Lots of flat diapers have been featured on the blog this year! Today’s review features a unique, made-in-the-USA diaper: hemp jersey flats from my affiliate, Geffen Baby. Geffen flats are available in one size, with light green stitching around the edges. Each flat diaper retails for $8.50. I’ll also share my experiences with Geffen Baby cloth wipes, which come in packages of 10 and are made of the same jersey fabric but with darker green stitching.
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Hemp Jersey Flat
Made of 60% hemp and 40% organic cotton, this flat measures about 24.5″ by 26.5″ before washing. It’s not an exact square, but that is typical with many natural fiber diapers. After washing, my Geffen flat shrank to about 23″ by 25.5.” The serged edges do curl up after washing and drying and don’t stay flat; this may bother some but it’s not a concern to me.
Pad folded, the Geffen Baby flat diaper measures about 11″ by 4.75″ inches.
It’s very close in size when folded to the Geffen Baby hemp jersey prefold – size small. So the size range for the Geffen flat diaper is roughly 0 to 6 months.
A Boingo or Snappi works “ok” with the smooth hemp jersey, but doesn’t grip as tightly as I would like. A diaper pin is ideal. However you decide to fasten, the Geffen flat will only work for a small baby. And since I don’t have a newborn or small baby right now (Ingrid is over a year old), I’ll demo on a baby doll. 🙂
We didn’t use fasteners at all. I mainly used our Geffen flat diapers pad folded in Ingrid’s newborn covers and small covers. When she reached “medium” size, the flat was too small to give adequate coverage and absorbency. Since it’s only offered in one size right now, I will definitely say that a larger size is on my “hope” list. However, I know that increasing the size while keeping the price affordable is a delicate balance.
We really love the softness, smoothness and absorbency of these Geffen flats; as a bonus, they wash and dry more quickly and easily than the multi-layered Geffen prefolds. And of course, we love supporting a USA-made product!
Since Geffen flats do run small, you can repurpose them as a doubler, burp cloth, lovey, etc.
If you want a much bigger flat, the new Geffen Baby Fladdle (hemp fleece diaper/blanket) is about 30″ square. I personally prefer the smooth jersey over the fleece, however. The Fladdle is also priced a bit more at $12.48 each.
Hemp Jersey Wipes
I also purchased a pack of single-layer Geffen Baby hemp jersey wipes to try out. They are made of the same fabric as the flat diaper (a smooth hemp/cotton blend). After washing and drying they are about 8″ by 7.5″ inches, so again, not a perfect square. They are $12.34 for a package of ten, which is a really great deal.
Since they are one thin layer, these hemp jersey wipes are easy to store and don’t take up much room like bulkier/thicker wipes do. The hemp-blend fabric is super durable. They get most jobs done just fine, but for big messes I prefer a wipe with a nubbier texture. If you also like to have some cloths on hand with a little bit of scrubbing power, Geffen Baby does have a hemp/French terry wipe. It’s on my “to try” list.
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