Terry squares vs prefolds

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Terry squares vs prefolds

Post by denie » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:12 pm

I'm interested in both, particularly for the newborn stage, because I can snappi them.

I was wondering which would dry quicker as I'm having a winter baby, and do people prefer one to the other in terms of ease of use?

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Re: Terry squares vs prefolds

Post by misstickle » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:59 pm

I guess the terry squares would dry faster...but the prefolds would be less bulk.
Id probably use prefolds at first and then when bubs got bigger and needed more absorbancy use the terry squares or flats.
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Re: Terry squares vs prefolds

Post by mama anne » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:00 pm

I prefer terry squares for faster drying, and prefolds for less folding :)
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Re: Terry squares vs prefolds

Post by Darny » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:57 pm

terry squares are HUGE on a NB baby, you could cut some down a bit (or cut up some towels and edge with bias binding) but having tried to use towelling flats on reasonable sized NB's I wouldn't recommend it personally. NB sized prefolds are really quite dinky and not nearly as bulky.
Drying however I'd say towelling would be faster.

You could make yourself some bamboo flats NB sized - they would be less bulky, more absorbent and you could size them to fit and then use them folded up as pocket stuffers later on - can't snappi bamboo fleece unfortunately though.
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Re: Terry squares vs prefolds

Post by denie » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:44 pm

That's great, thank you for all your input, it's very helpful.

I think I'll go with the prefolds but just get enough so if they don't dry it won't matter too much.

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