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Simply Prefolds Chinese Prefold Cloth Diapers (12-Pack)

by Simply Prefolds

Chinese Prefold Cloth Diapers (12-Pack)
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Andrew has worn a number of different brands of Chinese prefolds. My favorite Chinese prefolds are the diapers that we chose to sell here. These prefolds are the most absorbent and most durable diapers that I could find. They quilt up nicely when washed several times on hot, the stitching doesn't fray, they dried completely with one cycle in the dryer and my son can go two to three hours between diaper changes without soaking the diaper.

I've tried them all -- European prefolds, ComPly prefolds, Babies Textile prefolds, gauze prefolds, cheap Walmart prefolds, regular Gerber prefolds and Gerber DSQ prefolds. Absolutely none of them could stand up to these diaper service quality Chinese prefolds. Our prefolds are soft, durable, absorbent, and just trim enough. The workmanship is quality and the manufacturer stands behind the diapers.

These diapers are diaper service quality (DSQ). If you are looking for a simple workhorse diapering solution, these are your diapers!

You will need a fastener or a good diaper cover for these diapers. Prefolds can be fastened with pins or with a Snappi. But you don't have to use either! Check out our selection of diaper covers for a great fastener-free solution!

If you will be diapering a newborn, consider using ProRaps Classics in the newborn size. That diaper cover works well over the infant or preemie sized prefold and it has an umbilical scoop in the front -- an important feature that helps prevent umbilical infections. After your baby's umbilical cord stump falls off, we recommend Econobum and Flip diaper covers. Econobum and Flip diaper covers are made by Cotton Babies and are covered by our 30 day money back guarantee as well as our one year warranty.

If you are looking for burp cloths, you need the REGULAR 4x6x4 ply Chinese prefold cloth diapers with WHITE stitching. The regular sized prefold is also perfect for babies who are too small for premium sized prefolds but need more absorbency than the infant prefolds offer.

Chinese Prefold sizes available:
Infant 4x8x4 (newborn to 15 lbs). GREEN stitching. Measures 11"x13" after shrinking
Regular 4x6x4 (15-30 lbs). WHITE stitching. Measures 14.5" x 21" before washing.
Premium Unbleached 4x8x4 (15-30 lbs). BLUE stitching. Measures 13.5"x18" after shrinking.
Premium Bleached 4x8x4 (15-30 lbs). BLUE stitching. Measures 14.5" x18.5" before washing.

Wondering if you should go with Indian prefolds or Chinese prefolds?

Indian prefolds benefits:

Softer cotton
These are probably made of gauze cotton
Unbleached diapers wash up quicker (3 washes)
More absorbent

Indian prefolds drawbacks:

May wear out faster than the Chinese prefolds.
Lighter weight thread is used when sewing the ends of the diapers so the thread may wear out faster than the fabric does.

Chinese prefolds benefits:

Heavier duty stitching
These are probably made of twill
Due to being made of a heavier-weight fabric and stitched with a thicker thread, these prefolds will probably stay nice longer than the Indian prefolds.

Chinese prefolds drawbacks:

May pill up more than the Indian prefolds.
These diapers are still soft but they are definitely rougher than the Indian prefolds (when washed and dried in the same load)
It takes 7-10 hot wash cycles to make an unbleached Chinese prefold usable and absorbent.

More information on washing Chinese prefold cloth diapers can be found in our Resources section.

Made in Pakistan.


Snappi Cloth Diaper Fasteners

Snappi® is an inventive solution to the simple problems of diapering. This unique product was invented by a father who experienced frustration changing his own child's diapers. The first Snappi® was introduced to the South African market in 1987 at a trade fair where 4000 units were sold within days.

The Snappi® Diaper Fastener has revolutionized cloth diapering! This PINLESS diaper fastener offers a practical and reliable way to fasten a cloth diaper and has become one of the most important cloth diapering accessories in the world. Over 60 million have sold worldwide.

An EASY to use fastener that offers a PRACTICAL and RELIABLE way to fasten a cloth diaper, replacing the diaper pin. It comes in a variety of colors and is made from a stretchable non-toxic material, which is T-shaped with 'teeth' on each end. These 'teeth' hook into the diaper fabric to ensure a snug-fitting diaper with enough natural movement for the baby.

