flats and if they didn’t work, I’d only be out around 5 bucks. I tossed them into the washer and anxiously waited for the cycle to finish. Once they were done drying, I began practicing different folds. I decided that simply folding it into a long rectangle would be the easiest to use with our GroVia shells. I used one at my son’s next diaper change and I knew right then that I was going to LOVE them!
Here are the advantages to flats I’ve found over 4 months of use:
- I've found that flats retain less funk than my cotton soaker pads because they come completely unfolded in the wash and are able to get cleaner more easily.
- I’ve never had an issue with build-up.
- They are surprisingly absorbent.
- They are readily available.
- They are inexpensive.
- They are trim.
- They are easy to fold.
- They do not require a snappi or pins (unless you prefer a more complicated fold).
- They can easily be hand washed.
- They dry quickly.
- My husband actually likes them, too!
I am so glad to have found flats. They have made cloth diapering that much more affordable and doable for two under 2. I plan to use flats on my daughter once she is on solids and a larger snap setting on our GroVia shells. I hope to participate in the Flats challenge this year!
Mindy is mom to a beautiful newborn girl and a wonderful toddler boy. She loves cloth diapering and loves to write about her experiences!