Definition: The diaper is the absorbent part and the cover is the waterproof part that goes over the diaper.
This kit includes 6 dozen prefolds, 10 diaper covers, 48 cloth wipes and some diaper fasteners:
The free 16 page GMD How-To Wash Diapers Booklet is also included.
If you just know that you want cotton touching your baby's bottom, this is all you need for about the first five months.
You might add a wet bag and a diaper pail liner or hanging wet bag to your order if you want those additional accessories.
Which version to choose? Either of the white cotton versions (regular cotton or organic white) are usually preferred because the they require fewer prep cycles to get them ready. Unbleached cotton retains its natural cotton oils which can take many wash cycles to get it off of the diapers before the diapers become absorbent. But some people do like the tan color. All versions of the cotton do not contain any optical brighteners. Our white cotton is still creamy-white, not bright white.
Prefold size chart:
White or Unbleached
Made Of Organic
|Approx. Weight / Age||
Before Washing Measurements, inches.
|Approx width by length after washing, inches|
|Preemie (small preemie)
|$13/dozen||$15/dozen||premature or as doublers||11x11.5||9.5x10
|Newbie (large preemie)
|$18/dozen||$20/dozen||premature or newborn||12.5x13.5||11x11|
|$25/dozen||$28/dozen||6-10 lbs, 0-6 weeks||12x13||11x11|
|9-15 lbs, birth to 5 months||14.5x15.5||12.5x13.5|
|10-15 lbs, 6 weeks to 5 months||14.25x15.25||12.5x13.5|
|$35/dozen||$37/dozen||13-25 lbs, 4-20 months||16.25x17.5||14.5x15|
|$37/dozen||$39/dozen||14-29 lbs, 4-20 months||15x18||13x15.5|
|$40/dozen||$45/dozen||20-35 lbs, 9-36 months||16.5x20||15x18|
|X-Large green 4-8-4 ply||$45/dozen||$49/dozen||28-40 lbs||
Sizes shown AFTER FULL SHRINKAGE are approximate. Sizes overlap and are approximate. Link to Prefold diapers.
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My husband and I are first time parents. We wanted to try and be as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible to do our part in making sure our son grows up in a world with a healthy environment, so we decided to try cloth diapering. I did a lot of research about the various diapering styles and systems, and selected this kit because of the relatively inexpensive cost and the glowing reviews I've seen on this site and in other cloth diapering communities. We were not disappointed! The prepping of the diapers was easy with the instructions listed. I did it all in one work day (working from home due to COVID) and was very pleased with how quilted and absorbent the diapers turned out. We also prepped the wipes, which was another simple process. At first I was hesitant that my husband wouldn't take to folding the diapers, and he wasn't into practicing any folds before our baby arrived, but as soon as he made his entrance into the world and was done with his meconium on day 3, my husband jumped into the world of diaper folds and never looked back. He did 99% of the diaper changes for the first month and enjoyed finding the perfect folds for our son and has reported loving the prefolds. I ended up being more of a fitted fan for those first couple of months, but now by month 3 am also very comfortable with getting a prefold folded just right with a squirming baby on the changing table. This kit was perfect for these first three months! It has everything you need to get started, we just picked up an extra pack of Snappies (they sometimes get misplaced and occasionally one of the pull tabs rips, making it a little less than ideal to use), 4 newborn sized fitteds for those middle of the night changes where you don't have the mental energy to get a fold right, and I think around 6 Thirstiest Duo Snap covers (pro-tip: they have an outlet website that offers them at a discounted rate. While still pregnant, I'd just check it everyday and pick up size ones in various prints that I liked as they were posted on there.) We average an every other day wash cycle (now pushing it to every few days) and the amount of diapers that came with this kit has been perfect for that timing. Our son has his 3 month pediatric appointment coming up, so we don't know his exact weight, but he must be getting close to 15lbs, as the yellows and greens are finally starting to get a bit small for him. We loved these prefolds so much, I'm picking up a set of 3 dozen mediums today to remedy this situation and plan on trying to resell these diapers once I get the mediums prepped since we're not planning on having any other babies. If you're looking for a kit to get your newborn started in cloth diapering, this really is the best kit for you!
Baby isn’t here yet but already love these! The package made it so easy to know what to buy & after a few washes (following their instruction booklet which is GOLD) they’re absorbent and ready to go!