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lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" Quick question. When making your own flats out of receiving blankets, what measurements do you use?"</blockquote>



Faith uses like 28 or 30 I think. Mine are small but I'm not sure what size I didn't measure they're just what I had here and she's small so they're ok. Idk how long they'll fit but it should be a good while.

~Manda Panda +3 1/2~ 16 kids; Arkansas 39074 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting Ecstasy:" How many times should i wash our prefolds before using them roughly? I've done 2 warm washes so far ... [snip!] ... (each 1 1/2 hours long).. Do i need to put them in a drier to fluff them up the first time before using or is line drying ok? "


If new
3-5 hot washes with drying in between or boiling for 30 mins and drying. You need to have them quilted for first use. They shrink quite a bit. I would dry, then wash and dry again. They get more absorbent each time :)

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
7th Mar '13

Why do I have to hate stuffing pockets so much :( they're the only ones that are holdin up overnight. I'm thinking its the microfiber. So I wanna make some microfiber inserts soon and cover them in some cotton fabric. Do you think that would be ok on baby's skin to use inside a cover? I just HATE stuffing pockets so much. I cringe when I think about doing it :(

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting lolajessup:" Why do I have to hate stuffing pockets so much :( they're the only ones that are holdin up overnight. ... [snip!] ... would be ok on baby's skin to use inside a cover? I just HATE stuffing pockets so much. I cringe when I think about doing it :("


Buy some cheap alvababy ones or make your own and then sew some microfleece sleeves for them to go in! :)



Or sew the inserts into the microfleece sleeve.. it'll stay dry against bubs skin & would be relatively cheap.



Or you could just sew 1 layer of microfleece on top of your insert if you make your own/buy them.. probably be cheaper since you'll use less.

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting ~Manda Panda +3 ~:" If new 3-5 hot washes with drying in between or boiling for 30 mins and drying. You need to have them ... [snip!] ... them quilted for first use. They shrink quite a bit. I would dry, then wash and dry again. They get more absorbent each time :)"


I ended up doing 2 hot & 2 warm washes (each 1hr 15mins long with 2 rinse cycles) .. 2 with detergent, 2 without.



I also boiled for 15mins and then left them to soak in the water a further 15 (with the element off)



Fingers crossed they're ready to use!



I dont have a drier so am going to hang dry them.. i hope it doesn't effect absorbency for the first time using them

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ecstasy:</b>" Buy some cheap alvababy ones or make your own and then sew some microfleece sleeves for them to go in! ... [snip!] ... sew 1 layer of microfleece on top of your insert if you make your own/buy them.. probably be cheaper since you'll use less. "</blockquote>



I'm making some covers when my mom goes on Spring break at the end of the month. So I figured I can just put some microfiber in them. I don't wanna ruin my dipes I bought by altering them. But I know microfiber can't touch their skin so I figured I could just cover it with cotton and it would still work but not touch their skin. Idk how much needs to be between their bottom and the microfiber.

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ecstasy:</b>" Buy some cheap alvababy ones or make your own ... [snip!] ... with cotton and it would still work but not touch their skin. Idk how much needs to be between their bottom and the microfiber."


any amount should be fine :).. aslong as the microfiber is covered.



is you use microfleece its a 'stay dry' material, so she wont feel wet when she pees.

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 61825 posts
status 7th Mar '13

Am I the only one that doesn't stuff until I go in to do the diaper change? I have my stacks of shells and stacks of inserts in the drawers. Sometimes, if I am bored I might stuff them while watching a TV show or something, but I don't like the way microfiber feels so I don't like to touch a whole lot of it at once.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:" Quick question. When making your own flats out of receiving blankets, what measurements do you use?"

I prefer the 30x30 ones. Gerber and Garanimals are my favorite ones. Easy to find and inexpensive.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting Piecey.:" Am I the only one that doesn't stuff until I go in to do the diaper change? I have my stacks of shells ... [snip!] ... watching a TV show or something, but I don't like the way microfiber feels so I don't like to touch a whole lot of it at once."

I usually don't stuff right away. I used to, but now I like to customize the absorbency depending on if we're going somewhere, if she's getting a bath soon, whatever.

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting Piecey.:" Am I the only one that doesn't stuff until I go in to do the diaper change? I have my stacks of shells ... [snip!] ... watching a TV show or something, but I don't like the way microfiber feels so I don't like to touch a whole lot of it at once."


I like being prepared and having everything ready to use ASAP.. (especially because hubby is home tons to help out with changing)



I have all of mine stuffed and ready to go on separate shelves depending on wether they're night/nap time nappies (with bamboo/mf) or daytime nappies just mf.



I hate the way it feels too! Almost like it hooks my skin sometimes.. like.. sticks kind of? :? its horrible.



I make sure my wipes are pre moistened & in a tub ready to go as well.. i can not be bothered spraying wipes/fiddling around while i've got a poopie baby/toddler butt to wipe LOL! :)

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 61825 posts
status 7th Mar '13
Quoting Ecstasy:" I like being prepared and having everything ready to use ASAP.. (especially because hubby is home tons ... [snip!] ... to go as well.. i can not be bothered spraying wipes/fiddling around while i've got a poopie baby/toddler butt to wipe LOL! :) "


My wipes are wet and folded so they pop up and all that in advance. I am too wishy washy on what diaper I want him to wear when so I just wait until that moment to stuff it according (like Faith :))



Yes! I hate the feeling of it grabbing at my skin. Blech.

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting Piecey.:" My wipes are wet and folded so they pop up and all that in advance. I am too wishy washy on what diaper ... [snip!] ... I just wait until that moment to stuff it according (like Faith :)) Yes! I hate the feeling of it grabbing at my skin. Blech."


I hate stuffing now... lol! - i've only got 10 BumGenius pockets that i've been washing/stuffing twice a day (and 10 prefolds/covers that arrived today)



I use to love it - when i had 1 kid and all the time in the world to relax, watch TV and stuff pockets once he was in bed.



Now that i've got a 5mo & 22mo i have NO TIME to myself.. i've ordered mostly all A12 & fitteds.. i wont need to stuff them and im SO happy haha!! :oops:



The last thing i want to do is to be stuffing pockets or cleaning once i have 'me time'.



:lol:

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 61825 posts
status 7th Mar '13
Quoting Ecstasy:" I hate stuffing now... lol! - i've only got 10 BumGenius pockets that i've been washing/stuffing twice ... [snip!] ... and im SO happy haha!! :oops: The last thing i want to do is to be stuffing pockets or cleaning once i have 'me time'. :lol:"


AI2s are my favorite.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting Piecey.:" My wipes are wet and folded so they pop up and all that in advance. I am too wishy washy on what diaper ... [snip!] ... I just wait until that moment to stuff it according (like Faith :)) Yes! I hate the feeling of it grabbing at my skin. Blech."

I don't hate the feeling, it's just annoying as hell.