Katie received a free diaper for review. Maria has a business relationship with the brand and may receive a small commission if you click & buy, thank you. All opinions are Katie’s. When I looked for a cloth diapering solution I was always told that fitted diapers were the very best diaper you could get for nighttime. Never once did anyone mention to me that prefolds could easily be an amazing nighttime solution as well. Once I had a positive outcome with prefolds, I wasn’t so obsessed with fitted diapers anymore. I’m a pretty simple cloth diapering mom. Fitted diapers are great, don’t get me wrong. But I love a one-step process for lazy nights. Especially because often times, I let my kiddo fall asleep before putting his nighttime diaper on. I have to say that I’m really surprised people don’t talk more about Geffen Baby products, especially their prefolds.
If you’re not familiar with Geffen Baby, here is a little background on the company. They are deeply involved in every single step of the manufacturing process in order to ensure that their product is perfect. Geffen Baby manufactures the textiles they use at their own plant, in their backyard to ensure they have a hand in on every step of the production from start to finish. I mean, how cool is that?! They decided to improve their fabrics by adding more hemp to the content. Geffen Baby makes 95% of their products here in the USA, eliminating a lot of their carbon footprint in doing so.
Geffen Baby sent me one of their Jersey Prefold Diapers in the medium/large size for review, which has beautiful lavender trim. It’s for ages 6-12 months and up and is 16″ by 18.5″. The prefold is 4 layers of ultra-soft combed organic hemp/cotton that’s gentle against your baby’s skin and wears in to absorb more efficiently. It’s made with 60% hemp and 40% cotton and is made in the USA.
The Jersey Prefold is different from other prefolds I’ve used. After all the prepping and using the prefold for overnight, the prefold appearance doesn’t change like typical prefolds I’ve used. Usually the other styles can turn bumpy and while I know they’re not necessarily uncomfortable for your baby, aesthetically, they’re not great. Don’t get me wrong, I still like and them, but that’s one of the things I love about the Jersey Prefold, it stays the same great shape. The first thing I noticed when I got my package from Geffen Baby was that they have some pretty simple packaging. Which is great, because that’s even more waste to keep out of the landfill. I opened it to start prepping it, which they recommend 3 prewashes to rinse out all the natural oils of the fabric and to increase the absorbency. Of course the absorbency will continue to increase through the first eight washes. However, you can use it after just three pre-washes. I noticed even before washing just how soft this prefold is. I imagine sheets being made just like this and how soft they would be! It’s really that soft. I was surprised by the drying time as well. I typically have to turn on the dryer a bit longer for prefolds, especially nighttime prefolds, but not for this one.
There are different ways you can use prefolds. You can do all kinds of different folds, but I prefer to do a trifold and stick it inside whatever cover I have available at the moment. I like to keep things simple. Typically I use a booster for any nighttime prefold just to be sure he doesn’t have any leaks. I decided to really test out the Geffen Baby prefold, because what kind of a reviewer would I be if I didn’t push the limits. Guys, it lasted through the entire night without leaking! And my two year old even nurses several times a night. This is definitely a great addition to a nighttime diaper stash.
Geffen Baby also offers a ton of other great products as well. Absorbers, nursing pads, fitted diapers, accessories and even some super cute bath robes! So go check out the Geffen Baby website and like Geffen Baby on Facebook as well!
Have you tried Geffen Baby prefolds?