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Geffen Baby XL/Toddler Hemp Prefolds (Review)

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I received these diapers as part of my monthly club subscription, which I purchased myself. I love Geffen Baby’s hemp prefolds; I use the M/L in a pocket as a night time diaper. (side note that I also work with Geffen Baby – for full disclosure!)

The XL/Toddler size (navy edge) are even larger. Here they are measured before & after prep:

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The XL is large enough to pin/Snappi/Boingo on even a very large toddler or preschooler. Trifold them the long way and put them in an XL/toddler size diaper, or, fold them like I did:

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I folded them in half and in half again, getting 16 layers of 60% hemp/40% organic cotton throughout.

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Folded this way, they were the same length as my M/L prefolds, and fit perfectly in my son’s medium diapers.

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Now obviously, 16 layers means this diaper isn’t as trim as the 12 layers of the trifolded M/L, and my son was a little “bootylicious.” 😉

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Even so, it was more trim than some other combinations of fitteds, soakers & covers I tried on my older son when he was soaking through everything, and also far, far less expensive. For now, I’ll stick with my M/L but I like knowing that I have these as an option if he starts wetting more at night!

Have you tried hemp prefolds for night time?

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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 preschooler 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.
  • January 13, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    […] (Snapless in general will be easier to get just the right fit in many cases!) Geffen Baby’s XL prefolds are very large and would also be great night time diapers and/or stuffers for big, heavy […]

  • Michelle Lee
    August 13, 2013 at 10:30 am

    This became our nighttime solution after my son starting peeing through the M/L. He could even leak through a Sbish fitted with extra hemp doubler under wool. Never a leak with this prefold though, and it’s SO CHEAP in comparison.

    • August 13, 2013 at 11:32 am

      I know! They seem so expensive at first, but then I think about how much money I spent on each fitted…eek!

  • Kelley
    August 13, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I totally need to look into getting these! My son is such a heavy wetter at night we struggle to find a non-leaking solution!

    • August 13, 2013 at 11:33 am

      Geffen Baby has a Buy 5 get 1 free on their site right now too!

      • Kelley
        August 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

        Wow that is a good deal I will have to check it out. Thanks Maria!

  • August 13, 2013 at 9:00 am

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