cozy and soft bamboo

Preflat Diapers

Feels buttery soft like our bamboo pajamas, like a hug for baby's bum



Save over $2,700 by using LKC over disposables per baby!

No More Rashes

Made with breathable cool mesh, which keeps baby rash free! PFAS, Lead, Phthalate, chlorine free.

Superior Absorbency

Leak-free, blowout proof! Our natural fiber inserts are 4x more absorbent than other cloth diapers!

Preflat Cloth Diapers

Preflat Cloth Diapers: A Beginner's Guide

Have you ever wondered how preflat cloth diapers work? Let's explore everything you need to know about preflat cloth diapers.

What is a Preflat Cloth Diaper?

A preflat cloth diaper is a type of reusable diaper made from fabric, usually cotton or bamboo, that is flat and has a specific shape that can be folded to fit any size baby. Unlike modern cloth diapers with built-in waterproof layers, preflat diapers are the absorbency part of the diaper and require folding and securing with pins or snappies before use.

How Do Preflat Cloth Diapers Work?

  1. Prepping: Before using preflat diapers for the first time, it's essential to wash and dry them several times to increase their absorbency.
  2. Folding: Lay the flat diaper out on a flat surface. There are many folding techniques to choose from, such as the pad fold or the origami fold. Experiment to find the fold that works best for your baby.
  3. Securing: Once folded, you'll need to secure the diaper onto your baby. This can be done using diaper pins or snappies.
  4. Adding a Cover: To prevent leaks, it's recommended to use a waterproof diaper cover over the preflat diaper. Simply place the cover over the folded and secured diaper, and you're good to go!

Advantages of Preflat Cloth Diapers

  1. Cost-Effective: Preflat diapers are often more affordable than their modern counterparts, making them a budget-friendly option for eco-conscious parents.
  2. Customizable Absorbency: Since preflat diapers are flat, you can adjust the number of layers for customized absorbency, making them suitable for babies of all ages and you can also add inserts to make them more absorbent.
  3. Environmentally Friendly: By choosing reusable preflat diapers, you're reducing waste and minimizing your environmental impact compared to disposable diapers.
  4. Breathable: The breathable nature of preflat diapers helps prevent diaper rash and keeps your baby comfortable for extended periods.

Tips for Using Preflat Cloth Diapers

Don't be discouraged if it takes some time to master the art of folding and securing preflat diapers. With practice, you'll become a pro in no time!

  1. Invest in Quality Covers: A good-quality diaper cover like LKC is essential for preventing leaks and ensuring a snug fit. Look for covers with adjustable snaps or Velcro for added convenience.
  2. Stock Up on Supplies: Since preflat diapers require folding and securing, it's a good idea to have plenty of diaper pins or snappies on hand. Additionally, having multiple diaper covers allows for easy rotation between diaper changes.
  3. Experiment with Folding Techniques: There's no one-size-fits-all approach to folding preflat diapers. Experiment with different folding techniques until you find the one that works best for your baby's needs.

Preflat cloth diapers offer a cost-effective, customizable, and environmentally friendly alternative to disposable diapers. While they may require a bit more effort in terms of folding and securing, the benefits far outweigh the initial learning curve. Whether you're a seasoned cloth diapering pro or new to the world of reusable diapers, preflat cloth diapers are worth considering for your baby's comfort and the planet's health.

Pair preflats with