When I started cloth diapering over a year ago I never thought I would utter the words, "I love prefolds". In the world of cloth diapering they are pretty archaic and not nearly as amazing and high tech as the pocket diaper, all-in-one, hybrid systems, and on and on. But as we have these amazing advances that make CDing more accessible for every lifestyle, more and more die-hard followers of the fluff (hehe) are falling in love with prefolds all over again.
I started CDing with pocket diapers. I use Kawaii and Bumgenius diapers, but I was CDing two children and needed a cheaper way to increase my stash so I wasn't washing everyday. I decided to buy a dozen PFs and some covers and a Snappy to give them a whirl.
You can find many video tutorials on how to put on your prefolds. Here is a really good one.
This uses a Snappy, but I have even used PINS. Yep, when I lost both of my Snappis I bought some pins until I ordered new Snappis. Not as fast, but still gets the job done. So why do I love prefolds?
SUPER easy to wash and dry. They wash up and dry very nicely and easily.
CHEAP. Even buying the more expensive ones, you save a TON. Take the money you save to buy really cute covers.
MULTIPLE uses. I have used prefolds to stuff my pocket diapers and they make an excellent overnight diaper when paired with a hemp doubler.
EASIER than you think to use. It didn't take long to master changing prefolds.
SPACE saver. I don't know why, but these store so much easier than my other diapers. Just a stack of prefolds and a wad of covers stuffed in a drawer. SO easy.
NO STUFFING. I love my pockets because they do last a bit longer absorbency wise but I really dislike stuffing diapers sometimes.
Here's my Bela rocking the fluff cover-free :)
Cloth diapering has really turned out to be something I can feel awesome about doing for my kids. I was never one of those natural child-birthing, breastfeeding, organic food only, attachment parenting types. I kind of rock the mold a bit for a CDing mom :) I hope I prove to all moms that CDing is for EVERYONE! You can do it too! Save money, save your kid's bum, save the planet :-)