The Snappi® fastener is manufactured from FDA approved raw materials, a polyester based polyurethane which is degradable on aging through hydrolysis and/or microbiological attack. It contains NO latex or any other adulterant, dilutent or modifying polymers. Snappis are made from 100% polyurethane.

Snappis have become the cloth diapering necessity that "pulls it all together"!

  • It is an easy way to care for your baby.
  • It is made from non-toxic material.
  • The Snappi stays in place to ensure a comfortable fitting diaper.
  • The Snappi is safe, economical and affordable.
  • It is easy-to-care-for and can be sterilized in hot water.
  • It is durable and can last as long as six months.
  • The grips are designed and manufactured to ensure a better fitting diaper.
  • Snappis are available in a wide range of attractive colors.
  • Snappi has been clinically tested in various hospitals and clinics around the globe and passed all the tests with flying colors.
Directions for Use:
  1. STRETCH the Snappi® fastener before its first use. The stretching triggers the 'memory' of the Snappi® to return to its original size, and in so doing, will pull the diaper together to the middle to allow for a snug fit. This is essential for the Snappi® to work properly. This can be done by holding the Snappi® in the center with one hand, and close to the end of the leg with the other hand. Then s-t-r-e-t-c-h a few times (10 or so). As you do this you should feel how the material gains elasticity. Follow this stretching procedure with all three legs. The Snappi® is now ready to go!
  2. Make sure that the Snappi® is ATTACHED SECURELY. It is important that the Snappi® 'leg' being attached be stretched across the diaper before hooking it into the diaper. When attaching the Snappi®, hold onto the solid part of the tab. DO NOT pull on the loops. Then,
    Hook Left,
    Stretch ACROSS and Hook Right,
    Stretch DOWN and Hook Center
    Now your Snappi® fastener has gone from a ‘T’ shape to a ‘Y’ shape.
  3. Always use a diaper cover over the diaper and Snappi®

Made in South Africa.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Reviewed by Angela on Friday 15 November, 2013
Cotton Babies Verified Purchase

These are good and absorb well. Fully shrunk dimensions are: For the regular white/bleached it's 12.5 X 18. For the premium white/bleached it's 12.5 X 18.5 (but of course these are thicker at the middle, being 4X8X4). For the premium unbleached it's 13 X 15.5. Yes, that's right. The unbleached is way shorter than the bleached. I don't get the sense of it, but I do like the shorter one because it fits my big chubby 10 month old babies well while not being so overly long (I don't like to fold down), and the little extra width is good too.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
Reviewed by Jasmin on Saturday 13 April, 2013
Cotton Babies Verified Purchase

I ordered 16 of the regular bleached prefolds for my 18 month old - (about 25 pounds and 32 in.) I researched for months to find a good quality but inexpensive prefold to use with my econobum covers. These work great. I have to fold down in the front because they are long, but that just adds absorbancy. I have been using them for a few months and they are the first ones I reach for. They are softer than my cheaper prefolds that I have to double for the same absorbancy. I am able to snappi them easily. They are about 12in. x 17in. After 3 prep washes I had 3 or 4 diapers that had seams coming out at the ends. They are still usable and I will sew them to keep the fraying down. That is the reason for 4 out of 5.

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!]
Reviewed by Karen on Monday 04 March, 2013
Cotton Babies Verified Purchase

I've used these diapers for about 2 years and they are falling apart. They are soft and absorbent, but if you are planning on using prefolds for more than one child I'd go with a more expensive option.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
Reviewed by Morgan on Tuesday 26 February, 2013

These prefolds wash up nicely and become very soft upon prepping, I would say the absorbancy is good and I use them to stuff my BG pockets and so far so good! No leaks and no stinks like I get with microfiber inserts.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Reviewed by Jasmin on Monday 09 July, 2012
Cotton Babies Verified Purchase

These are good prefolds. I like how sturdy and soft the fabric is. They quilted up nicely. I did find the premium unbleached to be 13in x 16in. after 6 washes. I know all prefolds shrink a little differently. I love the unbleached fabric and am happy to find it here. Cottonbabies always has good customer service and free, quick shipping.