Cloth Diapering Mailbox Mondays Prefolds

Cloth Diaper Advice – Mailbox Mondays 12/16/13 – Prefold Sizing

prefold #clothdiapers sizing via @chgdiapers

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Holli asks:

How do you know when to use the next size prefold? What are different ways to tell when to move up a size?

If you are snappi’ing/pinning or using Boingos, you’ll need to size up when the wings are not long enough to secure, the rise is too low, or the absorbency is no longer adequate.

If you are tri-folding them in a cover, you may wish to size up when you move to the next rise setting and the prefold isn’t completely covering the cover’s inner. This isn’t necessary if you aren’t bothered by the cover’s inner touching more of your baby’s skin than usual.

For trifolding in a pocket or cover, moving up a size will add additional absorbency via the added length, though you could also choose to add an insert/doubler instead.

How did you know when to size up?

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  • January 2, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks for this advice! It surely helps a lot to figure this out. You think it would be obvious but sometimes its not.

  • Kimberly R
    December 16, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I started out with large flats, and folded over the extras until he grew into it, so I’m no help.

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