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Old 01-23-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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Good leg fit with flats?

What type of fold do you use to get a really good fit around the leg with your flats? It seems like I always have to poke all the extra loose fabric into the cover once I'm done.

I love the fit I get when I use PFs: I lay it open flat on the floor, then put baby on top and roll each side in, sort of at an angle. Then I pull it up between his legs, spread the front corners out and wrap the back corners around on top of them & stick with Boinogs. It's prefect really, but I don't have many PFs and I like how much easier my flats are to wash & dry.

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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Re: Good leg fit with flats?

Hahaha. I read this and thought "How do ballet flats make your legs look good?"
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Re: Good leg fit with flats?

You could fold your flat into a prefold shape and then "apply" to baby the same way as a prefold.

I have best luck with a kite fold with jelly rolled sides (jelly roll is what you are describing with your prefold).

I'm interested in tips from other mamas too!
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:56 PM   #4
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Re: Good leg fit with flats?

What she said. Kite fold with jelly rolled legs.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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We fold it like a prefold and then either do an angel wing fold or a jelly roll. Don't forget to pull the wing up towards the arm pit before coming over to the front. That was one of the best tips given to me.
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Re: Good leg fit with flats?

I'm going to try out the kite fold with the jelly roll and & like the idea of pulling the wing up first (I never would have thought about that!)

Can anyone explain how you fold a flat into a prefold? Are you basically just folding it in 1/2 & the in 1/2 again so you end up with a smaller square and then tri-folding the edges in? (did that make sense?)
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Can anyone explain how you fold a flat into a prefold? Are you basically just folding it in 1/2 & the in 1/2 again so you end up with a smaller square and then tri-folding the edges in?
I fold it by bringing the bottom up towards the top and I leave a few inches for my DD's rise. Then bring one side in about 2/3 of the way and then the other side about 2/3 of the way so that they overlap in the center and then I have the center third thicker than the sides, just like a prefold has more layers in the middle.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:54 PM   #9
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We used 2 Snappis sometimes. Dunno if an extra set of boingos would help in a similar way, crossing so they snug the leg and the waist.
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