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What is different about Thirsties prefolds?

A prefold is a flat diaper that is usually quilted and can be trifolded or fastened under a diaper cover. They are the workhorse of the cloth diapering world, and very affordable and versatile. Thirsties has strived to overcome many of the cons of prefolds in the design of the Duo Hemp Prefold:
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    We have the same amount of layers throughout, accept at the top which you can fold down
  • Patent-pending design is easy to clean, quick to dry, and grows with your baby
  • Made from buttery soft custom hemp jersey knitted in the USA (55% Hemp, 45% Cotton)
  • 25% more absorbent and much more durable than pure cotton
  • Maintains a trim and comfortable fit
  • Naturally antimicrobial
Thirsties Duo Hemp Prefolds are designed for free-flow of air and washing water. Each panel is only 2 layers thick, permitting thorough cleansing with little effort and quick drying times. Our custom hemp jersey is as soft as your favorite t-shirt and it's knitted with love right here in the USA. Hemp is an ideal diaper fabric as it displays antimicrobial properties, is many times more durable, and is more absorbent than cotton. In fact, our hemp jersey is 25% more absorbent than a prefold of the same weight made from cotton alone! This translates into a very trim and effective cloth diaper with a hefty amount of absorbing power. Thirsties Duo Hemp Prefolds are best trifolded into a trim cover, such as the Duo Wrap.
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Here is an illustration of the Trifold:
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Note: Sharp diaper pins and Snappi fasteners are made for woven fabrics, and thus can damage a knit fabric such as our Duo Hemp Prefold. Prefolds are very absorbent and versatile diapers. If you are looking for a reliable and affordable diapering option, prefolds may be your best bet! You can find our Duo Hemp Prefold at retailers around the globe: If you have any questions, please send them to me at  :)


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  • I bought some premium unbleached organic cotton prefolds and I so didn’t realize how big they would be. Now my baby boy has a big ’ol bubble butt!

    I’d like to try hemp and compare the absorbency.

    Michelle Kiolbassa on
  • I’ve been trying to figure out the difference between lots of different prefolds – thanks for giving the down low on yours!

    Bethany S. on
  • I love my Thirsties hemp prefolds. They are super absorbent and were a great step up when my son started out-peeing his (premium quality) infant prefolds. However, I have to disagree about fast drying. They take forever to dry along the stitching line where the four layers of fabric meet. Still, that’s a minor problem and certainly doesn’t stop me using them.

    SarahD on
  • love love love that they’re made in the USA!! I only wish they were cheaper so I could buy more!

    Shauna K on
  • Good to know that snappis hurt knit fabrics like your prefold.

    Melissa K on

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