For my first new product review, Olivia introduced me to Geffen Baby, a U.S. cloth diaper company that boasts a unique fabric blend of 60% hemp and 40% organic cotton. This highly absorbent formula effectively increases the performance of multiple diapering systems and can be safely placed directly against your baby’s skin—a major win for my sensitive little guy.
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For the last several weeks I’ve been circulating a few of their Super Absorbers and one of their Jersey Prefolds through our diaper rotation, and I’d like to share a few things that make Geffen Baby stand out from the crowd.
The very first thing I noticed is how RIDICULOUSLY SOFT their products are, and after multiple wears and washes, they still feel great. The jersey prefold is particularly comforting, like your favorite t-shirt.
The sizes seemed pretty large when they first arrived in the mail, but the website very clearly indicated that there would be 10% to 15% shrinkage after washing, so I wasn’t worried. If anything, I think I would have opted for even larger sizes to accommodate this natural shrinking process.
The Super Absorbers, which started at 5.5”x13”, are now 5.25”x11.25”, an overall difference of about 4.5% widthwise and 13.5% lengthwise. The shrinkage meant that I was unable to use them by themselves as simple inserts inside covers, but I’m glad to say that their high-performance absorbency made them a perfect candidate for overnight use as doublers. For a larger option, I would go with their Super Absorbers Plus which start out at a length of 17”.
The medium/large Jersey Prefold had even greater shrinkage of about 20% lengthwise (from 16″ to 12.75″) but just half an inch widthwise (3%). This size ended up working perfectly for us though. I pad fold it and lay it inside a cover, and there is enough excess fabric to fold over a few inches in the front for extra absorption right where my son needs it. These prefolds don’t have the traditional strip of extra layers in the middle, but this doesn’t affect the performance at all. Every time I pick it up, I’m surprised by the heavy-duty feel of the fabric compared to other prefolds. These things mean business! I like to use ours during nap times as it easily handles the absorption alone without the need for an additional insert.
The Geffen Baby medium/large size prefold is about an inch wider than my traditional cotton prefolds, but it didn’t add any additional bulk to Brooks’ diaper, and it definitely worked harder for us than plain cotton. Although the material is a lot heavier, we haven’t had any issues with sagging as long as the cover is a good fit.
I would definitely recommend Geffen Baby to anyone who struggles with bad bouts of rash like we do. The 60% hemp content has so many great benefits. Along with super fast absorption and wicking, it has antimicrobial and anti-mildew properties. They design their products to fit with any cloth diaper brand, so they are very easy to work into your rotation if you’re looking for higher performance in your diaper stash.
Shop directly at Geffen Baby. Hemp Jersey prefolds retail from $6.89-$10.30, depending on size, and a 3-pack of Super Absorbers retails for $13.83.
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Disclosure: I received sample items for review purposes. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.
Samantha Levang is a contributor at This West Coast Mommy, specializing in cloth diaper and baby item reviews. She lives with her husband and one-year-old son in Washington state, and they look forward to welcoming a baby girl into the family this January. Between changing diapers and Braxton Hicks contractions, she enjoys landscape photography and the never-ending process of home decorating.