Angela Says:

      And I have to add I even got my DH to start using flats – he was apprehensive at first but now he folds them like an old pro :)

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  117. Shauna K Says:

    Could the Babykicks flat actually be the Babykicks Hemparoo Duz-it-all? About the right size, it’s the hemp/cotton blend. Anyways, I love ours :) It was too big for our 2 month old when we first started CDing, so it got relegated to a burpcloth- my favorite burp cloth however!! Love our Thirsties- we use it as an overnight along with a trifolded Imagine organic flat in a Thirsties cover. I especially love flats when traveling since they wash so easily, so different washers/dryers accommodate them well :)

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  118. Laura Hickman Says:

    Started w my first using prefolds and covers and kept with them even after trying AIOs, AI2s, fitteds, you name it! I gotta have GMD though, they’re really the best if the best when it comes to prefolds…paired with a thirsties snap cover and it’s always been bulletproof for us.

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  119. Weng Rodriguez Says:

    Thanks for a great review.

    I like that prefolds can be repurposed when they are no longer used for diapering. They help keep kids’ back try when they play all day.

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  120. ash Says:

    Thnx for the info! We are about to start prefolds and I have no idea where to start lol

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  121. Mia W Says:

    GMD prefolds, Sweet Iris snug bug flats. Obsessed.

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  122. Melissa Says:

    Right now I only use prefolds that I got at BRI but I actually like using them. I was looking to buy more of a better brand as my baby grows. This post is prefect for me!

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  123. Emily Smith Says:

    The only one I have is Hemp Babies Big Weeds and I LOVE them! They are so absorbent, and I can put them in my diaper covers or pockets!

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  124. Becky Says:

    Right now I am really liking the Geffen baby prefolds because they are so soft and so absorbant. And i like that they are the same thickness throughout so I can fold them any direction!

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  125. Heidi Says:

    My favorite are green mountain workhorse prefolds. Oh so soft and they are even better for baby #2. I have thirsties covers that are great too.

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  126. Danya Allen Says:

    I have tried to Grovia prefolds and love them!

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  127. Renee Devine Says:

    I am nervous about trying flats! There is so much folding involved. It seems so intimidating.

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Like anything, there is a learning curve Renee, but don’t worry a little practice and you will be like a pro!

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  128. jess Says:

    looove flats! ive only ever tried cotton mostly for cost reasons- this is such a cool giveaway!

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  129. Deanna Burroughs Says:

    Grovia bamboo cotton prefolds!!! Love them!

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  130. Amanda Young Says:

    We use the babykicks at night and it works perfectly so far, but I’ve heard lots of good things about Thirsties. And we love getting presents from Sweetbottoms!

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  131. Lauren Says:

    I love Cloth eez Birdseye organic cotton one size flats. Simple but a great size and absorbent.

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  132. Nicole Says:

    Ive only used Green Mountain prefolds and loved them. Very interested in trying others when we have baby #2

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  133. Jenny B. Says:

    I LOVE prefolds and covers! They are my favorite go-to!

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  134. Jessi O Says:

    I am using gmd organic small prefolds for my newborn. They are still a little bulky but by far my favorite cloth diapers. I absolutely love prefolds. I used them with my first as well. They are my fav because I have never had a leak or blowout while using prefolds.i am trying to get my stash to include hemp flats, but these are out of my budget. So I’m thinking of making my own.

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  135. Kate weir Says:

    I also have mystery unbleached Indian prefolds with green stitching, but would love to try sweetbottoms!

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  136. Amy Says:

    I have been using pockets, but I am really trying to branch out into flats/prefolds and covers. This post helped a lot!

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Amy, You don’t need special covers either! You can still use your existing covers over any of these :)

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  137. Janae Says:

    I’m a first time mom, my baby is 5 months and I have used prefolds right from the get go. I use the gerber 6-ply and always do the trifold. It has been a learning process but I really love them. I do have a few bumgenius pocket diapers to use at night because it got to the point where the prefolds would leak unless I doubled them up but then they were so bulky. This review is great though and I would love to try out these other brands.

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  138. Mesha C Says:

    I have Osocozy unbleached flats and Thristies. I am not a particular fan of either flat diaper, still on the look out to upgrade my stash.

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  139. Jessica Hughes Says:

    The only prefold I’ve tried is Osocozy!

