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Available in chlorine-free white, unbleached, unbleached made of organic cotton and bamboo rayon/ cotton blend fabrics.

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Cloth-eez® Prefolds in chlorine-free white

cloth eez prefold diapers white cotton also in preemie not shown


Cloth-eez® Prefolds fit your baby right are very easy to use. Prefold diapers are the backbone of your baby's cloth diaper wardrobe. Only a few dollars each, they are economical, yet wonderful. Find the "prefold love" here at Green Mountain Diapers.


Cloth-eez® Prefolds in chlorine-free unbleached

unbleached prefold diapers Unbleached version. Also in preemie and medium wide not shown.


Cloth-eez® Prefold Diapers Made Of Organic Cotton

cloth-eez organic prefold diapers Also in preemie and medium wide not shown.

Made of organically grown "Indian" cotton. Just like our regular Indian cotton unbleached Cloth-eez prefolds shown above, but the cotton is grown in a different manner. We are thrilled to offer these lovely prefolds! It has been a dream of mine (Karen) to have true prefold diapers made of organically grown cotton for many years, and I am thrilled to have these available. Enjoy! The cotton is very nice.  Starting measurements are close to the same as the regular white prefolds by color. They are pretty close to the same as regular but there is normal variation in the fabric shrinkage as always with this type of fabric. There is something extra-nice about made of organically grown cotton. Made in Pakistan.


New bamboo rayon/cotton blend option for 2014:

bamboo cotton blend Bamboo rayon blend also in preemie not shown.


We developed the Cloth-eez® brand sizes to fit babies. Years ago, we sold only "green edge infant" size and "blue edge standard" size. We no longer sell those sizes. Not only do these custom Cloth-eez® sizes make sense and fit great, but the quality of the cotton is the best there is, will little to no pilling, wonderful durability and softness. Also affectionately known around the web as "GMD Prefolds", but the brand name is actually Cloth-eez®.

new unwashed prefold diapers Also in preemie and Medium Wide not shown.

Size small yellow edge prefolds are too long to fit in most newborn size covers. Most newborn babies really do need newborn diapers! Later on, after baby outgrows this size, these are still great for everything such as spit up rags, and very absorbent nighttime doublers. Babies are wet people. Cloths such as these are just plain handy to have around long after baby outgrows the newborn size.

 

Want to see your beautiful baby on GMD? Send a picture of baby wearing a Cloth-eez prefold to with permission to use the picture and you might see it right here.  Send pictures to support@greenmountaindiapers.com.

premature baby diaper Preemie size available in white or unbleached. Preemie size makes a nice doubler.


Karen's cotton comments:

"But I don't want my baby to get a rash so I MUST have a stay-dry fabric!" No, you don't need stay-dry. Urine is sterile when it leaves the body thus it is not a problem. You just need diapers that wash up cleanly. Fabrics that are stay-dry also don't let the water into the fabric during washing either, and that makes them even harder to get clean which = bacteria which = rash issues and stink issues. Dampness does not usually cause rashes but bacteria does. Just change the baby often like you should anyhow, and since cotton washes cleaner, you will have LESS bacteria and therefore fewer issues in 100% cotton. You can even safely bleach cotton now and then if needed (see instructions in the booklet that comes free with your order when you add it to your cart from here on how to do this correctly) which kills bacteria and keeps baby rash-free. Sweaty polyester next to skin or soft, absorbent cotton? I'll take cotton any day! Don't believe the myth of "keeps baby drier" that you see advertised. Chemical filled diapers that suck the baby's natural moisture right out of his skin make creams nearly a requirement at every change when using the throw away kind. You actually do need the cream to protect baby's skin from the stuff in them. Rash creams are not needed with cotton diapers at all (except for illness or severe teething, in which case use a flushable liner to protect the fabric). No creams are needed in cotton! Really! What are rash creams anyhow? More chemicals slathered right on baby to be absorbed through the skin into his little body. Thus reducing cream use seems wise to me. Fresh urine in a clean diaper is really no big deal. Go natural. Go 100% cotton. No polyester, no dyes in fabric, no repelling issues, no chemical super absorbent unpronouncables. Just pure cotton. Cotton is tried and true generation after generation. I urge you to try cotton and find out for yourself how wonderful it is. Still need stay-dry? You can turn your cotton into stay-dry inexpensively with our Stay-Dry Liners. Then you can use them or not use them as it is convenient for you. Perhaps you only "need" a stay-dry for the overnight diaper. You might discover you don't need it at all. Because they are a separate piece, they wash up so much better than the sewn-in kind. You'll have the best of both worlds if you keep your stay-dry liner separate.

