So really, this post is to share these pictures with my sister. But… they might be helpful to someone. I have made a picture image comparison of the differences in sizes of the prefolds we have in our stash, including the one brand new newborn size I just ordered to see if it would make a difference.
We have some Organic Under the Nile Prefolds that we think are the equivalent to what some people call “Premium” Size, and I do not know what the thickness is or anything. I bought these brand new from a woman on CraigsList in Georgia who did not end up cloth diapering after all. They have been washes hundreds of times and still are firm and stiff and not soft at all. We will never use them in diapers (lucky I didn’t pay much) but they make fabulous on the go changing pads or to cover our changing table when we know it’s going to be a messy diaper change.
Next are the Econobum (thanks to the B1G1 sale going on right now!). These are suppose to be One Size depending on the way you fold them from 8-35 lbs.
Next up are Flip Organic Prefolds. These are cool. They are majorly soft, but they do not fluff up like “normal” prefolds. These are also suppose to be One Size depending on the way you fold them from 8-35 lbs.
Then we get to the good stuff. We have Diaper Rite Prefolds. I have one Green Edge – Medium Prefold that I bought to see the size. Technically this is what AppleBlossom should be using according to average weight and age ranges, however even though she does wear “Medium” covers, this is just a bit too much prefold for her bum. I have four Purple Edge – Small Prefolds that I had bought one at the same time as the green and decided this is the appropriate size for her itty bitty bum right now. Since we have such a stash of Pocket and AIO diapers, I only have a these few prefolds, but I still love using Prefolds and Covers. Lastly I have one White Edge – Newborn Prefold that I just bought to see the size. First I have to say that I am surprised that the stitching is not as stark a contrast as I thought it would be, but that’s okay.
Size* Weight* Age* **Prewashed Dimensions **Washed Dimensions Stitching
Newborn 6-12 lbs. 0-3 months 12.5 x 13.5″ 10.5 x 11.5″ White
Small 8-18 lbs. 1-5 months 14 x 15″ 13 x 13.5″ Purple
Medium 14-30 lbs. 5-18 months 15.5 x 18″ 14.25 x 15.75″ Green
Large 26-40 lbs. 18-36 months 17 x 19.5″ 15.5 x 17″ Orange
The last one in the pictures is a Bummis Infant Prefold. This is meant for small covers and is said to be 7-15 lbs.
Indeed I have used the Flip and will soon use the Econobum, they are very soft and I expect will be a bit bulky, but it’s not the end of the world. Just like the Diaper Rite Medium currently is.
When we first started cloth diapering our AppleBlossom we had the Bummis Infant Kit that included these Infant size prefolds. They were just too bulky for her early on and I remember promising that next time around we would get Newborn to start for those first awkward weeks. So I ordered the Newborn Diaper Rite Prefold to see if there really would be a difference. Indeed there is! Not only is there a difference that you can see in these pictures, but the Diaper Rite Prefolds are really soft and pliable. While I can promise you that the Organic Bummis Prefolds are indeed soft and great for baby’s bum and we’ll definitely use once we hit that 10-11 lb mark… The Diaper Rite Prefolds (the newborn specifically in comparison) is really really really soft and folds more gently and will not provide too much bulk.
So while we will probably just use Small covers at first instead of buying some newborns, I’m very into getting a dozen or so newborn prefolds to start us out.
*Note we are registered for baby #2 at Diaper Junction. Search Chind, PW: Chind2