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Monday, 18 August 2014

Prefold Tutorial: Newspaper Fold

This is one of the slightly and I mean slightly more complex folds for prefold nappies/diapers. It is most commonly used for boys as the bulk layers of absorbency are situated at the front of the nappy/diaper.

Step one: Lay prefold out in front of you.


Fold up the front of the nappy. How much depends on how long your prefold is and how tall you need the rise.







Fold over one side to the middle








Fold over other side to the middle to form a trifold type pad







Fold out the wings at the top.

 Place baby onto the nappy, bring front up between the legs, wings around the waist and fasten on the baby.







Lastly place your choice of cover over the top and you are all go.

Hints: If you find that your wings aren't quite reaching around to meet with the front of the nappy you can fan out the front bit a little to provide more coverage.



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Prefold Tutorial: Jelly Roll Fold

The following fold is perfect for newborns and any babies still in the explosive liquid poop stage. Be sure to watch the video demonstration at the end and feel free to check out my Check out my Facebook, Youtube and Instagram for regular updates and more.

Step one: Lay prefold out in front of you





 Roll in one side


Roll in other side to form a second protective wall.

Fold over the front to shorten rise if needed

Place baby down on nappy, bring front up between the legs and fasten how you prefer. Here I have used a Snappi.


Hints: For extra protection fold back down to form a barrier for those very explosive liquid poops.









Prefold Tutorial: Diva Fold

This fold is the angel wing fold but in reverse. It is great if you prefer the bulk to be at the back of the nappy and also if you have a child who can get the covers off. It places the Snappi or Boingo at the back so your child cannot reach it to remove.

Step one: Lay prefold out in front of you.



Fold in one side at the front

 Fold in other side at the front, this forms almost a pyramid shape and creates the "wings" at the top of the nappy.

Fold up an extra rise at the bottom.

Place baby onto the nappy face down.

Bring folded bit up between legs

Bring the wings around to the bag and fasten with your choice of fastner, here I have used a Boingo.







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Prefold Tutorial: Bikini Twist Fold

This is an easy fold that is great for girls and for wriggly babies.

Step one: Lay prefold out in front of you.

  Place baby onto the prefold with the back of the nappy approximately level with the belly button.










As you bring the front up between the legs twist to reduce the bulk and also to create a section with bulk absorbency right between the legs where its most common for girls to pee.





Fold down the rise and tuck the front around the waist







Bring wings around from the back and fasten with your choice of fastner, here I used a Boingo.
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Prefold Tutorial: Angel Wing Fold

 This is one of the most common folds and is simple, easy and versatile. It is also great for boys and girls.


Step one: Lay prefold out in front of you.


Fold in one side at the front










Fold in other side at the front, this forms almost a pyramid shape and creates the "wings" at the top of the nappy.











Fold front of nappy up to decrease rise. How much depends on your baby and the size of the prefold.










Fold down the back if you want, this is great at providing extra protection if your baby is still in the explosive liquid poop stages.






 
 Bring folded bit up between legs.










Bring wings around the waist and fasten around the baby. Here I have used a Boingo.









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Prefold Tutorial: Pad Fold

This fold is the most simple and easy to use. It is best for older babies who are no longer in the explosive liquid poop stage and is also great when using your prefold in a pocket nappy.

Step one; Lay prefold out in front of you

 Fold over one side of prefold










Fold over other side to form a pad.










Fold over any extra rise










Place inside cover of your choice. Cover pictured here is a Gen-Y Universal cover.








Place baby onto nappy and do up the cover.











Hints: If you have a girl turn the prefold around so that the absorbent layers run sideways not up and down, this places the bulk layers of absorbency in the middle where girls have a tendency to pee more. If it is too wide when folding into thirds, try folding it into four instead.










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Saturday, 9 August 2014

Prefold Tutorial: Double Wing Fold

Please note that I made this fold up one day after being frustrated with either the back wings being too short or my prefold being too long. I used to use the newspaper fold for my son, but found it quite bulky between the legs so adapted it and came up with this. The fold may have already been created by someone else, but either way I thought I would share it. Check out the video tutorial too, link at the bottom of the post, or on the right just above my profile.

Step one:  Lay Prefold out in front of you

 Fold approximately 1/4-1/3 of the bottom up, this will be front of the nappy.
 Flip the prefold over so that the folded bit is underneath.
 Fold into three like the pad fold. As you can see the first fold has created wings type things at the bottom, these will be at the front of the nappy.
 Unfold the top of the pad to form wings, it should look like the picture above.
Place the baby onto the nappy and fold the front bit up, it will look like this.

  Fold the wing bit up to extend the wings and reduce the bulk between the legs.

Fold front wings around your childs waist while bringing the back wings round and to the front. Fasten with a Snappi, Boingo or pin. And of course cover with a waterproof cover of your choice my favourites are Thristies Duo Wraps or Gen-y Universal covers.





The two pictures below are of the same fold for two different size prefolds on my 9.2kg 1yr old son
Infant prefold, currently right length but not quite wide enough for newspaper fold. In this photo the snappi only just fits, boingos would have been better.

Crawler size prefold, currently right width for the newspaper fold, but too long and therefore adds bulk between the legs. Either a snappi or a Boingo can be used with this size prefold and fold.


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