 


Special SIZE! Medium Wide

wide baby prefold comparison Medium Wide Baby can also be a good size in your medium or large synthetic pockets. It is about 14.75 inches long. You can use them as inserts as you transition from synthetic diapering to natural diapering and learn the benefits and superiority of cotton as the best, safest and easiest-to-wash diapering fabric. In cotton, you don't have icky microfiber and polyester stink issues! No special detergents are needed for cotton. This makes it ideal for shared washer situations. You can use pretty much anything except most fabric softeners and dryer sheets. Even money-saving unscented store-brand big-bucket detergents work just fine on cotton. Easy! (Get it? Cloth-eez® as in "cloth-ease" or "cloth is easy". Ok, the name is only a sort of so-so, but the diapers themselves are unbeatable.)

compare medium wide and large The extra width of the medium wide also makes them extra-absorbent - like a built in doubler but less fiddly. Nice for pad-folding, too!

wide organic on 13 pound 10 ounce 2 month baby This was put on this 2 month old, 13 pound 10 ounce big, young baby loosely, but it works and there is plenty of growing room. If you want it more snug, then just fold it down in either the front or back to make it snugger. Loose works just fine and is comfy for baby and snuggness of fit is a preference. Some like things snug. Others prefer loose. All it has to do is the job that diapers are intended to do - which is catch what it's supposed to catch, after all. Don't get bogged down with "perfect". It just needs to work and they really work well!

"I bought these for my 14 pound baby but the wide width was too much for him, so I tried them on my toddler and I love them trifolded in a cover on my toddler. It fits him PERFECTLY!" - This does make sense. The width makes them absorbent enough for a toddler, and the 15 inch length of the Medium Wide size is just right in many covers. The more popular Medium Red Edge is narrower in the thick center panel and thus trimmer fitting than the Medium Wide size, which is one inch wider than the Red Edge in the 8 layer center section.

medium wide on 13 lb A petite almost 13 pound 6 month old in Medium Wide made of organic. She still fits size small yellow edge and she also wears medium red edge with the extra length folded down. Medium Wide works well for naps or night, but it is just too much diaper for daytime use on her. Medium wide size is actually a little more cotton and thus more absorbent than the red edge size. Consider using the Medium Wide size as the nighttime diaper for a baby who normally wears the size small yellow edge. Medium Wide is marvelously absorbent. You don't necessarily need to be a chubby to wear wide. This little one should choose the red edge medium, not wide, as her next size up diaper for regular daytime diapering. Most babies need red edge, not wide.

wide baby prefold 4 months old 20 pounds

medium wide prefold 5 months 21 pounds 5 months old, 21 pounds.

 

back folded down on large brown edge prefold on a baby 20 pounds at 6 months old. Look closely to see how the back is folded down to fit on a big, young baby.

wide baby on 8 month old 20 pound baby 8 months old, 20 pounds in medium wide baby. This baby would fit red edge medium just fine also.

wide baby snappi 6 mo 20 pounds 6 months old, 20 pounds in medium wide baby size.

wide baby prefold

 


Cloth-eez Prefold Small Yellow Edge fits perfectly with no folding down in a size small Bummis Super print, celery dots small shown. Then just lay baby down on the diaper, pull it up between the legs, and fasten the cover. Yes, it's that easy. This baby is 11 pounds, 8 weeks old:

how to use prefold diapers   8 week old baby in prefold diapers

newborn prefoldA full thickness 4-8-4 prefold that is short enough to fit in Bummis Super Snap size newborn without folding down.

We made the Newborn Orange edge size to be the perfect newborn prefold. It is the full width and thickness 4-8-4 ply of the other sizes (unlike preemie which is thinner) but is shorter in length so it actually fits in newborn covers without the awkward folding down of the extra length of diapers that are too long for the covers. You can pin or snappi this on a newborn. You can't do that with preemie size because they are too narrow, and preemie size is not nearly as thick and absorbent as the Newborn Orange Edge.

Can you skip Newborn Orange Edge and start with Yellow edge? Average newborns really do need newborn prefolds and newborn covers. The Newborn orange edge offers an economical alternative to newborn size fitted diapers and it's really nice to have diapers that fit in those early weeks. If you are on a tight budget, or expecting a 9.5 or 10 pound newborn, skip this and start with yellow edge in small covers. Even so, it's great to have some orange edge on hand just in case baby is smaller than you expect and they make great doublers later on anyhow. So you'll use them plenty even if baby does turn out to be 10 pounds at birth!

newborn prefold diaper 10 days old, 7.5 pounds

 

newborn 7 pound baby 12 hours old 7 pounds, 12 hours old. See more newborn baby pictures here.

newborn baby diapers24 days old, 8 lbs. 12 ounces.