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  140. Rachel D Says:

    I like Orange Diaper Co terry squares (flats) the best. They are so stretchy.

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  141. Mesha C Says:

    I have Osocozy unbleached flats and Thristies.

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  142. Amanda Says:

    I currently use pockets but would really like to try flats and prefold a and this was very informative. Thanks

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  143. Rachel Says:

    I’m brand new to cloth diapering (going on 3 days)! I’m currently working my way through my trial package that I got from SweetBottoms. Haven’t tried any flat diapers and I’m not sure which prefolds I have. Still learning the ropes!

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  144. Rachel R Says:

    I want to try some! Very interested in thirsties prefolds .

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  145. Anna C. Says:

    We’ve only ever uses OsoCozy because we could get them a my a local store. I would live to venture into flats as well!!

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  146. Catherine Says:

    I haven’t tried any flats yet and I’ve only used Imagine prefolds and Thirties hemp prefolds. I definitely don’t like the Thirties ones because they’re way too thick but the Imagine ones work great.

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  147. Rebekah Beasley Says:

    I love SweetBottoms!! I use cheap prefolds that were given to me with Kawaii covers. I love how they can do so much, they fit a range of sizes, use them as wipes, and great for extra stuffing!

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  148. Mallory Eno Says:

    I’m still waiting for my bundle of joy to arrive, but I have some Bummis which were given to me.

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  149. Brandi Powell Says:

    I have mostly Bummis prefolds and like them! Although I would love to try a bamboo or hemp one

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  150. Charisma Says:

    I love the Indian prefolds from cottonbabies. I have also used Bummis newborn prefolds.

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  151. Brooke Says:

    Mine are all “mystery” prefolds. Most were gifted and one is an unbleached prefold with green edging. It is my favorite. I wish I could remember what it was!

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  152. Leah Downs Says:

    Thanks for the info. I’m looking into prefolds and flats for my next baby.

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  153. Nicole Ryan Says:

    Clotheeze! No leeks, soft, and easy to clean cotton!

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  154. Robin Jones Says:

    I have Osocozy unbleached flats and Geffen Baby hemp/cotton jersey flats and love them both! Osocozy for daytime, Geffen Baby for night.

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  155. Deirdre Pfeffer Says:

    Pre pre preped!!!! That is super nice of them!!!! I have a few pre folds iv been stairing at blankly… My big problem is I have two different covers that I hate!!! One the legs don’t fit any way I snap it up and the other it leaving marks! When not using the prefolds and flats as inserts,which is better? Snappies or pins?

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  156. Sarah Says:

    I have only used FSTs but I LOVE flats! They are the easy, breezy, beautiful of the diaper world. Well, diaper laundry, anyway.

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  157. Valerie S Says:

    Geffen Baby bc I love their hemp.

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  158. Rachel Grzela Says:

    So far my fave is flour sack towels. I don’t have much money to try others yet.

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  159. Sharon C. Says:

    I currently use the OsoCozy unbleached cotton prefolds, and I definitely enjoy them because they’re soft and easy on the budget, but I would really love to stock up on Thirsties duo Hemp prefolds whenever my budget will allow because they’re super soft and much more absorbent!

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  160. Heather Lee Says:

    I love my CLoth-eez prefolds. I buy the wide as I have a little chunker. I have had zero leaks. Thank you for the article. I was just searching last night on prefolds trying to decide if I want to try something new too!

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  161. Aimee H Says:

    I currently expecting our first two babies! We’re planning on cloth diapering, so I think I’m going to have to try them all to decide which works best for us!

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  162. AlexisB Says:

    I’ve only ever used the regular Osocozy prefolds. I really did like them!

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  163. Kiersten Says:

    I have just used the cheap ones from Cotton Babies. I would love to try some of these!

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  164. Barbara Says:

    I use OsoCozy flats with my daughter and LOVE them. I would like to try the GroVia prefolds.

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  165. paulena Says:

    I love using flats, I would also like to find a hemp cotton combo I will be on the lookout!

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  166. carrie tomlinson Says:

    i have never tried prefolds yet but i am interested in the osocozy and geffen baby brands.

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  167. Katie Gilmore Says:

    I love the smartbottoms hemp smartfold. They are trim and crazy absorbant!

