Simple City Life: The Art of the Prefold and Flat! Nicki's Diapers Review and Giveaway #clothdiaper

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Art of the Prefold and Flat! Nicki's Diapers Review and Giveaway #clothdiaper

Last Tuesday was the first time since Alamea was born that  I was able to hang dry her diapers. I have heard rumor that the sunshine helps bleach the poo stains and I have been anxious to try it out. So I gave my Molly Suds Wool Dryer Balls a rest and hung away.  To my surprise it WORKED!! The diapers are nice and stain free again! YAY for summer and sunshine!!  Seriously this winter has been way too long here in Wisconsin. Speaking of Wisconsin have you heard of Nicki's Diapers from Madison, WI?  Nicki's Diapers has a huge selection of cloth diapering, nursing and baby wearing products, and they offer tons of classes as well. Along with  the actual store, their website is filled with a fantastic selection of all of these products and they carry  lines like Planet Wise wet bags and Best Bottom diapers.
Nicki's carries their own line of flats and prefolds. They offer 100% cotton  or the bamboo flats and prefolds  which are 55% bamboo and 45% cotton.  I received a packet of the  bamboo flats and prefolds early in April and  was really excited to try them out since I heard so many wonderful things about the products the store offers.

Nicki's Diapers-Madison, WI

I was a little hesitant about the prefolds because the couple I have from another company are really scratchy and do not fold nicely. But I was really surprised about these prefolds, not only were they super soft, they fold in 3rds so nice and I don't have issues trying to get them to stay in place!  I also think they have a fantastic absorbency! I have been using them for everything lately, even pocket diapers which the prefolds have replaced my micro-fiber inserts.

Nicki's Diapers Flat-folded in thirds
The last few months I have used flats as my go to. They fit so nice in the diaper covers and I am able to fold them to size. I also like how quick and easy they dry, either on the line or in the dryer. I have been trying to figure out the best way to fold the flat diapers and I keep sticking with the  newspaper fold and placing them in my favorite waterproof diaper cover. Courtney tried to show me the origami fold  on the flats a few time and for some reason I can't seem to get the hang of that one. I even bought a snappie to try out with a flat but so far I have not used it, since it's just as easy to fold it and place it in a cover.  I also like that you can throw the flats in your diaper bag and because they are so soft they can be used for a swaddle blanket. I have also used the large ones as a  nursing cover and both sizes have been great for burp clothes.  Also the cost of one of these flats starts at $2.15 so it can save you lots of money upfront and even more in electricity since the drying time is not very long since they are thinner.
my laundry assistant

I think every cloth diapering family should have a pack of these flats and prefolds, they totally come in handy regardless of what diapering system you are using and for the price it really is worth it. One of our lucky readers will get a chance to  win a pack of 6 small bamboo flats and 6 large bamboo flats from Nicki's Diapers. All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter form below and be sure to tweet everyday to raise your chances of winning.
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Happy Folding!


  1. I like to just use a padfold most of the time with flats, if I am pinning/snappi-ing, the oragami fold.

  2. Kite fold if I'm expecting poop, otherwise padfolded :)

  3. I am not an adventurous folder and just prefer the newspaper fold. No issues and it's super easy!

  4. I haven't used flats before so I'm not really sure which fold I like best.

  5. trifold! but sometimes i like to try and actually fold and snappi

  6. I've never used flats. I love my prefolds, and these look even better with the quicker drying time!

  7. I haven't used one yet, but I'll probably do pad folds a lot.

  8. Our little guy is 7 weeks old, so we are totally new to cloth diapering and I don't have any preferences yet.

  9. I like using the pad fold because it's so quick and easy!


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