"Newborn prefold diapering perfection." - a customer talking about newborn orange edge diapers, June 2007.

big newborn baby diaper13 days old and 9.5 pounds.

Customers often ask if they can skip orange edge newborn and start with yellow edge. Unless your budget is very tight, get the newborn orange edge for your newborn because they actually fit newborn babies and fit in newborn covers. If baby will be born at close to 10 pounds or more, skip newborn.

orange edge newborn prefold 2 weeks old, 7 pounds 10 ounces

9 pound newborn baby A big newborn baby 9 pounds 10 ounces. This big baby can skip newborn orange and start in size small yellow. This is a small made of organic, which runs a little larger than white and unbleached yellow edge smalls.

Below is another comparison of orange and yellow edge. This baby is 8 weeks old and 11 pounds. It's definitely time to move up to yellow edge!

yellow edge prefold 8 weeks old orange edge prefold 8 weeks old same baby, 8 wks 11 lb. She has outgrown the newborn prefold already. Newborn orange edge prefolds are usually outgrown by 10 pounds but it varies. If trifolded instead of pinnned it might still work but usually at the 6 week growth spurt babies move up to size small. Keep in mind growth rates vary a lot.

yellow edge 4 months 4 months old, 14.5 pounds, snappi fastened small yellow edge white

7 weeks old  yellow GMD prefold 7 weeks old, 10 pounds

yellow edge diaper 6 weeks old, 11 pounds 8 ounces, snappied small yellow edge unbleached.

baby in diaper prefold diaper on babyA Bummis Super Whisper Wrap size small over it.

gmd prefoldsMuch easier to pin because the prefold is wider. Love it!

Below are 2 pictures sent in by customers.  Yes, you can do this. Cloth diapers really work.

yellow edge gmd prefold 2 months, 12.6 pounds  

Which size? That's a difficult choice. Sometimes it depends on which cover you use or even which outfit you want to put over it. Smaller diapers are less bulky, bigger diapers are more absorbent because more cotton=more absorbency. This baby below, in the blue shirt, is 16 pounds. He fits yellow, red or brown edge prefolds! He has outgrown the green edge because they are not wide enough now. If I already owned 3 dozen yellow edge, I'd keep using them no problem, then buy some brown edge and skip red edge. If I were buying for the first time now, at 16 pounds, the red edge are really his correct fit. But, if you want the size to last longer, then get brown edge now and medium covers, and it will work with growing room. The wise thing could be 2 dozen red edge and 1 dozen brown edge, since red is really his correct size, and you really use 2 dozen in rotation. But you also need that 3rd dozen on hand for just in case and during washtime, so that "spare" dozen could be the next size up. Having that 3rd dozen on hand makes the whole thing less stressful because then you don't have to worry about running out, and that is very important to make it all work easily.

yellow edge diaper16 pounds

What fits in what? It depends on HOW you like things to fit. Prefold diapers are cotton diapers and they do require a cover.

bummis and cloth-eez prefold diapersBummis Super Whisper Wrap

 

newborn diapers in covers Covers stretch at the legs so the picture isn't exactly like it really is when you put it on a baby. They are really a bit larger than shown because the covers are at rest here, but this gives you a good idea of them even so.

Toddler size prefolds are available, but many babies will potty learn before they get to size Toddler prefolds. However, consider the Toddler size as your nighttime diaper for babies about age 9 months or over. A toddler size prefold is a wonderful, washable, inexpensive changing pad. Have a few on hand.

Thinner is less bulky but it is also less absorbent. Generally, that's the way it is with diapers. If someone tells you otherwise, question it. Advertising that says "Trim and absorbent!" is really not possible.

More cotton = more absorbency = more bulk.

Less cotton = less absorbency = trimmer fit under clothes = more frequent changes. What's your style? What's your preference?

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No pins necessary!    But you can pin or Snappi fasten them if you want to.

