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Old 07-06-2010, 06:33 AM   #911
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Just tried the modified Rosie Posie fold for a little more width and loved the little gussets. Too bad I didnt take a pic. He's napping now but I'll try another later and hopefully he'll cooperate for a photo shoot.

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Old 07-06-2010, 12:24 PM   #912
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Thank Blossomgoat for this Rosie Posie modified fold for chubbier/bigger babies.

I am posting pics for those of you who need visuals like me. Start with the rosie posie fold beginning (hemmed edges together, fold bottom up to get desired rise).

The instead of folding in thirds like a prefold take one side and fold into center:


Then fold the other side into the center:



Take top two layers and fold out wings:


Put baby on and jelly roll if you like, fan out top and snappi or pin.

On baby:





Nice gusset:
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:40 PM   #913
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I have a recieving blanket I want to use as a flat but it measurs 28 X 35. Any suggestions for a fold with something that is so rectangular? I'm new to CDing.
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LOL. I think that's your own modification! Mine has a different first step entirely. I"ll try to get pics...

Okay, got pics. I'll go upload and post later in the day. Too busy chasing children. LOL.
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Ikea flat


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I have a recieving blanket I want to use as a flat but it measurs 28 X 35. Any suggestions for a fold with something that is so rectangular? I'm new to CDing.
Just fold the side in just enough to make it square... then you can fold however you want.
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Okay, here's the modified RoPo fold:

Here is my flat. You can tell that I had folded it in quarters out of the drier and am now folding it for use. I like to do this bec it leaves a nice midline crease. Fold each side towards but not TO the midline. I leave about 2" open a the center.




Here is where I add a doubler, if I'm using one. Then I fold the bottom up to make a not-quite-square shape.



Here is where I rejoin the RoPo fold.








I kind of pinch the fabric between the legs or jelly roll it in before I pull it up. I then spread out the top of the diaper, near the navel, so it gets more width.





I then tug the side wings out perpendicular to baby's bum. I make sure to have a fold in it so that it catches any outwardly flowing poo.













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Old 07-06-2010, 03:22 PM   #918
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Wow... OK yeah. Pictures help!

Love how she's totally posing in that one pic. Too cute!

Thanks for posting your tute!
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:26 PM   #919
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I swear I'm the only person who doesn't like the RoPo fold! It drives me nuts that the wings are so far off to the sides, like a PF, and that there isn't enough fabric left to jelly roll. And if I don't jelly roll, I don't get a skin tight fit around the legs. My son, at 2 years old (almost anyway) still doesn't have predictable poop times, and his poop is still peanut butter consistancy - I NEED tight leg casings LOL

Oh well, different stokes for different folks, right? HAHA
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I really want to try flats (Ikea is like 30 minutes away but I don't want to go by myeslf today - soooo no trip. Its too hard with my DD anyway).. but receiving blankets are too small for her because well.. my DD is a chunkamonkey.. so.. any advice?? Could I just cut up some extra flannel I have laying around?
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