Built-in doubler-flap is attached at only one end for easy cleanup and quicker drying. Nicely absorbent. Quick to put on baby. See this on a baby
Cloth-eez® Workhorse™ diapers are made of wonderful 100% cotton prefold diaper fabric in fitted diaper shape with a built in flap style doubler. Newborn and small have 6 layers in the flap and medium and up have 8 layer flaps, which is age-appropriate layering. Did you ever wish your lovely prefolds were shaped like a fitted? There is no better diapering fabric than the cotton prefold fabric. It washes so easily and wears so well. No polyester stink, no repelling, no special detergents are needed for 100% cotton diapers. The snaps are covered by the cotton fabric inside so no snaps touch baby. The flap style doubler is sewn inside in the back only for quick drying. See pictures on a baby here. Designed by Karen and made exclusively for Green Mountain Diapers. I love cotton diapers, especially prefolds, but sometimes a fitted style is preferred. This is an economy fitted with great low price and no confusing adjustments which create additional bumps and lumpy places. It's not fancy but it does the job really well at a great price. Sized diapers fit better than "one-size-fits-all" diapers because young babies are little and older babies are bigger. Yup, that's true. We made the wings a little longer on the no-closure version to give you more fabric to use for pinning or fastening them but the rise is the same for both versions. Consider baby's shape when choosing size. Wide, round "booty" shapes will need to size-up sooner than narrow, flat-bottom shapes, who will stay in a smaller size longer. Very fast growing newborns can skip size small and go from Newborn to Medium. They are made of organic cotton. 100% cotton exclusive of trim. Made in Pakistan.
For the same thing in organic WHITE cotton, go here.
One FREE pair of pins is included with purchase of the no-closure version. That means one free pair per order, not per diaper. You re-use the same pair of pins over and over again. If you need more pins or other fasteners, see fasteners.
Please note that you can use any mainstream laundry detergent on cotton diapers. You do not need to purchase "special for cloth diapers" detergents. We do not sell them and they are not needed on prefolds or Workhorse diapers. Keep it simple. Use what you would normally use on your regular household laundry. We strongly suggest fragrance free laundry choices. This is a diaper which means it is the absorbent part. Use a diaper cover over this diaper, which is not included.
Please wash several times before first use. The white version needs a few cycles before first use. The organic unbleached version 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.
100% cotton, exclusive of trim. Edge thread and tag are nylon or polyester.
Beautiful and functional!
I got some work horses in sizes newborn, small and medium for my first baby due Jan 1st. I cannot wait to use them. I am already prepping and they seem to be really great quality, just like all the other reviews say. They arrived very quickly and the customer service is outstanding.
Great for night time use
I love the workhorse! It was my first time trying them and was hesitant so I got it on clearance and really wish now I had gotten a dozen more! They are so soft and easy to use. It’s super simple to wash dry and use again! Definitely recommend.
There are my favorite diapers past the tiny newborn phase. Long story short, if you’re on a budget, skip these or maybe get a couple for going out or night changes - these are a “nice to have/convenience” kind of diaper... not a “so much superior to the other types” kind. Prefolds and flats work just fine and are significantly more affordable; AIO are very convenient & I sometimes do prefer them, but are more prone to leaks. Baby in the pictures is 5.5 months old, 16.5 lbs, 27.5” tall. Showing how she fits in the recommended size medium vs the large that actually fits properly. She is needing to size up already due to her height, not weight. For a brand new baby, I'm not a fan of the bulk of a fitted & they also irritate the healing bellybutton, so I do mostly prefolds & aio then. Although, if you have tiny (or average, I guess) babies, you’d probably be happy with the NB size past the cord healing phase because they would fit longer than a couple weeks. I only have snap versions since I figure if I would need to fasten it on with snappi/boingo/pins, there is barely any advantage to these over a fastened prefold IMO unless you are using wool as a cover. That said, these are great under wool especially if you’re not confident in your pinning skills... you don’t have to be overly concerned about a potential leakage onto the wool, even though it is always a possibility. The elastic leg gathers are a decent first defense (as would be a jellyroll fastened flat/prefold). Ive never had a daytime absorbency issue with these in any size for any of the children. I prefer a 2 part system (absorbency + cover) to prevent nearly all leaks (I change baby very often & only need boosters at night). What keeps me from having a full stash of only these is the dry time. I do have to put these on the drying rack to finish drying. I do not think sizing guidelines are accurate if you have tall babies. Going by weight alone is probably fine if your baby is average size, but according to the recommended sizes, my current baby should be easily in a medium, but they look crazy too small on her & she is not a “rounder, fuller shape” for which is it suggested to size up to large at 18lbs. As mentioned before, she is only 16.5lbs but absolutely needs a large already for the rise height. I also don’t think the workhorse sizing corresponds to prefold sizing, so don’t just assume that since you use a medium prefold, a medium workhorse will also fit. As for longevity, I only started using workhorse fitteds nearly 5 years ago when my younger son was in larges. Those & the XL I bought him made it through him & my older daughter, but when I pulled them out for this baby, the elastics are totally gone on 7 of the larges, so I don’t trust them under wool anymore. All the other workhorses I've accumulated have no issues. I assume that the ruined elastic ones are the initial batch I bought years ago & have seen too many hot, Midwest summer days being line dryed.