Gerber Prefold Gauze Diaper, 5-Pack

Last updated date: March 8, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

Gerber Prefold Gauze Diaper, 5-Pack

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 64 expert reviews, the Gerber Gerber Prefold Gauze Diaper, 5-Pack placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note June 5, 2020:
Checkout The Best Burp Cloth for a detailed review of all the top burp cloths.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.3
818 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
These are larger than many other brands you’ll find. They can be used for many other purposes.
- Mom Loves Best
Why are cloth diapers on our list of baby burp cloths, you ask? Because they’re so absorbent and super-durable, parents find they make excellent cloths for burping!
- The Bump
Soft and comfortable for babies, they can also be used as changing pads or burp cloths.
- Best Choice Reviews
It utterly works for fast-acting absorption in order that babies could immediately return to their dreamlands.
- Review Alley
You don’t have to worry about the spit-up leaking through to your clothes, and you can use them as changing pad covers and more.
- Baby Advisor
Many reviewers have said that these Gerber Prefold Gauze Diapers double as amazing burp cloths. Just, obviously, make sure you wash them first!
- Popsugar
These are the ultimate diaper burp cloths. Many parents have commented that these work exceptionally well in absorbing larger messes which even towels fail to handle.
- All Natural Mothering
They are remarkably cheap when it comes to cloth diapers. Extra long, so they can be used as burp cloths.
- Inner Parents
An excellent choice for a burp cloth, can last a whole day.
- Parent Loves
What experts didn't like
These are a little rougher to the touch than some other brands.
- Mom Loves Best
Will shrink with repeated washings.
- Baby Advisor
The fabric seems to be too thin, so they might not be the most absorbent diapers on the market.
- Inner Parents
The diapers tend to get wrinkly and flat after washing.
- Parent Loves

From The Manufacturer

Gerber premium prefold heavyweight gauze diapers are made from heavy, tightly twisted yarns, woven in a fashion that provides an exceptionally durable diaper. 100% cotton diaper. Many uses: cloth diaper, burp cloth, lap pad, cleaning cloth, changing pad. Comfortable, recyclable and reusable. 5 count white assortment. Great for giving as a gift. machine wash, tumble dry.

Overall Product Rankings

Gerber 3-Ply Prefold Cloth Diapers/Burp Cloths, 10-Pack
1. Gerber 3-Ply Prefold Cloth Diapers/Burp Cloths, 10-Pack
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 6
Synrroe Muslin Burp Cloths, 4-Pack
2. Synrroe Muslin Burp Cloths, 4-Pack
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 1
Burt’s Bees Organic Baby Burp Cloths, 5-Pack
3. Burt’s Bees Organic Baby Burp Cloths, 5-Pack
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 12
Gerber Baby Girls’ Flannel Burp Cloth, 4-Pack
4. Gerber Baby Girls’ Flannel Burp Cloth, 4-Pack
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 4
Gerber Baby Girls’ Terry Burp Cloths, 3-Pack
6. Gerber Baby Girls’ Terry Burp Cloths, 3-Pack
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
Hudson Baby Unisex Flannel Burp Cloths, 4-Pack
7. Hudson Baby Unisex Flannel Burp Cloths, 4-Pack
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
Gerber Prefold Gauze Diaper, 5-Pack
8. Gerber Prefold Gauze Diaper, 5-Pack
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 9
green sprouts Organic Muslin Burp Cloth, 3-Pack
9. green sprouts Organic Muslin Burp Cloth, 3-Pack
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 11
GERBER Baby Boys’ Flannel Burp Cloth, 4-Pack
10. GERBER Baby Boys’ Flannel Burp Cloth, 4-Pack
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Burp Cloths

There’s no getting around the fact that babies spit up and drool frequently during their first few months of life. You’ll want to have plenty of burp cloths on hand to protect your clothing and to wipe baby’s lips and chin as needed. Of course, burp cloths also make an excellent baby shower gift if you know someone who is expecting.

Before you buy a pack of burp cloths, take a look at the material used to construct them. You want to make sure the fabric is soft, as newborns have sensitive skin. You’ll find burp cloths come in 100% cotton, flannel, muslin and terry cloth.

Look around the outside of the burp cloths to determine whether they have finished edges. Finished edges keep the construction material from fraying, which also works to extend the life of the cloths.

Another feature to consider is pre-folded panels that make folding and storing the burp cloths a breeze.

Select a set of burp cloths that is listed as extra absorbent. It’s also helpful if the material is known to dry quickly. This is especially important if the burp cloths are designed to double as cloth diapers.

DWYM Fun Fact

According to the Guinness World Records Book, the longest burp lasted 1 minute 13 seconds 57 milliseconds. This was achieved by adult Michele Forgione in Italy in 2009. Although your baby won’t burp for an entire minute like Michele, there are still a few things you’ll need to know about burping your infant.

First, bottle-fed babies will swallow more air than breastfed infants, and thus, require more burping. Second, babies that are breastfed can be sensitive to something their mothers are consuming, which can lead to excess gas. Finally, babies generally stop needing to be burped between four and nine months. At this age, little ones are starting to sit up more and are learning how to self-burp.

The Burp Cloth Buying Guide

  • Some reviewers report that there are times when dried spit up remains on the burp cloth after washing. You may wish to pre-treat the area first and use a soft-bristle brush to break up the spit up before you toss it in the washing machine.
  • It’s a good idea to have at least 10 to 12 burp cloths on hand when your baby is born. Newborns tend to spit up often and you might not want to do laundry every day.
  • If you can’t air-dry your burp cloths, place them in the dry on the low heat setting. This will help prevent the burp cloths from shrinking.
  • There are several factors that affect the price of burp cloths. You’ll find the more basic Synrroe Muslin Burp Cloths, 4-Pack and Gerber Baby Girls’ Flannel Burp Cloth, 4-Pack are among the most affordable. Since the Gerber 3-Ply Prefold Cloth Diapers/Burp Cloths, 10-Pack also work as cloth diapers, they are more moderately priced. The most expensive is the Burt’s Bees Organic Baby Burp Cloths, 5-Pack because it sports a GOTS certification.