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mooandme 08-24-2006 11:32 AM

Folding wrong? Do I need to cut? *pics*
 
These prefolds are either toddler or premiums. Its the lighter green stitching if that helps. They are the right size for around the waist. The problem is there is excess all over the diaper and I cant get it to fit trim. Its unrolling or doing other funky things. :banghead: Its mostly happening around the legs. I cant imagine how huge they would be with a cover and pants. I like thin and trim. I've always heard prefolds are very trim. Im not seeing it :headscratch: what am I doing wrong?

I think this is called the jelly roll? It looks trimmer in the pictures then in real life. There is so much at the legs its irritating the crud out of me. How can I fix it?
http://static.flickr.com/91/223807137_865d2efdc7.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/70/223807238_965629137b.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/76/223806746_2dc6314d7c.jpg

I was a tried and true bikini twist lover but with these it looks horrible. There is no way I could get a cover on him much less pants as well.
http://static.flickr.com/94/223807069_0c7055fae1.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/92/223807088_2b9aef51b8.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/68/223807115_32846d72dd.jpg

Do I need to cut? If so, what and where do I cut?

todzwife 08-24-2006 11:40 AM

Re: so I have these prefolds
 
Those are toddler chinese and they are too big in the rise :) If you get the rise trimmed off a couple inches they will fit MUCH better.

mooandme 08-24-2006 11:42 AM

Re: Folding wrong? Do I need to cut? *pics*
 
Its the legs that are bothering me the most.

How would I make them look okay with cutting them? I dont want to butcher them kwim?

mooandme 08-24-2006 12:11 PM

Re: Folding wrong? Do I need to cut? *pics*
 
looking at the leg areas in the picture Im thinking i need to cut the sides. How would I do that without really ruining them? Is there a way to do with without them looking home-made?

presleycaedmon 08-24-2006 01:02 PM

Re: Folding wrong? Do I need to cut? *pics*
 
I hear ya girl. I'm having the same problem with our premium cpfs. DD is WAY too big for her infants and her premiums are WAY too big for her! :banghead:

And your pics look WAY trimmer than what my folds have ended up looking like!! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

todzwife 08-24-2006 02:54 PM

Re: Folding wrong? Do I need to cut? *pics*
 
Contour them maybe? SO they are more of an hour glass shape?

Jillybean 08-24-2006 03:30 PM

Re: Folding wrong? Do I need to cut? *pics*
 
Maybe make them into prefitteds?

blondeviolin 08-24-2006 05:41 PM

Re: Folding wrong? Do I need to cut? *pics*
 
I'm weird, but I just say invest in a few premium CPFs. www.mommacommune.com/boutique has Thirsties (:drool:), a six-pack is $10 and free shipping. So basically, $20 a dozen. Not a bad deal at all.

negrapy 08-24-2006 07:12 PM

Re: Folding wrong? Do I need to cut? *pics*
 
it sounds funny but really trimming the rise will help the legs. When you can get a good fit prefolds are soooo trim. I couldn't believe how much butt a fitted has (even most of the "trim" ones after using prefolds)
I like prefitteds but you will lose absorbancy, about the same with contouring them. When I am using a too big prefold I do a combination of the bikini twist and an angel fold, tucking more of the front under. While its not as trim its still pretty good and doesn't bulk up around the legs but sometimes its hard to get the twist in the right spot so the rump is flat.
I guess i should get a pic up because its really hard to explain

Sanche 08-24-2006 10:22 PM

Re: Folding wrong? Do I need to cut? *pics*
 
Wow...That looks trim to me! What is wrong with it? I've never been able to get a really trim fit with a prefold. :headscratch:


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