Prefold Cotton


100% cotton prefolds 40cm x 36cm (but this size will change after washing and the prefolds will shrink by about 1 – 2cm on each side).  Great option for newborn babies to use before they are big enough for the birth to potty nappies



£4.50 £3.25 single £14.95 £12 pack of 4

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Plain 100% cotton prefolds made by Bambino Mio . 48cm x 36cm but this size will change a little after washing and the prefolds will shrink by about 1 – 2cm on each side.  These are a lot bigger than the organic cotton prefolds but can still be used on newborns but will be bulkier. 

Prefolds are perfect for newborn babies if folded around your baby and secured with a nappi nippa.  They fill the gap before your birth to potty nappy fits properly.  They are slim fitting and because they are a two part nappy,  the outer wrap means they are almost leak proof (no newborn poo explosions, or not too many anyway!). And once your baby has outgrown them, use them with the bummis or flip birth to potty wraps folded into three and use as a quick change two part nappy until potty training.  

Pre-folds are simple to use and require minimal folding. They are stitched into 3 sections, with the middle section being the thickest with 8 layers of cotton. Made of 100% cotton they are wonderfully thick and thirsty.  Prefolds are classed as flat nappies and will need an outer wrap.  Use with Bummis Super Whisper, Super Brite,  Flip or Motherease wraps for a great and affordable nappy system.   They are easy to clean and wash, and quick to dry and are very absorbent.  Prefolds are less vulnerable to detergent and urine residue and are less likely to retain odours.  Really versatile for example use as a nappy, a burp pad, or insert/booster for other nappies and they make great rags when you are finished nappying .   Organic cotton IS hands-down the greenest and most sustainable choice in fabrics.

I used Prefold nappies very successfully and happily. Flat nappies are the best value for money and last brilliantly for successive babies.  So if you are prepared for that bit of extra input, go for it, it is not rocket science!   

In my opinion –  I LOVE THEM ! Prefolds can look scary and complicated but with a bit of practice they are a great low cost option.  It can be worth having just a few for those moments when you run out of clean nappies!  Prefolds can also be used to stuff other nappies in particular pocket nappies.  They work really well with the Flip and peenut wraps too and are cheaper than the inserts you buy with these two wrap systems.  However Prefolds would probably not be ideal when other people are looking after your baby as they are a bit more complicated to use, especially if you are folding them and using nappi nippa’s.    In my 12 plus years as a Nappy advisor I have met a significant number of parents who have used Terry or Prefold nappies very successfully and happily.  Flat nappies are the best value for money and last brilliantly for successive babies.  So if you want a really low cost cloth nappy system are prepared for that bit of extra input, go for it, it is not rocket science!

My Tips – Use Nappi Nippas to make fixing the nappies in place much easier. (Nappi Nippas have replaced the safety pin and are easier and safer!)  Look at our folding instructions and watch videos on ‘you tube’.  Practice on your teddy bear before your baby arrives.   Fleece liners can be used to keep your baby’s bottom dry.  Bamboo boosters can be added for extra absorbency.   Use with either the Bumgenius Flip or Totsbots Peenut wraps in place of the inserts sold with these wraps as part of this system, this works out much cheaper, and increases nappy stocks meaning you can wash less often plus keeps cost down considerably.  

Washing and Care – These prefolds should be washed and dried 3-5 times before use to remove the natural oils and waxes. Expect shrinkage of about 20-25% after completing the pre-washes.  Prefolds can be washed at 90 but generally a 40º to 60º wash is fine.  Please read carefully our full ‘washing and care instructions’.  All nappies and wraps must be washed according to our care instructions otherwise the manufacturers guarantee will not be valid.  All new nappies must be washed before they are used.  Please note that when buying a large number of cloth nappies you should just wash a few in the first instance, and check you are happy with your choice, as I cannot refund on used or washed nappies. This nappy can be tumble dried on a low heat, however it is advisable to only tumble dry occasionally as it does shorten the life of the nappy and of course cost you more.


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Weight 0.05 kg
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