How to use Flat Muslin cloth diaper?

Link to Purchase :  Flat Muslin Cloth Nappy 

Our Kaupina flat muslin cloth diapers are wonderful to have on hand for a newborn baby because they are so versatile. 

These square muslin flats are traditionally used for newborn babies as cloth diapers, but they also make wonderful burp cloths, newborn receiving blankets, bibs, and pretty much anything else that comes to your mind! 

Muslin is very absorbent, dries quickly, and can be folded up for a very trim fit because it is a very lightweight material, so it is ideal for cloth diapering your baby. The beauty of a flat of this size  is that you can use the same diaper on your baby for many, many months.  These flats are truly one-size diapers. 

There are many, many ways to fold these cloth diapers, and there is no one "right" way; each mother finds a fold that works best for her baby.   


This one enables you to put the flat on a newborn child without adding too much bulk (because it spreads it so evenly). The Jo fold is quite adjustable and can be used on a newborn as well as a much older baby.  

For newborns, our favourite folds are both the "Jo" fold and the origami fold, both of which require a snappi fastener or diaper pin. 


New Born Tip : 

For New born, (babies less than 5 -6 kg) DO “JO FOLD” Step 1 . This step helps to make the bigger square to smaller square .  Follow rest of the steps.



This is an awesome fold, which can be used as inserts in pocket diapers and Covers.  This fold makes a wonderful insert which can help you in cloth diapering in breeze during travel and Monsoon. (Refer: Origami and Jo fold videos)


Absorbency Tip :

  • Add a pad folded Muslin nappy on top before putting on a baby (Refer :Videos under Origami and Jo fold)
  • Make a double layer by folding two muslin squares together. (Two muslin nappies, placed on top of each other and start  any fold you desired.Refer:  Video below  )
  • You can also use muslin flats folded up and placed inside of pocket diapers as quick-drying inserts for older babies.


Link to Purchase :  Flat Muslin Cloth Nappy 

Other Details: 

Size: Each muslin cloth diaper measures approx  27" x 27" before being washed.  After being washed, can be stretched out to about 26" x 26".  A muslin flat of this size typically can fit babies from the newborn stage through the toddler stage, depending on the fold you choose.   

Note : 

Our Organic cotton muslin nappy /swaddle blankets are free from Chlorine Processing, Latex, Lotions, Fragrances, Common Allergens, Phthalates, Optical Brighteners, and Petrochemical Additives