Prefold diapers have been popular since before most of us were
born, and they've had a resurgence in the last few years. But
prefolds are great for all sorts of household uses.
on, wax off If they're soft enough for your
baby, they're soft enough to wax your "other baby" in
and polish Prefolds are gentle enough to polish silver
and perfectly sized for all your general purpose cleaning tasks.
it up Trust me, you'll never find a regular dishtowel that's
Burp! Prefolds make superb burp cloths. You just might thank
me for this.
it up Storing your china after the holidays?
Moving? Prefolds are safer than newsprint — and no ink
on your valuables or hands is a bonus!
its place You know the kids are going to drip, so why not
give them an absorbent placemat?
Ahhh Soak a prefold in hot water, squeeze out the excess and
wrap sore muscles.
Oohhh Soak a prefold in water, fold in thirds and freeze. When
needed, take it out, wrap it inside a dry prefold and apply it
to the wounded area.
911 Prefolds make superb emergency bandages. Grab this mega-absorbent
prefold and go.
stuff Prefolds are thick enough to absorb anything you dish
out. They hold up under repeated washings, something regular
potholders cannot always claim to do.
change artist Prefolds make ultra-absorbent, reusable
and durable baby changing pads. Baby won't mind laying on a warm
cloth that smells like home.
duty You can always tuck a prefold inside cloth diapers
as inserts for extra absorbency.
Playtime Let the kids go nuts! Baby diapers,
playing house, threading together a curtain for a fort or amateur
theatre production … you
name it, and prefolds can take it on.
© Tricia Ballad
Ballad is co-owner of the Balter
Catalogue Company, Balter
Wholesale, and Balter
Baby. She is also a successful freelance
writer, editor, and project manager living in Central Illinois
with her growing family.