Thursday, May 18, 2017

Flats Challenge: Favorite Folds

There a many different ways to fold your flat diapers.
I tend to use 2 folds almost exclusively because 
1 is super easy and the other I've found to be the most absorbent fold.  These folds are new or life changing...but they work and that is what is most important.  


Up first is the pad fold.  This is the fast and simplest fold.  It has enough layers however typically after a poopy diaper the cover will also need to be changed out as this fold doesn't contain very well.




Step 1: Fold diaper in half like a hotdog.
Step 2: Fold diaper in half like a hamburger.
Step 3: Fold in one third of the diaper.
Step 4: Fold over the other third.  

This lays inside the diaper cover or you can stuff it inside of pocket diapers.


The next fold is the one I love.  The origami fold.  
This fold is quick and easy once you learn it.  The layers are concentrated in the center of the diaper and allow for great absorption.  It's easy to add another pad folded diaper to the center for overnight diapers.  The wings on this one also help contain messes extremely well!  I would suggest having these prefold before diaper changes as active little ones hate sitting still.  
  

Step 1: Fold diaper in half like a hotdog.
Step 2: Fold diaper in half like a hamburger.
Step 3: Pull the bottom right corner of the diaper (only 1 layer) to the left.  This will make a triangle on the left side and a square on the right.
Step 4: Flip the diaper over so the triangle is on the bottom.  
Step 5. Fold the square (top 2 layers) over 3 times to create a pad in the middle.
Step 6:bring the center of the diaper up and fold the wings in.  Secure with Snappi (or pins).  

There you have it 2 easy and fast folds that make cloth diapering with easy.  
What's your favorite fold?