A prefold is  a rectangular piece of fabric but has more layers of fabric sewn in for more absorbency in the middle, which creates a ‘prefolded’ diaper. It is also designed to be fastened and used with a cover. Prefolds can be made of cotton, hemp or bamboo fabrics.

Preparing Your New Prefolds

  • Wash at least 3 times before use
  • Separate from synthetic materials in cloth diapers, such as polyester and fleece
  • Ideally, fully dry between washes (hang dry or dryer)
  • Expect prefolds to shrink 10%
  • Use a detergent free off fabric softener

Unbleached cotton, hemp and bamboo contain natural oils that must be removed. We suggest at least 3 washes before using new prefolds. Your prefolds will achieve maximum absorbency after around 10 washes.  You can prep by washing prefolds with your regular laundry, as long as you use a detergent free of fabric softener.

Prep your prefolds separately from your pocket diapers or all-in-ones.  The natural oils you remove during the prep can effect the absorbency of  polyester and fleece of your diaper.

To maintain product warranty always follow manufacturers instructions.