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Old 06-26-2007, 08:04 AM   #1
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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 . 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.


This is how I start out folding the prefold, there is about 2 inches folded down:


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:


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:


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:


Make sure you have the wings pulled as tightly as you can comfortably get them, then snappi:


Here is the nice tight fold you should end up with:


Notice there is hardly any gaping at the legs because I pulled the wings so tight:


There's no way this baby is gonna leak!:


Add the pull-on cover for a super trim, adorable & reliable combo:


Whilder loves posing in her wool
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:12 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:23 AM   #3
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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.

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Just found out the prefold's arn't thirsties they are little lions unbleached indian prefolds
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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!
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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!
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.
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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!
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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.

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Just found out the prefold's arn't thirsties they are little lions unbleached indian prefolds
I love your tutorial mama So where can I snag a cheeky's cover? It doesn't look like she sells on hyena cart anymore?
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Awesome tutorial! Im going to try that next diaper change. Thanks Kaela!
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she is absolutely adorable!!!

But I still don't know how a snappi works
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Awesome tutorial! Im going to try that next diaper change. Thanks Kaela!


Did you dye that prefold yourself? It is beautiful . . .

And ds has watched Whilder's video three times now . He keeps saying "That's a sis-sy? Again, mama again."

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