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Old 05-18-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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My new fold for FLATS for toddler boys! - The AIRPLANE FOLD!

UPDATE: Just wanted to say that my fold won the Flat Fold Invention Competition!!!

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I entered this Airplane fold into the Flat Fold Invention Competition, so if you love this fold you can vote for it! Or go check out the other cool folds that have been submitted, try them out and vote for the one you like best!


http://www.paddedtushstats.com/2011/06/americas-next-flat-fold-competition.html

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The Airplane Fold!

I just wanted to share the new fold for flats that I came up with while trying to get flats to work for my DS! I have been trying to master flats in readiness for the flats hand washing challenge that I decided to participate in. I've been trying all the different folds out, but none seemed to fit the criteria that I wanted - a fold that would let me use one flat with no doubler, and minimal bulk in the back and low rise in the front. My DS almost always poops on the potty, so I didn't need any absorbency in the back, but being a boy, needed as much absorbency as I could get in the front. Here is what I came up with. I'm not sure how many layers there are in the front, but there are a lot

So here is how you do it, there is a bit of folding required, but it isn't hard.

IKEA flat, print side down.


Fold up the bottom. I usually do about 5 or 6 inches. It might take a few tries to figure out how much you need to fold over here to make it right size for your child.


Fold one side up to the center


Then fold up the other side


Now fold about 1/3 of the bottom of the triangle up.


Again, fold the side in towards the center.


Then the other side. This creates lots of layers!


Fold down the pointy tops between the top and bottom layers.






Jelly roll the sides in


Pin on baby, or just fold up into a diaper if baby is napping


My DS is napping right now, but when he wakes up I'll take a picture of this fold on him. I love that there is almost no bulk in the back, but very absorbent in the front!

If you are using flats, have a toddler boy, give this a try and let me know if it works for you too!

UPDATE:
DS woke up and the diaper didn't leak (granted he wasn't that wet either ) But here are some pictures of him in this fold:









I just love how trim it is!

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Old 05-18-2011, 02:52 PM   #2
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This looks great! I have been scratching my head for a new fold for DS. I will keep you posted how it works for him
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:59 PM   #3
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awesome , I will have to try it
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You Rock Mama!! I have a 2 1/2 year old boy and will be putting this fold to the test!! Thanks for sharing!!
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Re: My new fold for FLATS for toddler boys!

Testing this our right now with my guy. Pics coming soon...

ETA: It seems to work. Went on him perfect and fits super trim under a weehuggers cover on my 28 month old 30 lb boy.

Keep in mind that I am new at flats so no laughing at my attempt.


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Going to try it. Give your fold a cool name.
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I'm gonna try it on DD because she for some reason is a front pee-er lol
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thatfold looks great mama
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Testing this our right now with my guy. Pics coming soon...

ETA: It seems to work. Went on him perfect and fits super trim under a weehuggers cover on my 28 month old 30 lb boy.

Keep in mind that I am new at flats so no laughing at my attempt.


Looks great! I love the cover!
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oh. i have never seen anything like that! awesome mama! i'll try this later tonight!
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