Instead of buying all of one kind like I did with C, I collected all different kinds/brands to try out. My favorite so far has been Green Mountain Diapers prefolds and Thirsties covers. At first, I wasn't sure if they fit right, which surprised me since the covers say they start at 6 pounds. Truth is, on a baby this little, nothing is going to be super trim, hence the term "fluffy butt."
So far, we haven't had any leaks, which makes me happy because I'm a complete prefold folding newb. After a ton of Googling and tutorial watching, I can safely say that the jelly roll fold is my favorite. It takes a second to set up, but it seems to be the most trim and comfortable on her. It also creates little gussets around her legs to keep messes in.
See how tiny her legs are in comparison to my hand? Apparently, I only make children with tiny bird legs.
Other than their ease of use and ability to fit my little 7 pounder, I absolutely love the patterns that Thirsties come in! Argyle, flowers, stripes, solids - so pretty, its a shame to cover them up with clothes! I scored most of my Thirsties covers during Black Friday sales, which saved a ton of money. Even at full price, however, prefolds and covers are the way to go if you want to save some cash when building your stash.
|Thirsties size one cover in Scottish Rose|
Two kids in cloth; one a messy, sweaty toddler, the other a spit up queen. Lets just say, I'm happily up to my eyeballs in laundry.