Flat muslin cloth diapers are wonderful to have on hand for a newborn baby because they are so versatile. These square muslin flats are traditionally used for newborn babies as cloth diapers, but they also make wonderful burp cloths, newbirn receiving blankets, bibs, and pretty much anything else that comes to your mind! Muslin is very absorbent, dries quickly, and can be folded up for a very trim fit because it is a very lightweight material, so it is ideal for cloth diapering your baby for the first few months.
There are many, many ways to fold these cloth diapers, and there is no one "right" way; each mother finds a fold that works best for her baby. For newborns, our favorite fold is called the "Jo" fold, which we use with a snappi fastener or diaper pin to hold it in place. To see how this fold works, you can view our video demonstration here.
You may also fold the muslin into thirds and use it as you would a prefold diaper folded into a cover. If you need more absorbency, you can add an extra liner or you can make a double layer by folding two muslin squares together. You can also use muslin flats folded up and placed inside of pocket diapers as quick-drying inserts for older babies.
Made by Engel, this nappy is made of 100% organic cotton muslin, certified organic by the International Association Natural Textile Industry (IVN) and the Global Organic Textile Standard. High quality organic cotton such as this is antistatic, robust, moth-resistant, and can be washed at high temperatures in washing machines. It is suitable for the most sensitive skin, making it an ideal choice for infants.
Made in Germany.
Size: Each muslin cloth diaper measures 31.5" x 31.5" before being washed. After being washed, each flat measures 23" x 23" and can be stretched out to about 27" x 27". A muslin flat of this size typically fits babies up to around 10-12 lbs, but that weight limit depends entirely upon how you fold it. I have even managed to fit this on my baby when he weighed around 16 lbs!
Care: Organic cotton may be machine washed at high temperatures. If using as a cloth diaper for a newborn, please wash 3-5 times before using so it will be fully absorbent; some shrinkage is to be expected. We recommend line drying this diaper to minimize shrinkage.
Posted by Rachel on 10th Oct 2014
These are great in terms of quality (soft, relatively good absorbency, and wash superbly well) and value (very affordable). However, I find myself reaching for them less for two reasons: 1) pesky to get on right with our now 6 month old, who has figured out that she can protest during diaper changes (thoughthese are super thin and one should be extra careful with snappis for any age baby); and 2) require added layers of absorbency for the heavy wetter. To be fair, these are advertised for use with newborns (and I can imagine they would be much easier to use for the 0-3 month old). Assuming our baby doesn't get too big soon, we will keep these for rainy days/moments (e.g., in between cloth diaper wash loads, airing out the tush to treat/prevent rashes).
Posted by Doreen A Granny gone Green ! on 25th Sep 2012
I wish I was more informed of these items Many Yrs ago for my other Lil one, Now 8 yrs old.
Love the Fact that One can get FINE Euro Products right here in the U.S. @ Such GREAT Prices !
The Tie on Nappies & Muslin Flats are Truly the Best Diapering Options,,,in Conjunction W/ the pull on Woolies Diaper Covers ! The Best for Baby!