Hemp jersey flat fabric (50 x 50 cm, newborn size) is folded and used as absorbent layers in cloth nappies.This works really well as a trim and absorbent nappy on a newborn and is quick drying too which is fantastic for a quick laundry turnaround.
Hemp jersey is a very thin, lightweight, absorbent fabric. Fit around baby and fasten with a Snappi (sold separately). You will need to use a waterproof newborn size cover over the folded hemp jersey nappy. For a newborn you would need about 24 flats and five newborn size covers.
The 50 x 50 cm hemp jersey flat will fit during the newborn phase from 2 kg until baby is about 5 kg. After that you will need larger flats and covers, but the great thing about flats is that they can continue to be used. The hemp squares can be pad folded and used as boosters when your baby is bigger, making flats really economical in the long term.
Hemp jersey is absorbent and stretchy but does lose its shape and stiffen when drying. You may wish to briefly tumble dry on a low heat to soften the flats up, or alternatively you can rub the fabric together in your hands.