cross-posted from: https://parenti.sh/post/128
> These simple and small items **will allow a onesie to fit over a cloth diaper** as well as allow the onesie to be used longer on a child who grows taller before they grow bulkier.
> The first R is reduce. This allows a reduction in clothing needs.
I use predominantly prefolds and flats and usually use a Snappi. I made an order from Green Mountain Diapers (they are currently having a sale on muslin flats with 20% off using coupon code MUSLIN) and got a free set of diaper pins from them. I cannot for the life of me get the diaper pins to penetrate the fabric.
I've poked them into a bar of soap. That hasn't helped much.
I am an older sibling in a cloth diapering family and when my kid brother was in cloth diapers (prefolds) there were only diaper pins. I would change his diapers sometimes. I cannot remember having trouble getting any diaper pins to penetrate the fabric.
If seven year old me could pin a diaper, this strikes me that something is amiss with the current generation of pins, maybe just this set of pins, or the current generation of flats and prefolds. Does anyone have any insight as to which it could be?
I know that prefolds shrink down from the brand new square that one purchases, but do they continue to shrink forever and just slowly. While I haven't measured my prefolds, they seem to be smaller than even the shrunken-"washed" size in the size chart from their point of origin, and where the cover has not shrunk, they seem now to be tinier by comparison ... almost unusably so.
I'm wondering if this is a natural aspect of the prefold or if this is abnormal and points to them being mistreated by me somehow.
Does anyone know?
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