MuslinZ Prefolds Overview
MuslinZ soft cotton prefolds are an ideal cheap basic nappy. MuslinZ cotton prefolds can be used pad folded into a wrap or a great option used as inserts stuffed into pocket cloth nappies. Later on they can be used as boosters or in trainer pants for extra protection as well.
My preference is that they are used in pocket nappies as they are quicker and easier to use.
Unlike other brands of cotton prefolds MuslinZ prefolds are made of layers of thin absorbent muslin fabric making them softer and more light weight.
The Prefold Nappy System
Prefolds are a budget cloth nappy system similar to a Terry Square. Prefold nappies can be simply folded into thirds in a wrap or pinned with a nappy nippa for greater containment.
The main downside to just pad folding prefold cloth nappies is that the nappy is only held in place by the wrap, its containment is only as good as that wrap.
The general idea is that you reuse the wrap upto 4 times rather than washing it at every change however for a newborn breastfed baby, it is highly likely poo will come off the prefold and soil the wrap as well. Now, obviously, this is a phase that passes and the performance of the cloth nappies becomes more reliable over time, but when you’re knee-deep in poo, you might wonder if it was such a great choice after all. I also found that trying to keep the nappy, wrap and liner in place while trying to change a wriggly baby quite tricky.
I still think prefolds are marvellous cheap yet absorbent cloth nappies but I really recommend you use them as inserts inside a pocket nappy. With a pocket nappy you know you will be changing the outer at every change so your expectation is the same as the performance of the nappy system.
Size 1 Newborn 11 x 14 inches
Size 2 Infant 12x17inches
Size 3 Large 15x20inches
Sold singly or in packs of 6
What else do I need?
Wrap or pocket nappy to provide the waterproof part.
Made of muslin cloth rather than thicker tradtional cotton which makes these lighter and less bulky.