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  168. terri Says:

    Love babykicks hemp/fleece prefolds. The only hemp that holds my children through the night. Cotton blend- imagine cotton/bamboo. I feel it absorbs a bit more.and its afforable.. All cotton: the traditional go-to GMD. Never had a problem with prefolds or covers. Love them! Always what we used for night time. Seems weird but it works for everyone who tried my advice.

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  169. Susan S Says:

    I love sweet iris flats and geffen baby prefolds.

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  170. stefanie Says:

    sweet pea because they are so soft!

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  171. Karen Franklin Says:

    I’m new to cloth diapering and love to read your reviews!

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  172. Kim H. Says:

    Right now my favorite flat is ozo cozy but its also the only brand I own so I have nothing to comparing it to. I have some prefolds that were used and purchased from another momma so not sure what brand they are but I do like them. I also like the ones I got from Nicky’s diapers. I like flats better than prefolds though.

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  173. Meredith Says:

    I have no idea if I like them because my baby girl isn’t here yet (though she’s kicking me IN THE RIBS as I type this haha), but I bought the OsoCozy Prefolds for newborns on a friend’s recommendation and good online reviews. Great giveaway, thanks Sweetbottoms and AACD!

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  174. Amanda Goddard Says:

    I also haven’t tried prefolds or flats but have been researchimg them and have decided I will for sure be trying this with my next one. My DD is 19 months now and I have thought about using prefolds and using the 4.0’s as a cover.

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  175. Jennifer V Says:

    I’ve only been using pockets and Ai2 diapers. I’d love to try these.

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  176. christie Says:

    Waiting on LO any day now, so don’t have a favorite, but really interested in the Thirsties Hemp Prefolds…though why are they so expensive?? I thought refolds were supposed to be a more economical option but I can get two thirsties hemp inserts for the same price as one hemp pre fold?

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      The prefold is like the absorbency o two of the inserts. There’s more to the prefold, that’s why.

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  177. Tara Says:

    This is hard because I love lots of brands for different reasons. Favorite prefold…probably the one Geffen Baby hemp that I have. It is super absorbent! Flat… I love Hemp Babies flats! They have a bit of stretch to them, which makes them easy to get a good fit.

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  178. hayley s Says:

    I have not really tried actual flats or prefolds yet! I received a pack of the cheap gerber prefolds for a baby shower, and they are absolutely terrible, but worked OK for the newborn days when my little guy didn’t pee that much yet! I have tried the econobum prefolds though and they are excellent compared to the gerber prefolds!

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  179. Elizabeth Godschalx Wisniewski Says:

    forgot to say why I love them. I love them because they are super easy to pad fold, and hold a lot.

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  180. AshleyDawn Says:

    I haven’t started actually using cloth diapers yet, but I have some Gerber prefolds and I have some Osocozy organic cotton ones and I definitely think the osocozy ones will be a lot more absorbant, but their so much smaller.

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  181. Elizabeth Godschalx Wisniewski Says:

    So far I’ve only used the econobum prefolds, and old receiving blankets as flats but I love them both!

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  182. Samanthadlc Says:

    I’ve never tried pre-folds or flat… but I would love to try something new. Our baby just turned 1 yesterday! Maybe some new diapers will be a great present :)

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  183. Katie F Says:

    I really like GroVia and Geffen Baby prefolds.

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  184. Liz McCarthy Says:

    I have never tried flats yet. But my newborn wears green mountain diapers prefolds. :) They work very well for him.

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  185. Jen Says:

    Thirsties and planetwise are my fave for prefolds they fit in just about everything!!

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  186. Joanna Says:

    Although I have yet to give flats a try, I love my prefolds! Thirsties hemp prefolds are my favorite, with nicki’s diapers bamboo/cotton blend second.

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  187. Stacy Renee Says:

    I’m expecting with my first and getting ready for cloth diapering so I don’t have a favorite brand of prefold or flats yet but I am in the market for organic, unbleached, hemp or bamboo ones since I’ve heard they are the best at wicking away moisture! :)

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  188. Mary Says:

    My stash is all prefolds and flats and strangely I’ve only used one of these, the Thristies. It’s perfect for night time. :)

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  189. Liz Gomez Says:

    I have never tried a flat for diapering. My mother in law had given me some prefolds to use a burp clothes, but I use them as backups to my pocket diapers. ????

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