Prefold Size Reference Chart

Cloth-eez Prefold Size Chart

Fit is not guaranteed; please use this guide in choosing what size to purchase, but only wash a few if you are not certain; unwashed items are returnable, including partial packagesTip: use a folded up receiving blanket to match our measurements to gauge your correct size. 

(Normal variation can be up to 15%) 

Size Approx. Weight / Age Before Washing Measurements, inches.
Approx width by length after washing, inches
Preemie (small preemie)


2-6-2 ply

premature or as doublers 11x11.5 9.5x10
Newbie (large preemie)


2-6-2 ply

premature or newborn 12.5x13.5 11x11.75


4-8-4 ply

6-10 lbs, 0-6 weeks 12x13 10.5x10.5

light green

4-6-4 ply

9-15 lbs, birth to 5 months 14.5x15.5 12x13


4-8-4 ply

10-15 lbs, 6 weeks to 5 months 14.25x15.25 12x13


4-6-4 ply

13-25 lbs, 4-20 months 16.25x17.5 14.5x14.5


4-8-4 ply

14-29 lbs, 4-20 months 15x18 13x15


4-8-4 ply

20-35 lbs, 9-36 months 16.5x20 14.5x17
X-Large green 4-8-4 ply 28-40 lbs


Cloth-eez Prefold Size Chart

Please go to details button to learn more and pick your correct size.

Sizes overlap and are approximate.  Unbleached may shrink (quilt up) a little more than white or organic.   Shrinkage is variable. 

White: go to item ordering page button

Organic White: go to item ordering page button

Organic Unbleached: go to item ordering page button

*Expect some variation.  Washer style can affect final fully shrunk size. Front load washers or any style washer that pushes the fibers together during prepping (initial preparation washes) might shrink the cotton during prepping a bit more than a washer style that pulls on the fibers the fibers.  That's ok and expected. Shrinkage is planned in to the sizes.  A traditional top load machine usually pulls items down along the agitator, which is a pulling motion on the fibers. The lift-drop-curl motion of a front load machine pushes the fibers together.  The motion style can affect the initial shrinkage but the amount of cotton remains the same with any style machine, thus the absorbency is the same.  They don't keep shrinking after the initial prep cycles have been completed.  We do not treat the cotton with silicone or such chemicals.  It really is real cotton, which is great. That is what you want and need in a diaper.  Prefolds fabric is a product from a grown plant, and might have some variations even from one diaper to the next. That is the nature of this lovely fabric. Our prefold fabric is the best that there is.  Cloth-eez prefold fabric is known and loved as the best for over 17 years.