How to you use a rectangular newborn flat? Fold in one end and it becomes a square! Then use the regular flat folds for square diapers from there, or just pad fold it.
Shown is a size One-Size wrapped around baby with ends tucked in. No pins or fastener. Of course you can use a fastener but it works OK to wrap and tuck since a wrap style diaper cover put over it helps to hold it together. See more pictures. There are many ways to use these. It's not scary! They wash up so easy and the fabric is just amazing. The rave reviews are real and true. Try a six-pack. If you don't love them as diapers, you have the best dish towels ever that will last for years and years. Size Newborn is the perfect dish drying towel. You can't go wrong owning a pack of flats.
One-Size will work under size small or larger covers, but not size newborn, and will fit until potty learning.
Size One-Size is about same size as our size Small/One-Size Birdseye Flat diaper, but this fabric is thicker so it is too much fabric for newborn babies. Our muslin is double woven which means it contains more cotton than typical muslins. You can feel the quality difference.
This is a size One-Size on a newborn baby. Use a cover that is big enough to fit over all that diaper if you skip newborn size Muslin. It is a lot of diaper for a new baby and most will prefer size newborn muslin at first. Flats don't have any elastic or bumpy snaps or anything to disturb their comfort. See more pictures.
Made of organically grown unbleached cotton. This fabric stays the softest of all of the natural fiber diapers.
What is it? The words muslin and gauze mean the same thing. These are double weave, not the single weave that the popular swaddle blankets are. "Double weave" means that it is basically two layers of cloth woven together on the same loom at the same time to form one thicker layer. That's an oversimplification of the weaving process, but you end up with one layer of thicker fabric than you do from single weaving, yet it is still a one-layer fabric. Thicker means more absorbent, yet since it is still one layer, it has a nice, soft hand. It washes and dries easily and quickly!
This is another option for economical organic cloth diapering. It is like the made of Organic Birdseye Flat Diapers in size One-Size, or about a half inch bigger, but the sizes do vary due to shrinkage variations. These contain slightly more cotton so they are slightly more absorbent. The muslin (gauze) weave is a different weave, slightly thicker, than the birdseye weave, but they really are very similar. The absorbency is comparable to a size medium red edge prefold, whereas the Birdseye (Small/One-Size) is just bit less absorbent than these; closer to a size small yellow edge prefold or a bit more than a yellow edge small but less than a medium red edge prefold. These double weave muslin (gauze) will win in a side by side absorbency test. The birdseye is thus trimmer. So, that means that this muslin diaper in size One-Size is really too big on a newborn baby since it is bulkier, so that is why we offer size Newborn.
Since they are unbleached, please wash several times on hot before first use to prep them. The natural cotton oils present in unbleached cotton must be washed off in those first several hot washes before full absorbency is reached. Easy to wash, quick to dry.
Both of these Cloth-eez diapers start with the same organic cotton so the softness is very comparable even though they are woven differently.
Cloth-eez Muslin Diaper is only available from Green Mountain Diapers. It is an organic cotton double weave gauze diaper. Made in Pakistan.
Please wash several times in hot water before first use. Link to more washing information.
Consider Size Large Birdseye Organic Flats which has equivalent absorbency of the size one-size muslin flat.
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I can finally offer an initial review on these muslin flats with the birth of my daughter. In just the first few days of life she has already put these flats to the test and I’ve been very happy with their performance. I pre-washed them about 6 times before first use and they seem very absorbent, I haven’t noticed any transfer of moisture to the wool covers, either by feel or smell. When it comes to soiled diapers they have also done a good job, though it pays to change quickly since depending on the fold you use there may be more or less coverage where you need it and after time some of the mess is visible through to the other side. I think the biggest factor that controls how well these diapers work is the fold you use, and this requires experimentation. The diapers themselves do what they are supposed to, and do it well, but you have to shape them to the most appropriate form for your child.
These are just so cozy, and so absorbent. They are too small to wrap around my toddler now, but perfect for padfolding in covers! I prefer these now over my prefolds. I’m glad I purchased them and they will be great to have for future babies. Highly, highly recommend!
I bought a single to give a test trial for when I have to replace my flat diapers. It is more absorbent than the one size birdseye flats as well as soft and fluffy. I will definitely get more in the future.