Prefold diapers are essentially cloth diapers that have been folded into a more convenient and suitable size. These diapers are made of fabrics that are soft and gentle on a baby’s skin such as bamboo, hemp and cotton. These are also highly absorbent fabrics ensuring that your baby stays as dry as possible during the day, thus preventing infection, rashes and allergies that are caused by sweat or wetness.
The diapers usually contain eight layers of fabric in the centre fold and four layers in each of the side flaps to ensure maximum surface absorption. They also come in different sizes for different age groups of toddlers – commonly found in small, medium and large.
Being a square piece of fabric, these can be tied in numerous ways around the baby and can be fastened with pins or Velcro. This allows you to make sure that your child is comfortable with the way the diaper is strapped on and also allows variations if needed. These can be kept on the baby for long durations of time as they are made of fabrics that breathe and do not bother the baby.
These are also found in fabrics that are not bleached as well as those that are organically grown. This further reduces the exposure of your child to harmful chemicals at a young age. Prefold diapers are specifically made so that your infant is comfortable with a diaper on at all times.