Welcome to the flat and prefold section of Mothering.com’s special how-to video resource on cloth diapering. Following are videos from Mothering advertisers with helpful information and demonstrations on how to properly use the diapers they sell.
This video resource is a web exclusive addition to the feature article “The Diaper Dilemma” in the May/June 2010 issue of Mothering magazine. To read the article, and accompanying resources, order a digital subscription or a copy of the May/June issue.
What is a prefold diaper?
A prefold is a rectangular piece of fabric with six to eight layers of fabric in the center and finished around the edges in a close, overcast stitch. Fastens with pins, Snappis, or is simply folded around the baby’s bottom before being placed in the cover.
What is a flat diaper?
The original cloth diaper that our grandmothers used, the flat diaper is a large rectangular or square piece of fabric made from layers of gauze. It is folded to fit the baby’s bottom, and is fastened with pins or Snappis.