Workhorse diaper medium snap frugal version
Workhorse cloth diaper frugal version large snap
Workhorse cloth diaper frugal version small no closure
Workhorse cloth diaper frugal version medium no closure
Workhorse cloth diaper frugal version large no closure
Workhorse cloth diaper frugal version Xlarge no closure

Cloth-eez Workhorse Fitted Diaper - Frugal Version

Regular price $13.95 Sale price$8.37 Save 40%
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What does "Frugal Version" mean? No warranty. Low price. Possible irregular. Not available in Newborn. Tag is marked with a small black slash. During this production run, an incorrect roll of elastic was inadvertently used. We don't know which diapers are affected by this incorrect elastic problem.

This is a problem because that roll of elastic mixed in with this batch doesn't meet our standards and it might fail. We can't see inside the Workhorse to know which diapers have the wrong elastic inside! This "ruins" the entire production run because some elastics will fail but we don't know which ones. Most of them are first quality but some will probably have elastic issues.

It's a crapshoot, so to speak - a gamble - taking a chance. It's the luck of the draw. We are guessing about 10% will have a problem eventually but we really don't know for sure. If 90% of the diapers are fine, most of them are fine. But that's not good enough to sell these as first quality. So, if you are frugally minded, want to take the chance, and willing to do a little work if you don't end up with first quality diapers, then enjoy these possible seconds at a low price.

   It IS possible to fix the diapers by adding new elastic outside the old one, should you happen to need to do that.  See elastic replacement video. If you can use a needle and thread even at the beginner level or know someone who can, then you can add new elastic. Or just use them stretched out if that happens. The diapers will still absorb fine. Stretched elastics make the diapers fit larger and babies grow so that can work.

If you want first quality, buy first quality. Snaps here. No Closure here.

We are offering these "as is" without a warranty at a whopping 40% off. It's a great deal if you are willing to take the chance and fix them if the need arises.

Free pins are included with the No Closure version.  

About Workhorse:  Workhorse fitted diaper is made of natural organic unbleached 100% cotton.  This is the inner absorbency part. Cover sold separately.

    Small, yellow edges fits 9 to 14 pounds.   

    Medium, red edges fits 14 to perhaps 24 pounds. 

    Large, brown edges fit 21 to 30 pounds (or starting at around 17 pounds for rounder, fuller-shaped or long babies).    

    XLarge, green edges, 26-38 pounds, or age 2-3  

Scroll down and read below about size skipping. Wash several times before using.  

Babee Greens wool pictures link

Note: This is the "inner" absorbent part of the diaper system.  It requires a cover (sold separately).

Built-in doubler-flap is attached at only one end for easy cleanup and quicker drying.  Nicely absorbent. Quick to put on baby.

The body of the Workhorse diaper has 8 layers.  Sizes Medium, Large and XL have 8 layers in the flap for a total of 16 layers! Size Small have a 6 layer flap which is a more appropriate thickness for a younger baby. 

Will Workhorse prevent a blowout? It could! No diaper is 100% blowout-proof, but the shape of this diaper with elastics and the correctly-sized fit makes it really do a great job. 

Want fewer size to buy?  Here's how.

To make this a Two-Size System, choose Small and Large.

To make this Three-Size System, choose Newborn and Medium then decide later if you want to go with Large or XL when the time comes. By then you'll know baby's shape and growth pattern.  I do prefer size newborn on a newborn baby so I like the 3 size option best.  This newborn size is not teeny-tiny.

Other considerations:  Sometimes girls tend to need bigger sizes sooner due to rounder bottoms than boys who sometimes have flatter bottoms.   When choosing ahead of time, it's always a guess, but a girl with a round bottom shape may do well with small to large while a boy with a flatter bottom may like newborn, medium then large and never get to XL.   Round booty uses up the rise faster than flatter shapes.

Size small is often skipped. A fast growing baby with a round booty might even skip size medium. too and thus go newborn to large with no problem. That is easier, however, with the  No Closure version. With the no closure version, you can fold down the rise and use pins or a Snappi to adjust it.  You can ignore the snaps and adjust the snap version in the same manner but the snaps are still there so that's a bit clunkier but it works. A 20 pound 4 month old needs size large.  

Just because many sizes are offered does not mean all the sizes are needed. This is true for prefolds, too.  Having options is great because if you are buying when baby is on the end of one size or another, having various size choices helps you get what works for you, with growing room, at the right time.  Size-skipping is great option.

Note: This is a diaper. It requires a cover (sold separately).  We strongly suggest fragrance-free laundry detergent choices.  "This is a diaper" means it is the absorbent part. Use a diaper cover over this diaper, which is not included, such as Thirsties Duo Wrap.

Sizing is approximate. Always wash only one if unsure of size. 

Please wash several times before first use. Because this is natural unbleached cotton it needs quite a few preparation cycles to wash off the natural cotton oils before full absorbency is reached. This "prepping" (4 or more wash cycles) is a one-time thing. Link to more washing information. More pictures on the Workhorse page.

Content: made out of organic cotton grown in Turkey, but the final product is not certified.  It is certified to OKEO-TEX Standard 100 and the certificate number is 20.HPK.35238.  100% cotton, exclusive of trim. Trim and threads are polyester or nylon for strength. Standard elastic at legs and waist which may contain latex.  Nickel-free polyresin snaps.

Made in Pakistan. 

Care:  Machine wash/dry.  Please wash several times in hot water before first use. 

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