We’ve been using our prefolds for quite a while now. They are working out pretty well. It’s taken a little practice though. At first we were folding the diaper up and using a Snappi to hold it in place. Then adding the cover. I have two different brands of covers, Flip and Thirsties Duo. The Thirsities cover worked best for this method, the Flip cover wasn’t big enough to cover the toddler prefold all the way. Then I was online one day and saw a video about different folds for prefolds and I realized you could fold the prefold in thirds and lay it in the diaper. A lot faster for diapering a squirmy toddler.
Thirsties cover with prefold, folded in thirds.
I actually liked the Flip cover better for this method, it has flaps on the front and back to keep the prefold tucked in. Then I saw on a blog that you can fold the prefold into fourths. This makes the diaper fit into the cover better, and also makes it more absorbent.
Thirsties cover with prefold, folded in fourths.
Flip cover with prefold, folded into fourths.
Both covers seem to work really well with this method and it has been my favorite so far. I plan on experimenting with the baby sister to see which method works the best on her. Grandma and Grandpa S got us prefolds for her (Thank you!!) so those are all washed and ready to go. We have 3 Thirsties covers in size 1, and she can also use the Flip cover.
Size 1 Thirsties covers.
We also have some newborn and small-sized all-in-one (AIO) diapers that I made. These are just like disposable, not needing any inserts or covers. There is a soft velour inside, a microfiber soaker pad sewn in, and a waterproof outside.
Tiny little newborn diaper. I love the belly button cut out, that’s my favorite part.
Small sized AIO diaper.
That’s what we have so far. We are really happy with how it’s been going with Garrett. I’m interested to see how these work for the baby girl.