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@GeffenBaby Hemp Flat #ClothDiapers Review

@GeffenBaby flat #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers 1

As many of you know, I have been working with Geffen Baby for nearly a year, and I am a huge fan of their products. When I was preparing for Dirty Diaper Laundry’s 2012 flats challenge, I was bummed that Geffen Baby didn’t make a flat. I was so excited when they told me that they were manufacturing flat cloth diapers!!

@GeffenBaby flat #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers 4

Like other Geffen Baby products, their flats are knitted vs. woven, so they are very soft, and they are 100% USA made from knitting to cutting and sewing, packing etc!

@GeffenBaby flat #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers 2 before washing @GeffenBaby flat #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers 3 before washing

The flats measure 26-27ish” square before washing, and they are 60% hemp, 40% organic cotton jersey (highest hemp content in the industry!)

@GeffenBaby flat #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers 5 stretch

They’re also really nice and stretchy, so they fit different sized babies wonderfully. Above, I was able to stretch a good 6″!

@GeffenBaby flat #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers 6 after washing @GeffenBaby flat #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers 7 after washing

After prepping, the flat measured around 22 x 24″, and was still nice and stretchy. Hemp needs to be washed & dried at least 3 times before using, but it will gain absorbency through about 8 washes (in my experience, it continues to gain absorbency through up to 10-12 washes!)

@GeffenBaby flat #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers 8 vs hemp babies orange diaper co, diaper rite unbleached and flour sack towel

I’ve pictured (top to bottom) a Geffen Baby Flat, a 55% hemp flat, a bamboo terry flat, an unbleached birdseye cotton flat and a flour sack towel.

@GeffenBaby flat #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers 9 origami in size 2 small thirsties wrap

I’ve origami folded the diaper & put it inside a size 2 Thirsties Duo wrap on the small setting.

@GeffenBaby flat #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers 10 origami on 16 lb 9 mo old

My son was squirming like a…like a…what is the right analogy here? A snake trying to get a fat juicy mouse? LOL! So my fold & boingo fastening is super messy, but hey. It worked!

@GeffenBaby flat #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers 11 diaper bag on 16ish lb 9 mo old

Even with my terribly sloppy diaper bag fold above, I just made sure it was tucked inside the cover, and I was good to go! My favorite flat fold is the pad fold (are you surprised?) and they are awesome inside a pocket or cover. Since they are just 1 layer of hemp jersey, they are really easy to get clean, even with hand washing.

With a suggested retail price of just $6.95 each, I am definitely grabbing a few more before the 2013 flats challenge!

I received the pictured diaper at no charge for review purposes. I was not asked to write, nor was a compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own. I have a business relationship with the manufacturer.


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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her toddler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
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