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Ooey 06-26-2007 09:04 AM

How to get a super trim fit with a prefold *step by step pics!*
 
I noticed a lot of people asking lately so I thought I'd post these pics that I took a few weeks ago since I'm such an expert at getting a super trim great fit :mrgreen: :giggle: . They arn't the absolute best but show the basic overview. I'm using a little lions unbleached indian prefold, a new style snappi and a wool interlock pull-on cover.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ics_1yr178.jpg

This is how I start out folding the prefold, there is about 2 inches folded down:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ics_1yr181.jpg

I lay it out then set the baby on top, I've found this is easier than trying to fold it under the bum or slide it under:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ics_1yr182.jpg

Once you have it positioned on baby, fold the extra length down in the front (should be 1-3 inches) this creats front wings, tuck them around the sides and hold in place:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ics_1yr183.jpg

Pull the first side wing over as far as you can, hold firmly with one hand while pulling the second wing over, then hold both wings together with one hand while you reach for your snappi:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ics_1yr184.jpg

Make sure you have the wings pulled as tightly as you can comfortably get them, then snappi:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ics_1yr186.jpg

Here is the nice tight fold you should end up with:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ics_1yr135.jpg

Notice there is hardly any gaping at the legs because I pulled the wings so tight:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ics_1yr141.jpg

There's no way this baby is gonna leak!:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ics_1yr150.jpg

Add the pull-on cover for a super trim, adorable & reliable combo:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ics_1yr167.jpg

Whilder loves posing in her wool :D
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ics_1yr174.jpg

BluebirdBaby 06-26-2007 09:12 AM

Re: How to get a super trim fit with a prefold *step by step pics!*
 
That is so great!! Thanks! She is a cutie.

What kind of wool is that? A Luxe?

How often would you change that? I have a heavy wetter, and everytime I used a prefold, she would be soaked in 30 minutes.

Lisa-Rachelle 06-26-2007 09:13 AM

Re: How to get a super trim fit with a prefold *step by step pics!*
 
Awesome tutorial! Im going to try that next diaper change. Thanks Kaela!

Ooey 06-26-2007 09:23 AM

Re: How to get a super trim fit with a prefold *step by step pics!*
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BluebirdBaby (Post 1341215)
That is so great!! Thanks! She is a cutie.

What kind of wool is that? A Luxe?

How often would you change that? I have a heavy wetter, and everytime I used a prefold, she would be soaked in 30 minutes.

This is a cheeky's wool cover, I like it because it's a bit smaller and stretchier than a luxe, but those work great too. What kind of prefold you are using really makes a huge difference in the absorbancy. For a heavywetter you will want premiums not regualrs (premiums have extra layers of fabric in the middle). And these perticular prefolds, I think they are thirsties, seem to be really awesome and absorbant. For night time I use the exact same fold, but with a hemp infant prefold tri-folded in the middle.

ETA:
Just found out the prefold's arn't thirsties they are little lions unbleached indian prefolds :blush: :giggle:

veggie-mama 06-26-2007 09:24 AM

Re: How to get a super trim fit with a prefold *step by step pics!*
 
she is absolutely adorable!!!

But I still don't know how a snappi works :cry:

BluebirdBaby 06-26-2007 09:27 AM

Re: How to get a super trim fit with a prefold *step by step pics!*
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ooey (Post 1341262)
This is a cheeky's wool cover, I like it because it's a bit smaller and stretchier than a luxe, but those work great too. What kind of prefold you are using really makes a huge difference in the absorbancy. For a heavywetter you will want premiums not regualrs (premiums have extra layers of fabric in the middle). And these perticular prefolds, I think they are thirsties, seem to be really awesome and absorbant. For night time I use the exact same fold, but with a hemp infant prefold tri-folded in the middle.

I am using regulars. I thought the premiums were longer too? I think my regulars are 4x8x4. I'll check out the Thirsties though. Thanks! I'm also going to look into that wool cover. I LOVE it! :thumbsup:

Ooey 06-26-2007 09:29 AM

Re: How to get a super trim fit with a prefold *step by step pics!*
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BluebirdBaby (Post 1341287)
I am using regulars. I thought the premiums were longer too? I think my regulars are 4x8x4. I'll check out the Thirsties though. Thanks! I'm also going to look into that wool cover. I LOVE it! :thumbsup:

I don't think premiums are longer, although each brand is slightly different with the sizing. As far as I know Cheeky's isn't open any more, she closed her HC.

BluebirdBaby 06-26-2007 09:31 AM

Re: How to get a super trim fit with a prefold *step by step pics!*
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ooey (Post 1341300)
I don't think premiums are longer, although each brand is slightly different with the sizing. As far as I know Cheeky's isn't open any more, she closed her HC.

Ah! Bummer!! I found an online store (not HC) but maybe it's different. I guess I'll have to keep checking FSOT!

j9_shooter9 06-26-2007 09:32 AM

Re: How to get a super trim fit with a prefold *step by step pics!*
 
I"m gonna try that Kaela. Thanks!

I have a different way, but keep trying new things.

:)

rwooley 06-26-2007 09:49 AM

Re: How to get a super trim fit with a prefold *step by step pics!*
 
GREAT TIPS!! Ive been foldong mine a little different, Ill have to try it this way!:goodvibes:


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