Prefold Cloth Diapers – Why We Should Love Them

Prefold cloth diapers.  Just the mention of them can bring a shudder.  When I was a cloth diapering newbie, the mere suggeston of prefold cloth diapers would be quickly shot down.  I wasn’t interested in those.  I didn’t want to use gigantic safety pins and rubber pants.  While I knew that modern cloth diapers had come a long way since my mother used cloth diapers on me, I didn’t realize that even the “old fashioned” cloth diapers had come a long way since then, too.

Prefold Cloth Diapers are CheapPrefold Cloth Diapers - Why We Should Love Them (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

If a family decides to use prefolds, they’ll save a whole heap of money.  Let’s play the game.

What You Need:

24 newborn prefold cloth diapers ($30.00)

4 newborn covers

24 infant prefold cloth diapers ($35.10)

4 infant covers

18 toddler prefolds

3 toddler size covers

Prefold Cloth Diapers are Versatile

You can do a lot of different things with prefolds.  I no longer use prefold cloth diapers as prefolds, myself, but I find them to be an absolutely crucial part of my cloth diaper stash.  Because Norton is such a heavy wetter, I often stuff his overnight cloth diapers with a Thirsties hemp prefold cloth diaper behind the microfiber insert we also use.  This is the closest thing to bulletproof we’re currently using.  (There’s no such thing as truly bulletproof with that kid.  I think he holds all of his pee until he’s sleeping and then lets it loose.)

If you’re out and about, prefold cloth diapers can be handy things to keep in the diaper bag.  A Bummis prefold would double as a changing pad if I forget mine.  They also make a handy, super absorbent method of cleaning up spills in the car and catching baby barf.

Prefold Cloth Diapers Can Be Repurposed

When you’re done with using prefold cloth diapers as prefolds, you can use them for cleaning.  They’re super soft, so they make excellent dust cloths for your high quality electronics and furniture.  They are also just the right size for a baby doll’s stroller blanket.

Prefold cloth diapers have endless potential.  What do you do with your prefold cloth diapers?