Posts Tagged ‘prefold’

Intro to Cloth Diapers- What is a Prefold?

Sunday, May 15th, 2011 by by

In this installment of the neverending “Introduction to Cloth Diapers” series, I’m talking ’bout Prefolds. You know, the diaper your rich grandma or young grandma may have used.

There was a time when the Prefold was the “luxe” diaper.  Flat cloth diapers, the very large squares of fabric, required lots of folding to use.  Prefolds, which have more layers in the middle strip  called the “wet zone,” only required minimal folding around the baby.  They can come in white (bleached) or brownish/tan (unbleached).  Unbleached prefolds have natural oils and take longer to prep (multiple washings to reach max absorbency).

Prefolds are rectangular diapers with more layers of cotton (or chosen fabric) sewn into the center, and less on each side.  Most prefolds are 4x8x4 layers.  The most common prefolds are Chinese or Indian.  Many brands have colored stitching to help visually tell their sizes.

Today, many people see a prefold and think, “Geeze, that looks hard.” It doesn’t have to be.

There are lots of reasons to love prefolds. They: (more…)


Bummis Organic Cotton Prefold Kit Review

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 by by

bummisBummis cloth diapers have been around for a long time.  I bought many used ones when I was pregnant, but this was when I was ignorant about cloth diapers.  I didn’t realize that they were more than used, they were abused.  While I could have been ok using them, I bought some other covers instead and gave those away.  I only used them a few times and didn’t have any problems with them, the laundry tabs were just shot.

I was excited to get another opportunity to try Bummis, and this time I was going to (more…)