Flat Birdseye Diapers

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Price: $22.99 per dozen
               or
           $2.59 each


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Unfortunately the price of cotton just keeps going up and up.  Baby Cotton Bottoms is trying very hard to absorb as much of that as possible, but we will see prices continue to rise as long as this continues.  :(

Product Details

These old fashion nappies are made of soft 100% birdseye cotton imported from China, 27 by 27 inches and 1 layer thick. Shown in picture folded over twice. Each diaper weighs 2.6 oz, 25% heavier and thus more absorbent than any brands found in chain stores that we have sampled. The material in our diapers is also a little softer than you find in chain stores.

This is the original cloth diaper still used in many countries. These are a one-size-fits-all diaper that requires folding to properly fit baby. These diapers also make great dish towels, cleanups, burp cloths, lap pads, changing pads, bibs, wash cloths and baby wipers. They are also used as optical cleaning cloths, CD & record cleaning cloths and for shoe shine polishing rags. Because they are only one layer thick, they dry quickly on your clothes line or in your dryer. Used with pins or a Snappi and a diaper cover, they are far and away the least expensive way to comfortably diaper your baby.

Features:

  • Made from one layer 100% birdseye cotton
  • 27” x 27”  (our sample shrunk to 24.5" by 24.5" but that's only one sample)
  • One Size Fits All
  • Multi-purpose

Product Review

Rating = 5
Months Used = 1

Just had to say Birdseye flats are the greatest thing ever. Every mom needs at least a dozen. Great for burp rags, baby picnic blankets, napkins, squishy baby bath towels, protecting the side of your couch from a certain cruising, sticky fingered, recently fed spaghetti rug rat, and for those days you realize you just ...took the last diaper out and nothings even in the wash yet, they make great diapers too!;)  --Christa 8/10

Rating = 5
Months Used = 8

We began with the Gerber flat folds--which were too small and not thick enough. These diapers, however are easy to fold when they are warm without permanent wrinkles. (important when one has a limited amount of time). They are very absorbent. Also, the seams along the edge are quite durable--saving one the problem of dealing with loose threads. My only complaint is that it is not available in an unbleached version. Still, soft (esp. when used with vinegar and chemical free dryer balls), durable, well sized, and absorbent. What more could one want in a flat diaper?  --Jill 2/09

Rating = 5
Months Used = 1

I used those flats you buy at the store and they worked 'okay' when my daughter was smaller, but she out grew them. SO I ordered these and they have done so great. They still have the same off square strange folding issues but all flats have that. These are by far the best flats I have used. Good Product!! If you like the flexibility of the flat fold diapers, these are for you!!  --Carley 11/08

Rating = 5
Months Used = 40

I love these cloth diapers, we have washed, and washed, and washed these over the course of 3 years with my 3 babies, the bleached ones have held up wonderfully, would so recommend getting those, i do not recommend the natural unbleached, for some reason, those have definitely broken down over time, they still work well just the fibers have really broken down and they have many little holes in them. The bleached are definitely a great investment this is all we have used along with the bummis super whisper wrap cover and my cloth diaper journey has been wonderful!!  --Amy 11/08

Note from Baby Cotton Bottoms:  We discontinued the unbleached version a while back, so no need to worry about that!  :)

Rating = 2
Months Used = 1 

This diaper I found to be useless as an actual diaper, mainly because the absorbency is so weak. However, since they are square, they have been nice lightweight little blankets for my newborn. I would not recommend this for use as a diaper, but as little blankets they are okay. I would recommend that you try a pack before you buy a bunch to see if you like them.- Elisabeth 7/06
Rating = 4
Months Used = 2 


These flats are great! The only complaint I have is that they are not perfectly square, so some folds (like the origami) are a little trickier. It's not a real problem though. They do have one side that is rougher than the other. It's easy to tell which side to put next to the baby's skin though! These flats are absorbent enough that I only need to use one for my 30 lb 16 month old. I use a bikini twist fold and it works wonderfully. If I know I won't be able to change him right away, I use a second flat as a doubler. Even using two diapers, these are much, much trimmer than prefolds. I'm looking forward to eventually diapering a newborn with these! - Shauna 5/06
Rating = 5
Months Used = 2 


These are the finest quality flat diapers on the market. Because they are not bulky like some organic cotton or hemp diapers, they dry very quickly, but they are much thirstier than what is being sold today as standard birdseye. They are also a longer-staple cotton so they don't get scratchy with washing the way imitation diapers (sold to be burp cloths) do. The moderately large size makes the diapers absorbent enough for a toddler bladder but not too bulky for a littler bottom. These could easily be the only type of diaper a parent needs (if you're not lucky enough to have a couple dozen Curity stretch your mom saved from your babyhood!) Enjoy! - Jessie 1/06
Rating = 2
Months Used = 2 


I bought 4 dozen of the birdseye flats for my newborn granddaughter, looking forward to the same positive experiences (esp. ease) I had using cloth diapers for my own children during the 1970s-80s. Unfortunately, the birdseye flats have been a disappointment due, primarily, to the impossibility of getting a diaper pin to go through the fabric, despite having prewashed the diapers 20+ times and using brand new diaper pins (plus the bar-soap trick to lubricate them). The pins simply will not glide through the fabric. Additionally, we felt that the birdseyes were too scratchy for delicate, newborn skin. As a result, we ended up buying gauze flats and will use the birdseyes as household rags (for which they're exceptionally suited, as the fabric is quite thick and absorbent) until some unknown point in the future when the cloth will accommodate diaper pins AND be soft enough to use next to delicate skin. In a nutshell, this particular birdseye cloth has been a real disappointment. I would suggest seeking out gauze diapers instead.- Laura 1/06