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DiaperDiva 08-11-2007 05:28 PM

Prefolds Made Easy (picture tutorial)
 
well, this is the ONLY way I can get a prefold on either of my kids. I guess different folds work for different parents/kids. I hope if you are like me, and none of the tradition folds worked, this will work for you.

I call this the no-fold prefold technique lol.

Step 1:
Lay prefold flat, and have pin/pins or snappi ready!
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/1...rock429rx9.jpg
Shot with NIKON D40 at 2007-08-11

Step 2:
put baby down on prefold. I prefer to put baby down on belly since she's just gonna try to roll over run away anyway, but you can put baby on the prefold the traditional way as well and this fold will work just as fine.
http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/1...rock417ji6.jpg
Shot with NIKON D40 at 2007-08-11

Step 3:
Fold Up over the bum.
(example one: im taking this picture myself and you can see she is already trying to take off!)
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/703...rock418yw4.jpg
Shot with NIKON D40 at 2007-08-11

example two: different angle. during a different diaper change, DH takes pic and I gt two free hands to change my DD!)
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/2...rock432xo1.jpg
Shot with NIKON D40 at 2007-08-11

Step 4:
Tuck top corners under baby.
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/5...rock433aw2.jpg
Shot with NIKON D40 at 2007-08-11

Step 5:
Pull bottom corners over, and hold in place and get your snappi or pin/pins:
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/1...rock435xv6.jpg
Shot with NIKON D40 at 2007-08-11

Examples of Snappi-ing or Pinning:
Snappi:
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8...rock436bq2.jpg
Shot with NIKON D40 at 2007-08-11
pin: (sorry i can only handle one pin!)
through wing one:
http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/9...rock438nn9.jpg
Shot with NIKON D40 at 2007-08-11
then through center (optional, but i prefer to if im going coverless), and through wing 2. then shut pin:
result:
http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/3...rock442qv7.jpg
Shot with NIKON D40 at 2007-08-11



AT THIS POINT LOOKS LIKE SHORTS... ONCE WE TUCK THE "LEGS" IN WE WILL GET ADDED ABSORBANCY WHERE WE NEED IT, AND IT WILL LOOK LIKE A DIAPER. HOWEVER, SOMETIMES I JUST LEAVE THEM LIKE SHORTS AND PUT THEM UNDER WOOL IF IM LAZY. OR LET THEM GO COVERLESS THIS WAY.

Step 6:
tuck in legs, all around the sides!
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9...rock444qy4.jpg
Shot with NIKON D40 at 2007-08-11

Final result:
http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/9...rock451st2.jpg
Shot with NIKON D40 at 2007-08-12
http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/9...rock452lj3.jpg
Shot with NIKON D40 at 2007-08-12

from another change, pics of her sitting up with this fold:
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/428...rock410lf2.jpg
Shot with NIKON D40 at 2007-08-11
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/881...rock411os3.jpg
Shot with NIKON D40 at 2007-08-11

pic of her standing with this fold (posted this pic earlier)
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/3889/photo86hx3.jpg
Shot at 2007-08-11


note from me:
im sure this is a lot like other folds final results, but i have tried EVERY fold, and for whatever reason, this is the only one i can get to stay in place right, fit this snug, and not end up with the snappi/pin handing on the "hinges" to hold the diaper in place.

susnrob 08-11-2007 05:37 PM

Re: Prefolds Made Easy (picture tutorial)
 
Wow, that's a great idea. I can usually get a good fit the "traditional" way, but I might just have to try this and see if it works even better! Thanks!

FitMommyOf2 08-11-2007 05:52 PM

Re: Prefolds Made Easy (picture tutorial)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by susnrob (Post 1580492)
Wow, that's a great idea. I can usually get a good fit the "traditional" way, but I might just have to try this and see if it works even better! Thanks!

:yeahthat: :yourock:

MatildasMum 08-11-2007 05:53 PM

Re: Prefolds Made Easy (picture tutorial)
 
I'm going to try it tomorrow!!

You sure do have a wiggly worm! :laugh:

CrunchyMama0607 08-11-2007 05:55 PM

Re: Prefolds Made Easy (picture tutorial)
 
wow, thats awesome!!!! thanks momma and i loove your embellished PF's! :drool:

ShannaMarie 08-11-2007 06:00 PM

Re: Prefolds Made Easy (picture tutorial)
 
Love that idea! Thank you! Cute PF's, too.

DiaperDiva 08-11-2007 06:01 PM

Re: Prefolds Made Easy (picture tutorial)
 
you cant tell too much by the pictures but se was actually on the other side of the bed by the end of a few of those diaper changes. there is no way i could "fold" a diaper and then put it on her. i need something i can do while she is running (er, crawling) away LOL.

DiaperDiva 08-11-2007 06:02 PM

Re: Prefolds Made Easy (picture tutorial)
 
thanks. i love my cottonspuds boutique prefolds!!! they are SO YUMMY.

jensenlife 08-11-2007 06:02 PM

Re: Prefolds Made Easy (picture tutorial)
 
thats soooo cool! i definitly have a squirmer so maybe this would work. i'll try it! your dipes were so cute! where did you get them?

Mom2Gray 08-11-2007 06:06 PM

Re: Prefolds Made Easy (picture tutorial)
 
CUTE pf!!

And I feel the squirmy baby thing...sometimes I literally have to sit on the floor and put my legs over and around him to pin him down. I feel like it looks abusive, but seriously, he is FAST and STRONG! :lostit:


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