Fact about prefold diapers: they are FLAT when they are brand new, but shrink and get soft and quilty after washing. We recommend washing all diapering items several times before first use to "prep" them, or break them in before using.

unwashed diaper

Below is 5 months old 15 pounds, in unbleached and white red edge prefolds. She is just now moving up to size medium covers. Imse Vimse size medium shown under the white red edge snappied Cloth-eez

cotton red edge diaper white prefold diaper

twist fold red edge diaper Nicely pinned red edge unbleached, twist fold, on a 9.5 month old 19.5 pound baby. See the legs? Pinning the prefold really does help contain everything. It's not hard. Try it!

cotton red edge diaper red edge unbleached on 8 month old 20 pound baby

Fastening the diaper is optional. You don't need to fasten it at all! You can let the cover hold it in place, by just putting it in the cover as shown below (the red edge in the Bummis cover, for example). But fastening with pins or a Snappi is another option.

Watch a video to learn how to pin a prefold diaper.

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http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/videos/DiaperPinning.wmv

how to pin a diaper video link See it here.

Watch a short video to learn how to snappi a prefold diaper.how to snappi video

If the link doesn't work in your browser, you can copy and paste this link

http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/videos/yellowsnappi.wmv

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brown edge diaper  cotton brown edge diaperBrown edge on a toddlers, unbleached "Indian".

red edge on toddler Medium red edge on a young toddler  brown edge prefold on older toddler Large brown edge on an older toddler

Fastening the diaper is optional. You don't need to fasten it at all! You can let the cover hold it in place, by just putting it in the cover as shown below (the red edge in the Bummis cover, for example). But fastening with pins or a Snappi is another option.

red edge in medium bummis cover Red edge fits nicely in medium Bummi Super Brite or Bummis Super Whisper Wrap covers. For a heavy wetter or for a baby on the upper end of the size range of a medium Bummis, or if baby is very wide, you can put a large dark brown edge prefold in a medium Bummis cover. Most will prefer the red edge in mediums, though, especially if baby is just moving up from smalls to mediums.

Sizes vary. Generally, the pictures and measurements are pretty good, but all prefold diaper brands including ours have variances in size and shrinkage rates. Sizes are approximate, not exact. Don't sweat picking out the right size too much. If you are unsure between 2 sizes, pick the larger one. Why? Bigger diapers are more absorbent and babies grow! Better a little big than a little small, and the differences in size are not really that much after all. But keep in mind what cover you plan on using. It's hard to stuff large diapers into medium covers, even though it can be done. For most medium covers, the medium diapers are really best.

Chlorine-free white or Unbleached "Indian"?

Pick which color you prefer, white or tan. They are exactly the same. One batch gets a hydrogen peroxide bath to remove the natural cotton oils and then they are white. The unbleached don't get that bath and you have to wash to cotton oils off. They stay tan after washing, but will whiten over time and whiten quite a lot if you bleach them, of course. They very similar to each other. Unbleached hide stains slightly better, but white has that pure, clean white diaper look. Which color do you like? The made of organic are all unbleached. Unbleached take a few extra hot washes to break in, but all diapers (all kinds, all brands) need several wash cycles before first use to prep them, so no worries about breaking them in.

 

Measurements

If you have 2010, 2009, 2008 or older Cloth-eez® prefold diapers make note of slight size changes. All measurements are approximate, taken at rest and can be pulled wider. There is some variation. Prefold diapers shrink differently from batch to batch and diaper to diaper. Normal variation can be up to 15%. We provide shrunk measurements for selection purposes only. The measurements are helpful, but they cannot be exact due to the nature of this wonderful and beloved fabric. This is the normal nature of this product, for all brands, from all country sources. Most sites don't even give any shrunk measurements at all. We try to give as much correct information as we can, but please understand these are not ever going to be exact due to the nature of the prefold fabric. All of our prefold diapers are 4-8-4 ply, except preemie which are 2-6-2 ply, and are all high quality cotton. 

Cloth-eez® Preemie size (10.5"x13.5" when new,) 9" x 11" when fully shrunk. (For preemies or as doublers) 2-6-2 ply. white edges.

Cloth-eez® Newborn orange edge(12"x13" when new) 11" x 11" when fully shrunk in white. Fits newborn to about 6 weeks, or fits about 5-10 pounds, 4-8-4 ply. Orange edges. Made in Pakistan, 100% "Indian" cotton.

Cloth-eez® Small Yellow edge (14"x15.5" when new), 12.5" wide x 13.5" long when fully shrunk. Fits 10 pounds to about 6 months old or about 15 pounds or so but this varies a lot. Fits in most size small covers. 4-8-4 ply. Yellow edges, made in Pakistan. 100% "Indian" cotton.

