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kelllilee 06-04-2008 01:47 PM

flat fold demos
 
hey all, I wanted to share a couple flat folds I've been playing with :giggle:

My DD is snoozing and I don't have someone to help take pics, so I used my mannequin so the fit isn't quite the same you'd get with a real baby, but for educational/demonstrative purposes it works.

hopefully the pics aren't too big..

First up, what I call the "scroll fold". Similar to the jelly roll fold for prefolds:
Start by folding the flat in half.
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...s/misc/013.jpg

Fold up in the front and down about 1-2" in the back. Adjust the front depending on what you need for the rise.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...misc/022-1.jpg

Roll in both sides until they are about 2-3" apart in the middle.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...s/misc/023.jpg

Lay baby on diaper and bring the front up

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...s/misc/024.jpg

fan out the back and front wings (dont' unroll between the legs, only unroll as much as you need for a wing)

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...misc/025-1.jpg

Snappi or pin, do the same to the other side and there you have it!

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...misc/026-1.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...misc/027-1.jpg

Nice and snug around legs, no poop getting out of here!

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...s/misc/028.jpg

Next is the modified bikini twist. I couldn't find any good demo of how to do a bikini twist with a flat cause there was always extra bits of fabric hanging out, getting in the way, sagging, etc... So here's the best way to do it. It also puts LOTS of layers right in the wetzone. LOVE this one for overnights!

Again start with the flat folded in half
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...s/misc/013.jpg

bring the front up to the level you need (practice will help you figure out how long to make it. You can also fold the back down if you think you need extra poop protection)

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...s/misc/014.jpg

Fold under to make a triangle with the top piece.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...s/misc/015.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...s/misc/016.jpg

Lay baby on the diaper and make your twist.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...misc/018-1.jpg

Bring up between baby's legs, fan out and snappi/pin one side.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...misc/019-1.jpg

Fasten other side. I typically have to adjust a couple times to get it really snug on the legs. With the bikini twist keep in mind that the front wing on the right tightens with the left back wing.
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...misc/020-1.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...misc/021-1.jpg

With practice you can get it really nice and snug with no drooping. If the front is a little "baggy" above the snappi, just fold it down to give it a bit flatter appearance.

angelisagemini 06-04-2008 01:52 PM

Re: flat fold demos
 
THanks!

sukhayogi 06-05-2008 06:55 AM

Re: flat fold demos
 
Thanks for posting this mama! Big help :thumbsup:

Harmony96 06-05-2008 09:09 AM

Re: flat fold demos
 
Great pics! :D

ojessesue 06-05-2008 09:24 AM

Re: flat fold demos
 
Makes me think--"maybe I will try some flats" :)

kelllilee 06-05-2008 09:35 AM

Re: flat fold demos
 
here's a couple shots of my DD in the bikini fold. really bad snappi job though, sorry! lol

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...s/misc/033.jpg

you can see how snug the legs are
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...s/misc/032.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...s/misc/030.jpg

and see how trim (keep in mind my daughter has major bubble butt!)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...s/misc/029.jpg

delicatefade 08-22-2008 02:10 PM

Re: flat fold demos
 
GREAT folds! I'm going to try these as soon as I get my flats!

Lizp86 08-22-2008 04:34 PM

Re: flat fold demos
 
Thanks!!! New to Cding and am happy to see these demonstrations on how to fold them.
Liz

2moms2IDGs 08-22-2008 05:12 PM

Re: flat fold demos
 
Awesome job mama! Now I think I might wanna try some flats!!:thumbsup:

newmommy13 08-22-2008 06:37 PM

Re: flat fold demos
 
great job kelli! i will definiately be trying out these new folds! i was just trying today to fold my flat like a PF and i just couldn't get it. :blush:


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