I don’t often review or video prefolds because, well, ummm…. they aren’t that exciting. “Hello look at this rectangle of cotton. It soaks up pee.” And even though the OsoCozy Stay Dry Prefolds aren’t sporting any crazy bells or whistles the simple additions of a stay dry lining and a size that fits perfectly into a cloth diaper cover when trifolded. Well, that is pretty neat. And after writing my review I surprised myself by giving this diaper a perfect score.
Ease of Use ✩✩✩✩✩ A prefold with 5 stars you say? Fold, fold, lay, snap/velcro. Whether you have your prefolds already laid in the covers ahead of time or you grab one from a basket and fold on top of your baby then put in the cover, it takes mere moments. If you have chosen a more complicated cover system that will add to your time but most covers are easy on!
Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩✩✩ These prefolds are sold by the dozen as most are. The Infant Size (purple) are $28.00 per dozen and the Premium (red) run $34.00 a dozen. They also make a toddler size for $44.00 a dozen. At $2-3 each these are a total bargain and a stash fluffer that you can use to get more changes from your existing covers. Trifolded prefolds and covers are the original “All-in-Two” and are still pretty awesome. Plus they are far cheaper than most AI2‘s on the market depending on what kind of cover you buy.
Performance ✩✩✩✩✩ A prefold usually can’t go wrong- there is a reason they have been around and holding strong for centuries. This style of prefold was plenty absorbent for us and we did use it (the premium size) overnight trifolded in a cover also. Now, unlike traditional prefolds, having a stay-dry layer might complicate your life when it means it can build up soaps or minerals and resulting in repelling. One thing to consider would be how a trifolded prefold would work on the youngest babies who still have liquid or sem-iliquid poops. Usually you will want a nice snug fit around the legs with your prefold and a trifold isn’t that. You can either rely on a snug cover to make up the difference and save the day (and your baby’s clothes) or try using these with a snappi, or just wait until that isn’t an issue.
Fit ✩✩✩✩✩ The infant sized prefold will fit into almost any cover. Yes, the larger the cover the more space at the back or front but that doesn’t mean it won’t work. The premium won’t fit every size cover (smalls and possibly some mediums,although it fit in all of my mediums I had) but will fit better in larger ones and will be more absorbent.
Overall: I have a soft spot in my heart for really simple cloth diapers that will work for any baby without having to learn a complicated sizing system. Any prefold will just about work the same as the OsoCozy Stay Dry but these were designed with trifolding and fitting into covers in mind, with the addition of an optional stay dry layer. If you don’t want stay dry then you canfold it the opposite way. Plus these are super cheap, you’ll just need to invest in some nice covers and unless you have expensive taste even that won’t break the bank.
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