Cloth-eez® Medium Wide white edge (16"x17" when new) 15" wide x 15 or so long when fully shrunk. Fits in most medium covers. From about 14 pounds or so to full rise setting trifolded in one-size covers such as Flip. This is instead of red edge for babies who grow heavy and wide at a young age or if you prefer a slightly shorter medium size. For example, babies who are 16 pounds at 4 months, or 20 pounds at 5 months, or similar will like this. Most babies will skip this size, but if baby is young and wide, it is nice to have the width without extra length. It is as wide as a large brown but shorter than a medium red edge. Wider is nicer for fastening, and shorter is better for trifolding in some one-size covers. Made in Pakistan, 100% "Indian" cotton. Fits in Medium covers. This is a very absorbent diaper because the 8 ply middle is a little wider than the red edge size, so you are unlikely to need doublers with this very absorbent size.  It fits perfectly in many one-size fits all covers, such as Flip, at the tallest rise setting and is fabulous trifolded in those covers even on a toddler. 

Cloth-eez® Medium Red edge (15"x18.5" when new) 13" wide x 15.5 or so long when fully shrunk. Fits in most medium covers. From about 14 pounds or so, perhaps 5 months or so and older. Made in Pakistan, 100% "Indian" cotton.

Cloth-eez® Large Brown edge (16.5"x20" when new) 14.5" wide x 17.5" long when fully shrunk. Fits in most size large covers and also works well for the second half of the weight range in many medium size covers, usually for babies 20 pounds and up, but fit has lots of variation. Chlorine-free white made in Pakistan, 100% "Indian" cotton.

Cloth-eez® Toddler size green edge (17"x23" when new), 15.5" wide x 20" long when fully shrunk. For over age 18 months, or for a night diaper for over age 12 months to potty learning age. Premium 4-8-4 ply. Full size toddlers. Made in Pakistan. 100% "Indian" cotton.

White prefolds. Our white prefold diapers are CHLORINE-FREE, peroxide bathed, NOT chlorine bleached. Cloth-eez is the only brand of white prefolds that is also OPTICAL BRIGHTENER-FREE.  It's dioxin-free and acid-free, known as "natural bleaching process". All cotton must be degummed in some manner before it can absorb. I'll repeat, our white diapers are chlorine-free and optical brightener-free.  This makes them softer.  But of course, we do recommend washing them several times, usually 4 or 5 cycles, before use to prepare them for use. ALL diapers of all kinds and brands should be washed several times before use. They will shrink and get soft and quilty after washing. We strive of have the very best prefold diapers in the world and you won't find other white prefolds like these. Our white cotton is the most popular, best-selling version.

Unbleached prefold diapers run a little bit smaller than white because they tend to shrink a bit more and are known for the extra-soft hand. They have not been de-gummed and must be washed many times in hot water to remove the natural cotton oils from them. They will not absorb until washed enough times to remove the natural cotton oils, which could be 4-6 cycles or more.

Made of Organic prefold diapers are just like unbleached prefolds but the cotton was grown organically. They tend to run the same or a little bigger than white because they tend to shrink a little less and the fiber is slightly thicker. They have not been de-gummed, and are unbleached, and must be washed many times in hot water to remove the natural cotton oils from them. They will not absorb until washed enough times to remove the natural cotton oils, which could be 4-6 cycles or more.

Generally, size newborn prefolds fit in size newborn or XSmall covers, size small prefolds fit in size small covers. Size medium fit in medium covers, size large in size large covers. But there is overlap, and cover brands sizing varies, so pay attention to the weight range recommended for your particular covers. This "size name of prefold fits into size name of cover" works very well in Bummis Super Whispers and Super Brites and also Thirsties covers, for example.

Detailed information above. Quick summary chart below:

Size Edge Color

Price

White or Unbleached

Price

Made Of Organic

Approx. Weight / Age

Approx width by length after washing, inches
Preemie white $15/dozen $18/dozen premature or as doublers 9x11 but thinner 2-6-2 ply. All other sizes are 4-8-4 ply.
Newborn orange $25/dozen $28/dozen 6-10 lbs, 0-2 months 11x11
Small yellow $29/dozen $34/dozen 10-15 lbs, 6 weeks to 5 months 12.5x13.5
Medium Wide Baby white $37/dozen $39/dozen 13-25 lbs, 3-15 months 14.5x14.5
Medium red $37/dozen $39/dozen 15-29 lbs 13x15.5-15.75
Large brown $40/dozen $45/dozen 9-36 months 14.5x17-18
X-Large green $45/dozen $49/dozen 28-40 lbs 15.5x20

 

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