I just can’t do it – I can’t cut my blue-edge CPF’s.
I really, really love my blue-edge CPF’s. CPF’s, for the uninitiated, are Chinese Pre Folded diapers. I just found out that I can’t even get these (exact) diapers anymore; Green Mountain Diapers shares that they’ve been discontinued. They’ve been so useful over the years, having gone through a part-time cloth diapering stint with my (now 7 years old) son, two nieces, and two nephews. They have had a varied and productive career, serving as burp cloths, impromptu nursing pads, and changing pads, persistently earning their keep even when “this cloth diapering thing” wasn’t working out.
Bottomline – I haven’t convinced myself to cut into my precious blue-edges, but I have to admit that I’m becoming tempted by these tutorials:
These make a gorgeous, “lux” fitted that rival most purchased ones.
This tutorial presents a much more basic prefold-to-fitted conversion.
Neither require a serger.
my baby wore them for about three weeks! she was born august 8th she motlsy fits into them but they are starting to get tight she was born 6 lbs. 13 oz and came home at 6lbs 8 oz, and now im guessing she is about 8 pounds because the newborn diapers are getting too small and giving her rashes, so i just put a size 1 (8 14 lbs) diaper on her and it fit alot more comfortably without sliding down her butt like the smaller ones did because they are getting too small. And now i have tons of newborn diapers left that i bought a week ago! she still fits into most newborn clothes but shes deffinately getting bigger fast! and fits into some of the 0-3 month clothes but she wore almost all of her newborn clothes and she had a ton of them, because she spit up on them alot so i went through 2 3 outfits a day and sometimes even pooped or peed on them while i was changing her hahah really the more you have the less laundry you have to do but she will probably get a chance to wear most things atleast my daughter did. Also in her second week i had to put her in some looser clothes because the tighter ones were irritating her belly button and making it bleed a little but now the umbilical chord thing fell off after 2 1/2 weeks
here is a great tutorial that doesn’t require tooooo much destruction to the prefolds….but still a nice fitted shape!