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February 16th, 2013, 01:54 PM
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I got some preemie prefolds for Ted for $7 a dozen, and I couldn't pass up the deal. They don't look like they will work well snappied or pinned. Do you think this set up will keep the ebf poop off the covers? It will be kind of fanned out in back.



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February 16th, 2013, 02:11 PM
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Maybe it will work for little poops. Depends on what a big pooper he is How many covers do you have?
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February 16th, 2013, 02:14 PM
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10 covers, plus wool longies.
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February 16th, 2013, 03:05 PM
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10 covers is pretty ample. Sounds good to me. You will have some other diapers too right? Because I definitely would not do trifolded preemie pfs with wool!!
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February 16th, 2013, 03:44 PM
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I also think you will probably end up with some poop on the cover... we always did with trifolded prefolds... but 10 covers should be plenty!
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February 16th, 2013, 04:18 PM
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Should I add extender tabs instead?
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February 16th, 2013, 07:43 PM
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Nah, I wouldn't add tabs, you will still outgrow the absorbency really fast and need to double up, and they will be too small to jellyroll and too short in the rise to fasten pretty fast anyway, trifolding in your covers should be fine. I would get some small/yellow edge closureless workhorses or something for the wool, or else just sell off the wool and call it done!
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February 18th, 2013, 12:53 PM
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We actually snappied preemie prefolds for a couple weeks with Kieran. We used two at once and jelly rolled the sides. After those coupe weeks, he was outgrowing the rise and they were no longer in our stash (we kept them, but didn't use them). But I actually really liked them for under newborn Bummis covers. And he wasn't a small-fry (8lbs, 4oz and 21.75" long). So I do think you can get some use out of them, both trifolded and with a snappi. But, like the others, I don't think I would risk it under wool alone. They did leak sometimes, since EBF is pretty explosive and they are pretty tiny overall. But we did like them. We actually didn't buy orange edge this time, instead we got periwinkles (discontinued) because I figured if we had preemie and then we moved up from there, we would be ready for a slightly bigger newborn size. And I happened to fall into some periwinkles. I don't expect a small baby, so I am thinking it will work fine.

But with ten covers, you should be good even if a couple get slimed in the same day. I don't know if I would tuck the prefolds under the flap in the front of the diaper for a boy. My boys tended to pee in the front more than anything else and I see that getting the cover wet a lot and cutting down the pee absorbency. But that would only matter if he is a big peer, like my boys were. A more normal newborn soaker probably wouldn't pee enough between changes to soak it. But just something to think about if yours does turn out to be a heavy wetter.
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February 18th, 2013, 07:07 PM
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i would jellyroll the sides. it works really well for EBF poops in my experience
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March 9th, 2013, 08:22 AM
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I used the Preemie size (Bummis) with snappis when Eli was tiny. They worked nicely for 2-3wks. But once he got chunky, I had to trifold.

And my kiddo was big 8lbs11oz and 20.5in tall at birth. We managed to use them for a whole month.
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