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Choosing reusable cloth diapers is a big decision that can lead to a rewarding journey for you and your baby. But where do you start? Here are the most commonly asked questions on how to start your cloth diaper journey.

Nicki's Diapers is a family business founded by Nicki and later joined by her husband Jesse. As a husband and wife team, they worked together to ensure the highest quality products while following responsible environmental and social business practices. The company is now located in Akron, Ohio.

Unbleached Prefold Diapers

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Nicki’s Diapers Prefolds are easy to use, even more absorbent than inserts, and fit into every budget. 

They are made up of three panels of fabric. The outer two panels have four layers of fabric and the middle panel has eight layers. This allows for the ultimate absorbency in the “wet zone” while keeping the diaper fitting trim.  

To make Prefolds waterproof, they must be paired with a diaper cover.

Prefolds are much more absorbent than inserts, and are a good choice for heavy wetters.


Made with 100% certified organic cotton, these prefolds are soft against your baby’s sensitive skin while offering the highest level of absorbency.


Absorbency Rating Super Absorbency

Nicki's Diapers Unbleached Cotton Prefolds offer our Super Absorbency, which is usually sufficient absorbency for even the most hydrated baby!

Preparing for Use

When you receive your Nicki's Diapers Prefolds, they will look quite large, flat, and feel slightly stiff. To prep them for use, wash and dry them 4-5 times in a hot or warm wash cycle using detergent and drying them in the dryer each time.

After they are prepped, they will quilt up and be very soft! Nicki’s Diapers Prefolds will shrink approximately 5-15% during prepping, but they are designed to leave plenty of fabric for your baby’s absorbency needs!

Please note, using the sanitize cycle or washing your diapers in water above 120 degrees fahrenheit, will not only cause excessive wear and tear on your diapers, but it will also cause them to shrink and quilt more than the below dimensions state. We do not ever recommend boiling to save time during the prep process.

How to Use

Nicki's Diapers Prefolds are very quick and easy to use.

1) Choose your favorite fold (bikini twist, pad fold, angel wing, etc.)

2) Secure with a fastener

3) Put a cloth diaper cover on over top for waterproof protection

Wash and Care

  Washing Your Prefolds:

1) Remove solids: Knock solids into toilet, Dunk n’ Swish, use a diaper sprayer, or diaper liner to help.

2) Remove prefold from the diaper cover before washing.

3) Run a rinse cycle on cold.

4) Run a full cycle wash on warm/hot with additive-free detergent. We recommend the use of Tide detergent. Do not use detergents with added softeners or stain removers. 

5) For best results, run one more rinse cycle on warm/cold.

6) Line dry or tumble dry or on low/medium. 

Care For Your Prefolds:

Fabric softeners and rash creams can ruin the effectiveness of the absorbency. We recommend you do not use them. If you need to use a rash cream, we recommend the use of a liner along with cloth diaper-friendly products.

Dirty diapers and inserts should not go unwashed longer than 2-3 days for risk of staining.

Nicki’s Recommendation

 We recommend tri folding or folded and secured with a fastener and wrapped in a reusable diaper cover or wool diaper cover.  


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Nicki's Diapers Plain Bamboo Prefold Diapers



Fold where you need absorbency adn cover with your favorite diaper


The Economical Option

These flats are great for cloth diapering on a budget, are the easiest to wash and the fastest to dry


Soft and Absorbent

The flat cloth diapers are very absorbent and soft against sensitive skin

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Fabrics for the prefolds range from cotton, bamboo, and unbleached cotton, which contain 2 outer panels that consists of 4 layers, and 1 center panel that consists of 8 layers. We also offer organic cotton, which consists of 3-6-3 layers within the 3 panels

Prefold Cloth Diapers offer our Super Absorbency, which is ideal for even the most hydrated babies

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X-Small Prefold Diapers best fit babies 4-10lbs, while the Small best fit babies 7-17lbs. When it comes to the Medium and Large Prefold Diapers, the Medium best fits babies12-25lbs and the Large best fits babies 15-30lbs

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 With the various folding options, prefolds can be customized to fit your baby from birth to potty training. Paired with your favorite fastener the prefold is a soft and very absorbent option made to fit your baby 

Features of Nicki's Prefold Cloth Diapers

How to Care for My Nicki's Prefold Cloth Diaper

Nicki's Diapers Prefold Diapers are very customizable and absorbent. All you need is a fastener and your favorite cover!

For wash and care tips print out our downloadable graphic here:

See The Fit in Action!

Stack of Nicki's Prefold Cloth Diapers in a Bag

Customizable Fit

The wide variety of folds associated with the prefold diapers ensure a fit tailored to your baby

Pairing Options

Not only are the prefold diapers very absorbent, but they are best paired with a cover to create a waterproof layer of protection

Plain Nicki's Cotton Prefold Cloth Diapers

How Many Prefold Cloth Diapers Will I Need?

(We recommend preparing for 2-3 days between washes)

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For newborns, you'll need about 12-15 prefolds with 3-5 covers per day. Once they are an infant or toddler, you will only need 8-10 prefolds with 2-4 covers

4 One Size Ultimate All in One Snap Cloth Diapers

This equals an average of 28-32 prefolds and 10-12 covers for newborns, and an average of 22-26 prefolds and 8-10 covers once they are an infant or toddler

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    A Nicki's Diapers Customer
    Francesca S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Super bulky

    Maybe it’s the rectangular shape of these diapers or the extra layer of fabric in the middle panel but these diapers are super bulky and difficult to fold.


    Nicki's Diapers

    Hi Francesca, We appreciate your honest feedback, thank you!

    Allison B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    My new fav prefolds

    Super absorbent, soft, and hold shape well after continuous use

    Melissa M.
    United States United States


    Love these prefolds

    A Nicki's Diapers Customer
    Ashley M.
    United States United States

    Love them!

    These were a valuable part of our diaper rotation. I would definitely make this purchase again.


    Nicki's Diapers

    Hi Ashley! So glad to hear that these prefolds have become an essential part of your diaper routine. Glad to hear that you have been enjoying their high-quality and aborbancy so much that you adding more to your collection :)

    Katherine L.
    United States United States

    larger than anticipated but good product

    They do the job. They are similar in size to osocozy size 3 and I was thinking they'd be closer to size 2 after shrinkage, but still great quality.


    Nicki's Diapers

    Hi Katherine! I am so happy to hear that you are enjoying your new prefolds! :) Glad that they are working great for you and your little one!