Why Flats? Because they cheap, and easy to wash. I really like flats, and I always say (well, always since the first flats challenge 2 years ago) that I wish i had known about them when i began my cloth diaper journey. I tried prefolds first, and didn't like the way they fit my then 15 month old -- but if i had tried flats, i could have tried a different fold and they would have worked! Back then, i really didn't want to spend a lot of money on cloth, so i know i would have stuck with it. (not that i want to spend a lot now... its just so easily justifiable)
So, I tried flats when Bently was just a few days old, they were so bulky, even on this 8lb baby -- they fit ok before his umbilical cord fell off, but they were irritating it and causing bleeding so I used disposables for a few days. Here was our first attempt at flats on a newborn.
|origami fold, 2 days old and about 8lbs|
|origami fold with thirsties duo cover (2 days, 8lbs)|
|awwwww.... so tiny!|
|not a flat. this is a one size fuzzibunz pocket on my adorable tiny 1 week old|
|origami fold with thirsties duo cover (3 mo, 15ish pounds)|
|origami fold (same diaper and cover as seen on the newborn above)|
|jo fold - flour sac towel|
|jo fold in cover|
I am lucky to have such a cooperative little guy - it was so much harder the first time around learning to use flats with a squirmy 8 month old!
That is really all I've got for today, nothing ground breaking, just diapers.