This took way too long to do a video on my stash of Osocozy Prefolds… and I’m dividing this into two videos – one for the better fit and one for the other ones. Today, let’s talk about the Better Fit Osocozy Prefold.
Everyone is looking for the best prefold diaper, but I’m doubtful there is any arguable difference amongst brands. Most brands have the same size selection made with the same textiles manufactured in the same countries. So, if you’re going to ask me if these are better or worse than GMD or Luludew or Nicki’s, I don’t know, and I don’t think so. I think that these are all pretty much manufactured in similar conditions to similar needs.
I’m a total skeptic there is any major differences between brands – only if there are differences in textile composition and size. If you know otherwise, feel free to slide into my email <3
Fun factoid before we dive into the products and their absorbency – on the Osocozy website I discovered a statement about their manufacturing which is important because #whomademyclothdiapers and because the cotton industry is notoriously dirty in many ways. Osocozy is owned by Dennis Frederick and over on All Together Diaper website it notes that cotton products are sourced through a certified Fair Trade facility in Pakistan. Fair Trade facility is relevant in that it ensures a fair wage and price is paid to farmers in the supply chain.
I also wanted to note that these did take a lot of time to prep. They are very much a traditional diaper that needs a good number of washes to achieve absorbency.
Osocozy Better Fit Cotton Prefold
I have three sizes today of the Better fit Osocozy Cotton Prefold – These are 4x8x4 design of 100% cotton twill.
The better fit shape is designed to be narrower to give a a better trifold fit for those of us who love to padfold a prefold. That means these prefolds might be a better shape and size to use as inserts in your pocket cloth diapers or covers.
- Infant Size – Purple edged and estimated to fit 6 – 16 pounds, this little insert compares in absorbency to my beloved Bummi’s prefold. It comes it at 9 ounces – a total of 9.3, 9.5, and 8.2 ounces.
- Prefolds are cheap. These prefolds are even cheaper when bought in bulk or in a 6-12 pack. So these pricing estimates will be off. In the USA, this is $2.22, and 25 cents an ounce. In Canada it’s $3.10 and 34 cents per ounce.
- Premium Size – the red edged prefold is for 14-30lbs. This prefold is more absorbent than the purple with an average of 12.6 ounces. My results were 11.9, 12.8 and 13 ounces.
- Pricing wise this prefold is $3.00 USD and 24 cents per ounce. The Canadian cost is 34 cents per ounce and $4.34.
- Toddler Size – this is a beige coloured on and is for 25-40lbs. This prefold is very absorbent at 15.5 ounces. Thats comparable to the Flip Overnight, the Nuggles 3 Ply, and the GeffenBaby Hemp prefold in a Medium (purple one).
- At $3.50 each thats 22 cents each, and at $5.05 Canadian it works out to 33 cents per ounce.
The pricing per ounce on the prefolds is consistent with the Better Fit selection. You don’t get a better deal by going bigger or smaller, so just buy the size you need for your baby. I would argue most kids would use the infant size from infant to toddlerhood. Most other diapers on the market average around 8-10 ounces of absorbency, therefore unless you NEED the full on 16 ounces of the toddler, I’d pass and buy what you need.