It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a video cloth diaper review. Most of you are aware of our home renovation situation and recent move so I hope you are bearing with us during this transition. Today I have a video and review of the Geffen Baby prefolds. These diapers are made in the USA and use 60% Hemp and 40% Organic Cotton for an absorbent prefold! They come in sizes and you can choose to buy either their hemp fleece or hemp jersey prefolds. The fleece will feel fuzzy and the jersey has more stretch (think t-shirts).
Ease of Use ✩✩✩ In terms of applying any diaper a prefold, regardless of brand, is not high up on the “easy” list. That being said, you can make it as easy or as hard as you really want. You can simply trifold the prefold in thirds and insert in a cover or pocket (easiest method) or apply using any number of folds (see 4 popular prefold folds) and snappi, Boingo, or pin onto the baby and then add your cover. The Jersey Geffen Baby doesn’t hold a snappi as well as the fleece. That is true of any jersey fabric as well. If you plan on relying on a snappi the hemp fleece would be a better choice for you. The jersey Geffen Baby takes pins like a champ.
Orange XS (perfect for newborn covers/pockets and brand new babies) 12″ x 13.5″
Green S (infant and most pocket diapers) 14.5″ x 16″
Lavender M/L (older babies, fit perfectly in a large pocket/cover like Flip) 16″ x 18.5″
Navy XL (bigger toddlers and XL pockets/covers) 18″ x 21.5
Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩ Usually prefolds are the most inexpensive option (or close to it) in cloth diapering. “Luxury” prefolds are more for those who love prefolds than for people trying to save money. They are still cheaper than a pocket or all-in-one and are still economical overall. The price per prefold will vary depending on the size and if you choose fleece or jersey. They use more hemp than most prefolds and are made in the USA so these are contributing factors to the price. Expect to pay about $5-8$ per prefold.
Performance ✩✩✩✩✩ I’ve been using the hemp fleece prefold (green edge) trifolded inside of my Applecheeks envelope covers. I’m a big fan of natural fibers at night (less chance of leaks) and these prefolds have been plenty absorbent for Everett’s needs overnight. The Jersey prefolds are so soft I like leaving Ev coverless in them. Both are very absorbent and they have been wearing like champs for the past few months.
Fit ✩✩✩✩✩ The Lavender edge is a good size for Everett and should last him a while. They have enough room that I can easily snappi them. Some parents might need to bump up the size if the waist doesn’t allow enough room to fasten though. The green edge we were also sent was too small to fit around his waist (which is fine) but it worked the best for trifolding. It was also fleece so there was no stretch, but the rise (when folded) would have worked for Everett. For reference he is 22 months and 22 pounds.
Overall: The Geffen Baby prefolds are really nice and much softer than traditional Chinese/Indian prefolds. They don’t look like the traditional prefolds either but trust me, the fold and function the same. They are a newer company and I appreciate their commitment to providing a quality, Made in the USA, prefold. These are rather rare!
Where to Buy: The Geffen Baby Website is under construction but you can still shop via their fanpage: Facebook.com/GeffenBaby
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