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The Ancient Art of Diaper Folding

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The Triangle Diaper Fold
Standard Diaper-Cover Fold (no pins)
Standard Prefold Diaper Fold
Flat 21" x 40" Diaper Fold
Terry Square Diaper Fold

   Watch These Folding Videos:

   (Scroll down on the page)
    ♦ How to fold a flat diaper/kite fold
    ♦ Folding Flats
    ♦ How to Fold a Flat Kite Style
    ♦ How to Fold Flat Square Cloth Diapers
    ♦ How to Pad Fold a Flat Cloth Diaper
    ♦ How to Fold a Flat Origami Style
    ♦ Wraparound Tie Nappy

 


THE TRIANGLE DIAPER FOLD
Image: square diaper folded into triangle Image: triangle diaper folded to meet in middle
1. Fold square diaper in half to form a triangle 2. Place baby on diaper.
Bring up one point of diaper triangle between baby's legs.
Bring one point at each side.
Pin in the middle.

 

 

STANDARD DIAPER-COVER FOLD (NO PINS)
Image: flat or prefold diaper Image: diaper folded into thirds Image: diaper - spread out back
1. Lay flat or prefold diaper flat. 2. Fold diaper into thirds. Lay in open diaper cover. 3. Spread open back of diaper for maximum coverage.
If diaper is too long, fold up front to fit.
Fasten Velcro® or snaps of diaper cover at baby's sides.

 

 

STANDARD PREFOLD DIAPER FOLD
Image: flat or prefold diaper Image: diaper folded left two-thirds Image: diaper folded right overlapping first Image: fold bottom up one-third
1. Lay flat or prefold diaper flat. 2. Fold in sides at bottom of diaper, to meet at center. 3. Fold up front one-third. 4. Place baby on diaper.
Bring up front of diaper to waist.
Bring sides to front and pin.

 

 

FLAT 21" x 40" DIAPER FOLD
Image: gauze diaper Image: folded gauze diaper Image: gauze diaper Image: gauze diaper
1. Lay diaper flat with pinked edges at top and bottom and fold-line A at your left.
Fold right edge of diaper over to line A.
2. Fold same edge back to foldline B. 3. Bring left edge over to right edge of diaper.
Diaper is now ready for use for a four layer panel for extra absorbancy where needed most.
As baby grows, increase width of folded diaper by narrowing panel.
FOR NEW BABIES: Simply fold diaper in fourths.
Length may be adjusted to suit baby by folding one end down the necessary amount.

 

 

THE TERRY SQUARE DIAPER FOLD
Thanks to Johanna Long!
Image: Take a square diaper. Fold in top third to form a point Image: Fold point back to meet edge of first fold. A doubler is easily tucked in at this point Image: Fold in sides to meet in the middle Image: Place baby on diaper. Bring up narrow front of diaper between baby's legs. Bring one point from each side
1. Take a square diaper. Fold in top third to form a point. 2. Fold point back to meet edge of first fold.
A doubler is easily tucked in at this point.
3. Fold in sides to meet in the middle. 4. Place baby on diaper.
Bring up narrow front of diaper between baby's legs.
Bring one point from each side. Fasten.

 


This article compliments of Born to Love.


 

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