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Old 03-23-2013, 11:41 AM   #11
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I really stunk at first but I'm getting better! It just takes practice and a few good tips. There was a thread a few days ago about getting a good fit.

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Old 03-23-2013, 12:24 PM   #12
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I got so much better plus bc of all the practice I am much better at folding regular laundry too. A WIN WIN!
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #13
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I'm not sure if you're looking for advice so if not just ignore me , but I found that using/perfecting just one fold and using it for weeks helped a bunch! If at first you don't succeed.....try, try again!
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:15 PM   #14
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I'm not sure if you're looking for advice so if not just ignore me , but I found that using/perfecting just one fold and using it for weeks helped a bunch! If at first you don't succeed.....try, try again!
I would take any advice you could offer. I can't seem to find a fold that works well for us. My son is on the smallish side (20lbs at 15 months) but is incredibly mobile. I have tried the kite fold, but there is so much extra fabric between his legs. I have also tried the origami fold, but I can seem to get the legs closed tight enough. Any thoughts?
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I would take any advice you could offer. I can't seem to find a fold that works well for us. My son is on the smallish side (20lbs at 15 months) but is incredibly mobile. I have tried the kite fold, but there is so much extra fabric between his legs. I have also tried the origami fold, but I can seem to get the legs closed tight enough. Any thoughts?
there is a video on the GMD website of Karen's 5yo doing an origami fold. I found it very helpful and she shows how to roll in the legs. Pm me if you have any trouble finding it.
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there is a video on the GMD website of Karen's 5yo doing an origami fold. I found it very helpful and she shows how to roll in the legs. Pm me if you have any trouble finding it.
Thanks so much!
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I've mostly done the origami fold, and I can get it right theoretically, but it won't stay tight and the legs droop. I've tried kite fold too. But even when I can get them on right at first, they always seem to loosen and fall apart.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:37 PM   #18
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I've mostly done the origami fold, and I can get it right theoretically, but it won't stay tight and the legs droop. I've tried kite fold too. But even when I can get them on right at first, they always seem to loosen and fall apart.
That is the problem I have, too. I just can't seem to figure out what to do differently.
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It took me quite a long time and only after baby #2. To get a good tight fit try pulling up on the wings before folding across the front while simultaneously keeping a good tight hold of the front part of the diaper. So rather than pulling to the side on the wings, pull up and over. Wish I could do a video tute but that was key to figuring out how to prevent the diaper from falling off after putting it on the baby.

That said, aside from the side-pinned angel wing fold I never could figure out how to get a tight fit with actual pins. I can snappi, but not pin (and for some reason not boingos either, I always end up with cut fingers with the boingos).
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I got so much better plus bc of all the practice I am much better at folding regular laundry too. A WIN WIN!
Yes. I don't know how it happened but I used to be a terrible laundry folder (MIL would give me these sad looks whenever we'd fold laundry together, it was terrifying). But after using flats, laundry gets folded all nice and neat.
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