|my first ever attempt at using a flat|
Why do I like them? I think it's the absorbency mainly - and the fac t they can be folded in certain ways, so that the absorbency is where you need it. I have tried three folds - the airplane fold, the origami fold and the kite fold, and I think my favourite of the three is the origami fold. I remember my Mum [and Aunties] using the origami fold on my sister and cousins - and it always looked so hard, and complex - very adult... but it only took a couple of goes before I felt like I was somewhat a pro. I think that is part of what is so great about flats - they are almost the 'blank canvas' of the diaper world - and you can modify them to suit your own needs... I imagine the airplane fold is great for using on boys, and the kite fold is probably very adjustable and could be used on a newborn.
I have actually found flats to be so good, that I'm now using them overnight. I have found that for Emersyn they are best used in the origami fold, with a Real Nappies night time booster pad on top - and then a pad folded flat on top of that... there are umpteen layers of absorbency - WHERE it is needed, and when accompanied by a fleece cover, or a Bummis Super Whisper Wrap, they seem very much leakproof - and foolproof.
So are flats overrated? In MY opinion - NO... infact, I think it's quite the opposite - flats are UNDERRATED...