It’s about time I told you about Bummis Prefold cloth diapers. These gorgeous rectangles of cotton are the very first cloth diapers I bought. They are also my go-to everyday choice for absorbency. There are a lot of options when it comes to prefold cloth diapers. When I purchased Bummi’s infant-sized Prefold cloth diapers they were the cheapest option at CozyBums Diapers (now closed).
I know earlier I talked about how much I love receiving blankets. And I still do. I use them occasionally with my toddler, but from 10-30 pounds, I exclusively use Bummis prefold diapers.
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.
The Bummis infant-sized prefold works for my kids, so I haven’t bothered to try others (That’s sort of a lie, I own the Imagine size small, Grovia Size 1 & 3, but I prefer my Bummis infant sized). With both kids, they are plenty of absorbency for two hours. There are times in which we do max out them out but usually because they had more liquids, were in a growth spurt, or we pushed it to 3-4 hours.
Typically I fold them into thirds and stuff them into a pocket, but more often I lay them on top of a diaper and right to babies skin. Super easy. If its a cover, I swap out and continue to reuse the cover until soiled and/or stinky.
Why I love them?
- Durable: I use them daily for two years and they are still in great condition. Yes, they hold stains, but no big deal its poop, it’s going to stain organic cotton fibres. They haven’t shrunk up and they haven’t changed sizes drastically. They still look and feel like they did almost a year ago.
- Perfect Size: From 12ish pounds to 32 pounds the Bummis Infant sized prefold is the perfect size for my kids when trifolded. Before that, they are a little big and needed to be pinned or snappis to fit better. After 32 pounds, I found they were too small within the diaper and I opted for something bigger (the GroVia Size 3 because the Baby sized Bummis is MASSIVE – I have no idea what to do with them).
- Canadian & Easy To Get: There are a lot of Prefold options out there, but most of them are hard to find in Canada. Bummi’s is easy because my local retailer sells it and so do many small baby boutiques. It’s also super affordable option coming in at at under $3 a prefold diaper.
- Absorbency: These work just right for us lasting a solid two hours and giving me zero troubles. I never boost them, I just use them and change them when needed.
Looking for a Prefold Cloth Diaper Recommendation?
Then this is what I’m going to tell you to get. The Bummi’s refold in an infant size is the most versatile, absorbent, and affordable absorbency option (in my opinion). This is what I put in my diapers 90% of the time, and I would wholeheartedly do it again. I built my stash with these, and they are petty much the only thing I still own.
Tell me about your Prefold cloth diaper experience? Have you tried Bummis?
Looking for a similar experience? I might recommend the Osocozy Prefold or the GroVia Prefolds. The Buttons Prefold is another option to consider, though the bamboo does shrink. A size 2 prefold from about 10-20lbs is my favourite size, about the sheet of paper. It can be easily folded onto a baby, and can be easily trifled and added to your favourite cloth diaper.