are sometimes considered old-fashioned. Layers of fabric are folded
and sewn together to create a rectangular shape. Prefolded diapers
made from Chinese cotton are thick and sturdy. They are able to trap
in messes, prevent leaks and wick moisture away from a baby's
and Dads who are new to cloth diapers should read about the different
cloth diapers and cloth diapering products available. After parents
understand the tools and products they are working with, cloth
diapering becomes easy. Practice makes perfect when folding and using
Understanding diaper terminology can help you become a cloth diaper
professional. It is easier to fold and use Chinese
when you know what to expect.
Service Quality – Sometimes abbreviated DSQ, diaper service
quality diapers are considered the best quality prefold diapers. DSQ
diapers are usually made from 100 percent Indian or Chinese cotton.
Prefold Diapers – Prefold diapers made from Indian cotton.
Indian cotton is soft and does not require as many washes to break
in as Chinese
They are available in white and unbleached cotton.
Prefold Diapers –
Prefold diapers made from Chinese cotton. Chinese cotton is higher
quality than Indian cotton. They need a few washes to break in but
are durable with less pilling and shrinking.
– Prefold diaper size for newborn babies. Measures 11x13
inches. Sizing numbers indicate that the layers are folded into each
panel of the prefold diaper.
– Prefold diaper size for babies 15 to 30 pounds. Measures
A thin material used between a baby's bottom and the diaper. Liners
make diaper changes quick and easy. The can be made from flushable,
biodegradable materials. Prefold diapers can be folded and
substituted as well.
Diaper Cover- Required when using Chinese
Cloth diaper covers are a waterproof outer shell worn over the
prefold diaper when it is on a baby. Diaper covers can be wiped
clean and re-worn between diaper changes. Diapers prevent leaks from
coming in contact with the baby's clothing.
that you know a little about cloth diapering terminology, learning
the basics of cloth diapering should be less confusing. Cloth
diapering is easy and just as convenient as using disposable diapers.
You'll save money and help the planet when you switch to cloth
diapers. Parents spend more than $3,000 on disposable diapers from
the time their child is a newborn until they are fully potty trained.
Using prefold diapers cuts that expense to $200 or less when you use
from birth to potty training.