Unbleached organically grown double weave gauze. After washing is about 36x36 inches. This is one size larger than our size Large Birdseye flat diapers.
The fabric is sometimes called muslin. Ours are double weave which 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 single weaving but it is still a one-layer fabric. Thicker means more absorbent yet since it is really still one layer, it has a nice, soft hand and washes and dries easily and quickly. After shrinkage it is about one square yard of fabric. It is finished on two ends only and the other two ends are self-finished edges called selvadge or selvedge edges, just like our birdseye flat diapers. No dyes! Simple, pure 100% cotton.
This fabric is same kind of fabric as our Cloth-eez Muslin Diapers but this is much bigger.
Later on, use it as a night diaper for an older one. Beautiful fabric washes easily. Thicker and more substantial than the big store brands.
In Europe these are called baby towels. We tend to think of towels as terry cloth so I don't want to call them that but they can be used after the bath to wrap baby. Receiving blankets come in many sizes. A common size for receiving blankets is 28x28 inches. These are larger at 36x36 inches. Swaddling blankets are usually about 47x47, so these are smaller than that (these are 36x36 after shrinkage, 39x39 before shrinkage). Our large birdseye diapers are about 31x31 and our small birdseye is about 28x28 inches. I swaddled my first baby with the 28x28 flannel receiving blankets and they worked fine but I do think a little larger size would have been better for swaddling. It can be used as a swaddle blanket but our intention is for diapering older babies, toddlers and preschoolers. We recommend fastening it with diaper pins. This nice fabric can have many other uses. Since it is plain without any prints or dyes, you know it will match everything now and far into the future when little baby prints aren't really ideal anymore for whatever purpose you find for it. Maybe we should call it a utility-fabric-square-yard-multi-use cloth item. Sold individually because you don't always need a pack of 4 of them. Also consider this as fabric for small home-sewing projects to make various diapers, doublers, wipes or other items. Made of unbleached organic cotton in Pakistan.
As a diaper, it ia a little bit more absorbent than a size XLarge toddler green edge prefold diaper! Folded in half and then trifolded it is the same length as a size large brown edge prefold but it is thicker. It will fit in size large or XLarge diaper covers either trifolded or fastened. There are many ways to fold it so it will fit any age toddler or child. This is a good option for toddlers or preschoolers for overnight diapering especially since it will wash cleanly very easily.
No dyes or printing that can sometimes feel like paint on the fabric. Dye-free and soft throughout. White made of organic cotton.
All pictures are shown after washing.
I really appreciate this product for both intended purposes. I currently have both a newborn using as a swaddle and a heavy wetter toddler using as a diaper. I use origami fold for these and they are very absorbent for day time use. For swaddling, I used to use the Swaddle Me blankets bc I am terrible at swaddling, but this fabric seems to have a natural grip around baby. I have forgone the fancy swaddles in exchange now for this organic and simple fabric now. I love a product that has multiple uses. When I’m past the baby rearing era I will probably sew these into a lightweight coverlet for my bed because the fabric is so soft and durable. I do, however, wish these were sold in packs with a bulk discount like the other Muslin diapers. I think the price point deters many people from giving them a try and I think families would benefit from having this product in there diapering arsenal. I hope these do not discontinue like the Large Muslin diapers. For size comparison here is a prepped one size Muslin against the XL Muslin
These swaddles are the best! I used to be extremely fond of the giant 47x47 organic bamboo/organic cotton plain white swaddles I found, considering they were the softest. And I had these at the time. However, with repeated washings these gain a loftier softness. And that’s with no fabric softener, of course. I wash with my dirty diapers with a routine that encourages absorbency. They only shrunk a little. The best thing about them is that they’re not as hot as my bamboo/cotton swaddles. My son runs naturally warmer, just like his mom, and he doesn’t fuss or overheat in these swaddles! They are nice and cooling. Hands-down, my favorite swaddle. I try to buy a couple whenever I order from GMD if I can, because I have the muslin flst diapers and these are exactly the same. I adore those, they are my favorite flats. I can imagine these will be incredible as toddler diapers going forward.
I have a 4 month old baby. And this delightful square of fabric has taken over as the main blanket for her. I use it for everything! I use to keep her warm in the carseat. Throw it on the rug or quilt before laying her on the floor, it's so easy to wash so it's a great basic barrier layer to keep my other fabrics spit up free. It has caught spit ups. I put it over her when she naps in her hammock. Dried my hands on it. Dried baby after a bath with it. I've even folded it into a triangle and used it to wrap her on my back once in a pinch when I'd accidentally left my other carriers at home! My main thing is that this can be washed repeatedly, and will last well regardless. I have other blankets, but am a bit more precious with them because they're somewhat more delicate. Consider I'm using the flat nappy version of this, I know it can handle a real beating. And babies are so messy, it's nice to know I don't have to worry about it getting ruined! I'll be buying one or two more soon. They're just so useful.
Bought this to use as a compact beach towel. Love it!!
I'm always happy with my purchases from GMD! Everything is excellent quality and affordably priced! This time I purchased two XL Muslin Swaddlers/Diapers, to use as lovies for my 18 mo old son and his new little brother Due in July! These are just perfect because they can be easily interchangable, so no fighting, or replaced if lost or damaged :)