The Flip Day Time insert is a gorgeous organic cotton flat cloth diaper. I first picked one up for a mere $2 off the local buy and sell, and since had a mixed relationship with the Flip Insert. I used it my first year of the flats and handwashing challenge, and it lingers in my stash.
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The Flip Day Time Insert is sold by Flip which is a Cotton Babies brand associated with bumGenius and Elemental Joy. The Flip Daytime Insert is a natural fibre option for the Flip Cloth Diaper. You can use it with anything. It’s typically sold as a three pack for $21.95 USD.
What Is It?
It’s a weird half/full size flat cloth diaper but it’s like been cut in half and then made longer. Check out the picture compared to an Imagine Baby cotton Flat below.
It’s incredibly soft. Think of what butter would feel like if it was made into an organic cotton flat. It even looks like butter being a shade of yellow gold goodness (unlike my picture).
As a single layer material, it dries fast-ish, but not as quick as birds eye cotton. It’s super thin, but it’s absorbant. I would compare absorbency to a large microfiber insert or another cotton insert, about 8 ounces of liquids. But without the problems of microfibre.
But it’s a kind of a weird shape. Every time I pull it out, I go how am I supposed this Flip insert? I’ve even asked around in cloth diaper groups, and very rarely get an answer.
The only reason I wouldn’t recommend this insert is because it’s not natural to fold it. It feels off otherwise, it is a good quality and worth while product.
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How to Fold the Flip Diaper Day Time Insert.
There’s no right or wrong way to fold the insert, but if you are looking for some guidance in the process of folding, here’s a few ways I fold it. Typically depends on the size of my child, so I’ll do my small, medium and large fold. The good thing about the Flip Day time Insert is because it’s so thin, even if you crumpled it in or made it too wide, it’ll never be a bulky cloth diaper.
Taking it along the long edge, fold it into thirds to make the Day Time Insert as short a small microfibre insert. This can then be folded into thirds or fourths depending on how narrow you like your cloth diaper insert to be inside the diaper. This is ideal for babies on the smallest rise setting of a cloth diaper.
If you want it long like a large microfibre insert, then just fold the Daytime insert in half, and then again thirds or fourths depending on what you like for width. I find that thirds is a little better big kids. You might even find you need go down a rise setting because this insert is incredibly thin and you’ll want keep all the elastics ight to prevent sagging bums and leaking. This is for open rise, and I find its too long for me, because we live on middle rise forever in my house.
Neither of those folds work for me, so I fold it like this.
I fold mostly to about 2-3 inches from the top. I then fold that part down. I have had both a boy and a girl, I don’t find I need to switch the location of the absorbency to where they pee. I just put the thicker part to the front for both kids.
I then fold it into thirds, sometimes fourths. Usually fourths because I do like a narrower insert even if it’s a little thicker.
If you fold it in thirds it will be wide, but the Flip Diaper is wide,and it just scrunches up into place and that’s a not a concern. It’s so soft it’ll be comfortable for baby, and really only noticeable because we notice it. Many other prefold inserts will do this when folded.
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