This organic cotton tie cloth diaper is comprised of a very long piece of stretchy knit cotton that is wrapped and tied around your baby. The concept is similar to a flat or prefold in that it consists of one flat piece of organic cotton, but it also features a stretchy knit cotton tie that is wrapped around your baby's waist to keep the diaper in place.
This diaper is made from soft, stretchy organic knit cotton that "grows" with your baby, which makes it truly a one-size diaper. It is one of the most economical choices in cloth diapers because it will fit your baby from birth through potty training. The knit cotton is absorbent but is fairly thin, so we recommend using this diaper with a doubler for extra containment and absorbency. You can use any doubler or insert directly against the baby's skin or in between the two folds of the diaper.
To see how a tie nappy works, you can view our video demonstration here. (Demonstration features Engel tie nappy, which is nearly identical to this one).
This is a terrific cloth diaper, especially for night time! This diaper may seem rather intimidating at first, but with a bit of practice you will find that it is quite easy to use without the need for any snaps, velcro, fasteners, or pins. Once you have mastered this tie and have achieved a snug fit, we do recommend folding the fabric in (toward your baby's skin) once or twice around each leg to form a cuff; this will help contain leaks. We love this diaper because it is one of few cloth diapers that is absolutely, 100% organic. Because it has no elastic, velcro, or snaps, it truly contains no synthetic materials of any kind. You will need a cover with this diaper to make it waterproof, and you can use any any type of cover you wish.
For a very effective night time system, we recommend using this this diaper "stuffed" with a cotton prefold, folded into a trifold (or a prefold + doubler of your choice for more absorbency), with a thick wool cover such as Disana's merino wool covers. This is a wonderful night time system because it is breathable for your baby and when tied properly, it contains leaks very well. This also works wonders at night because it takes a long time for this particular cotton to feel wet on the outside, especially when you have stuffed the diaper with an extra prefold or thick doubler. We love this combination because it is provides your baby with 3 or 4 layers of 100% organic fabric.
Made by Disana, this diaper is made from 100% organic cotton, certified organic by the International Association of Natural Textiles (IVN) and meets the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
Made in Germany.
Care: This diaper may be machine washed and dried on low to medium heat. It should be washed before using it on a baby for the first time, and we recommend washing it 3-5 times before it becomes fully absorbent, which removes the natural oils found in organic cotton.
Size: This is a one-size diaper. It can be folded as needed in both the front and back to make it small enough to fit a newborn, as long as you don't mind a little extra bulk. Unfolded, the dimensions are: 49.5" long (from top to bottom), 7" wide (at the narrow base), and 11" wide (at the wide upper portion). Each string is 22" long.