The Green Baby Guide’s Best Prefold Diaper Posts

Ah, good old Chinese prefolds with diaper covers! Your basic workhorse of a diaper system. Over the years we’ve written almost 100 diaper posts. Here are the most informative posts about prefolds.

Prefold diapers
with simple, affordable diaper covers are the reigning champions of diapers everywhere!

First check out how to choose an eco-friendly diaper system to make sure prefolds are right for you. (And remember, you don’t have to be monogamous with your diaper system. Playing the diaper field is not only allowed—it’s encouraged.) More of the marrying type? Perhaps you will be interested in my emotional ode to the humble prefold, in which I swear my love and devotion to this absorbent wonder diaper.
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Beat the Cloth Diaper Bulk (Or Learn to Accept It)

One complaint we hear about cloth diapers is that they’re too bulky.  Babies sporting disposables boast a trim and lean figure, while cloth-wearing tots have what we may affectionately refer to as a “basketball butt.”  How can you avoid this dreaded condition?   Here are some ideas:

Embrace it.  If you have a skinny baby (as I did), you’re in luck, because you’ll find clothes will fit much better with the cloth diapers than without.  In fact, once my daughter potty trained, she couldn’t fit in most of her pants anymore!   Also, don’t babies look adorable sporting hu-u-ge diapers like this one?   You can’t get that look with a boring old fitted disposable diaper!
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