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Old 05-19-2009, 05:43 AM   #1
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Question Best way to fold a prefold for a itty NB boy.

My son was 4lb 9oz at birth. Today he is 4 weeks and I am thinking he is b/w 5-6 pounds now but swims in everything. I started putting the preemie PFs on him this week, but not quite sure the best way with his chicken legs.

What is/was your favorite way?

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Old 05-19-2009, 06:36 PM   #2
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Re: Best way to fold a prefold for a itty NB boy.

My 3 year old was 4 lb 10 oz at birth, so very similar. She was in preemie prefolds for awhile, and I don't remember doing anything special with them. Just a regular angel wing fold, with a good cover to contain anything that escaped. My favorites were BSWW, which started fitting around 6 lbs, I think. Before that, the only thing I had that fit were wool soakers made by my mother. I'd probably use thirsties if I were doing it again. They seem to fit little legs better. We found, though, that the preemies needed to be doubled up after about 2 weeks, and around 6 lbs, we had switched her to green edged infants (GMD oranges didn't exist). They were bulky, but I guess I have a pretty high bulk tolerance. As far as the chicken legs, it should help some if you make sure to pull the prefold up tight between the legs. That should snug up the legs a bit. Even on my 3 month old now, I fold the front of the prefold more than I think I can possibly need to, and then pull it up tight. I guess she still has skinny legs in comparison to her belly.

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Re: Best way to fold a prefold for a itty NB boy.

My LO was tiny and I just trifolded with a Prorap Preemie cover... worked great to contain blowouts.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:31 PM   #4
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Re: Best way to fold a prefold for a itty NB boy.

Our dd was 3lbs 6oz at birth and the best fold I found that worked on her was the bikini fold. Not sure how that would work on a little boy, tho...
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ooey fold worked great for my little guy
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Re: Best way to fold a prefold for a itty NB boy.

I like the jelly roll. It'll give you a big thick roll around each cheek/inner thigh, with less gaping than is likely with the normal angel wing/newspaper folds.
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Re: Best way to fold a prefold for a itty NB boy.

that is what I have ended up doing most of the time.. the jelly roll. I was scared to try the bikini b/c I had read that it gets poop on the diaper cover too? I still have to find a good tutorial for all the folds.
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My baby is 5 weeks & I have only used the jelly roll fold on her since I put prefolds on her & I love this fold! Works best - hard for poop blow outs!
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