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Old 08-27-2007, 03:57 AM   #1
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Flats made Easy - how to turn a flat into a prefold - step by step!

Ok, I can't take credit for this fold since I got it from the Nappy Lady site. It is called the "Jo Fold" I thought it might be helpful to post some step by step pics though since a lot of people say folding flats is intimidating and this shows how easy it CAN be. We use flats about 50% of the time and love them, I prefer them to prefolds since they are stretchier and dry so fast!



You need a flat and a snappi. I use 100% cotton terry flats (UK mamas, you can get these from Boots.) They are reasonably absorbent, I sometimes add a doubler to boost absorbency.



Lay flat:



Fold corners to the centre like this




Fold right side over:



and left



at this point fan the back out, just like a prefold (angel wing fold)



Put under wiggly baby-



pull tight and pull wings around



and snappi!


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Old 08-27-2007, 04:21 AM   #2
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this is great thanks!! now only if i could convince DH that we need terry flats too
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:00 AM   #3
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Re: Flats made Easy - how to turn a flat into a prefold - step by step!

Very nice! Maybe we could sticky a link to all of these pictorial on folding. I am loing them.
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:47 AM   #4
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totally cute demo - thanks! I was trying to visualize that fold when described on another thread, but was getting stuck. This is SO clear now.
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Re: Flats made Easy - how to turn a flat into a prefold - step by step!

This is the one I always use...didn't know it had a name until a few weeks ago when I saw that site! LOVE it on my DD!
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:33 AM   #6
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makes me want to try flats........
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:44 AM   #7
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:46 AM   #8
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I was going to do terry flats loong ago but the folding intimidated me too! The fold my mum showed me was really hard as well and super bulky. I trawled the net looking for better folds and when I found this one I didn't look back. Mum even uses this same fold on him now and thinks it's classic that I showed her a new one when she CDed 3 kids 30+ years ago lol
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:35 AM   #9
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Great pics, I just tried it with a receiving blanket, lol. I definetly want to try some flats now especially since dd is outgrowing half of her sz small dipes.
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Re: Flats made Easy - how to turn a flat into a prefold - step by step!

I've been wondering about flats. I saw this fold on the site also but couldn't figure it out. That was a clear step by step. I love it. I'm working diligently on my stash even as I typ,e but have no where near what I need for 2 in diapers. I'm going to use this fold with the huge pile of recieving blanets I have untill I am more equipped. Thank you for showing that. Oh and the babe is a babe!
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