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Old 07-02-2007, 11:26 AM   #1
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How do you use your Bumkins?

I got a few new Bumkins Covers sz Med for my 9 month old who is 20 pounds. They fit fine but I'm not sure if I like the way I've been doing them. I just fold the prefold in thirds the short length and lay it in the cover (not in the pocket). The cover is pretty snug but I don't feel that there is enough coverage around the leg. I haven't had any problems yet but was wondering if it's better to do the prefold on him first then put the cover on over.

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Old 07-02-2007, 11:46 AM   #2
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Re: How do you use your Bumkins?

I just use mine with a trifold tucked into the pocket. I fold over the front of the pf for my son to make it fit better in the cover and give him a little more "up front" protection. He's not had a blow-out yet, although a messy poo might get on the insides of the leg gussets.

I like the trifold method because I can pre-load the covers (making it easier for dad to change baby), I don't have to worry about tucking everything in, and I don't have to put two items on an extremely squirmy baby!
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Re: How do you use your Bumkins?

so these covers work ok with a trifolded prefold?
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:24 PM   #4
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a hemp trifold in a bumkins cover was our out and about solution for dd2. those covers were bullet proof on her! i have some smalls to try on dd3 when she gets a bit bigger.
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:33 AM   #5
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Re: How do you use your Bumkins?

i have tried it all the ways you guys have and the best one for me with no leaks is to put the prefold on normally and then cover it. If i use the flap and even fold over the extra in front he always leaks out.
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Re: How do you use your Bumkins?

Once my babies get into mediums, Bumkins with a prefold are my absolute favorite combo! For some reason, the smalls never seem to fit them as well.
I fold the prefold first and then place it in the cover. To fold the prefold, I first fold down the front to make it the right length, then I fold it in the thirds. I place it in the cover seam side touching the cover so that it's a smooth surface on baby's bum. I do tuck the diaper in the little flap in front. Then I unfold the very back part and fan it out so there's plenty of coverage in the butt area.
It's hard to explain, but before I velcro each side, I also pull the back corner of the diaper across the hips to the front so that the velcro and nylon really isn't touching baby at all. I hope that makes sense.
Anyways, this system is bullet-proof during the day!
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