I would not really call myself a prefold user, yet I seem to be constantly mesmerized by the prefold comparison picture on Green Mountain Diapers.
I stare at it and ponder over which size I should buy…again I’m not a prefold user! I love the choices and colors and quilty fluffiness.
But this Labor Day weekend I changed all that. I began buying cloth diapers for the new baby and I was determined to get atleast a dozen Green Mountain Diapers (GMD) prefolds.
From what I have read the Orange edged only last a couple of weeks on most babies, unless of course your babies are small to begin with. So I skipped Orange.
I thought of buying the Yellow edged but the width looked to be too much for my typically skinny, long newborns.
As I was stalking the For Sale Or Trade forum on diaperswappers I saw a dozen Green edged prefolds for sale. Brand new, unprepped for less than GMD. I bought them up quickly!
I am not 100% certain that these are the best choice but honestly if I stared at the picture any longer I’d go crazy. If all else fails I’ll use them in pockets or burp cloths or sell them.
There also is a brand NEW size prefold that GMD just released. It is the Periwinkle edged. This is a choice for mamas who birth very large babies (9, 10, 11lb). The Orange edged would be too small and the Yellow a tad big. The Periwinkle are designed to be a short term prefold for larger babies. By short term I mean they may only fit for 2-4 weeks.
For the older child the most popular sizes are the Red and Brown edged.
As far as fastening the prefolds, I’ll be using a Snappi. I really want to use pins but can’t seem to get over the fear. Someone needs to convince me that buying real diaper pins will actually “slide” through a prefold. When I have attempted pinning with a large regular pin it is a huge struggle to get it through the material.
I’m open to persuasion though!
For covers, I have purchased a variety of interlock wool covers and a Woolybottoms soaker from Leslies Boutique. I can’t wait for the itty bitty cloth diapers and covers to start arriving this week!!