These humble yet reliable prefolds are made from 100% pure cotton, perfect for next to baby's skin. Made from natural fibres these nappies are wonderfully absorbent, breathable, soft, yet durable and are at a highly affordable price point.
Size 1-Suitable with premature babies to around 4 months, these rectangular shaped nappies (measuring 11x14 inches) have three sections of layered cotton. The outside has four layers with the middle section having a thirstier six layers of absorption.
Size 2- Suitable from birth to up to 9 months depending on the size of baby, these rectangular shaped nappies (measuring 12x17 inches) have three sections of layered cotton. The outside has four layers with the middle section having a thirstier six layers of absorption.
Both sized prefolds will fit birth to potty when padfolded in to wraps.
See a short video of these pre folds here
How to use
These can be fitted to baby with a nappy fastener such as a pin or nippa, cover with a waterproof wrap and make sure all the nappy is tucked inside the wrap to prevent leaks. Alternatively, these work very well padfold into a wrap or stuffed into a pocket and they dry much faster than some modern cloth nappy inserts.
Suitable folds with pre folds include: padfold, angel wing and jo fold- see here for videos and guidance on folds
For extra absorbency add a booster inside the flat, or outside between the flat and the wrap to avoid compromising the fit of the fold.
Top with a fleece or disposable liner to keep baby dry and to simplify the disposal of solids (post weaning).
Remember, you can reuse your wraps 3-4 times by wiping them out with a wet cloth if they do not come in to contact with poo.
How to wash and dry
Strong and study workhorse, I can take a hot wash
Pre-wash once before use on a short gentle wash (30/40 degrees) to remove manufacturing residue. Dry naturally.
Once in use, wash at 40-60 degrees. A hardier material than bamboo, these nappies can even take the odd 90 wash with no problems. Do not use fabric conditioner.
Dry naturally if possible. Low tumble only. Can be placed on radiators to speed drying but may make them a little stiff in the long run, to soften back up ‘scrunch’ (yes, that’s the technical term) them between your hands to warm them up.