There’s a new product at Nicki’s Diapers and it’s simple, versatile and affordable – cotton muslin flats!
Nicki’s brand flats are made of a gauzy cotton muslin weave which is both lightweight and soft. Prices and sizes are as follows:
- Small flats measure 28″x30″ and are $3.00 individually or $15.95 for six.
- Large flats measure 31″x35″ and are $3.50 individually or $17.95 for six.
The small is bigger when padfolded than a Nicki’s standard cotton flat.
Performance: Estimating the absorbency of these muslin flats, I would say they are in between a flour sack towel and a standard 100% cotton flat (which has a denser weave). Size large padfolded with a hemp insert held Mary Kate (average wetter, age 18 months) all night.
The advantage you have with muslin is that it’s lighter, and allows for potentially more airflow. It would also be theoretically even easier to clean than a more dense cotton flat. For some families, I think it just comes down to aesthetics. You might really fall in love with the old-fashioned, springy, light-as-air look and feel of muslin.
The bright white is so fresh and pretty; they look like a dream blowing in the breeze on your clothesline. 🙂
And what’s really impressed me is the feel of these flats. They are very soft, even a little squishy, and don’t feel flimsy at all. And because they feel so wonderful, I’ve found they are an amazingly cheap alternative to pricey muslin blankets. You can get a 6-pack of the larges for close to the price of one Aden + Anais swaddle! Click here to shop at Nicki’s.
Care: Wash 2-3 times before using to remove natural oils and increase the absorbency. You do not have to dry them between wash cycles. They will shrink up to 15% in size after prepping, and this is normal. The look and feel will change as well, from a flat and smooth diaper right out of the package to a soft, quilty consistency.
I pull mine right out of the dryer and there are no wrinkles. They fold up beautifully.
Fit: Unless you are pinning the size small on a newborn or tiny infant, I think it works best padfolded. Size large is perfect for trying different folds. Either one can be tucked inside a pocket diaper in lieu of a synthetic microfiber pad. Size small when padfolded roughly corresponds to most diapers and covers on their small to medium settings; the same goes for large.
Muslin is easy to fasten (with Boingo’s or Snappi’s) or pin. The Origami Fold, shown here on Mary Kate, is one of my favorites because it’s narrow through the middle and gives you longer wings to work with on a bigger baby/toddler.
Other uses for Nicki’s cotton muslin flats:
- Burp cloths
- Lovey blanket
- Baby shower gift – I think any new mother would adore these whether using cloth diapers or not!
- Emergency nursing cover
- Insert for pocket diapers
- Booster for older babies and toddlers
Be sure to visit Nicki’s huge Fall Closeout Sale, with up to 50% off cloth diapers and accessories!
Where to Buy Nicki’s Cotton Muslin Flats:
Nicki’s Diapers – Sold exclusively at Nicki’s Diapers
with Free Shipping Over $10
Remember that for every Nicki’s brand flat or prefold
you buy, 1 is given to a child in need!
Giveaway: CLOSED My readers in the US and Canada can enter to win a 6-pack of Nicki’s Cotton Muslin Flats, in either size small or large! Use the entry form below to get started. Good luck!