A simple and effective fold. Fold in thirds along the panels for size 1 diapers and fold against the panels for size 2 diapers.
Do NOT let the diaper bunch inside the cover. A common mistake is to simply fold the diaper in thirds and tuck it inside the cover but this makes it bunch in the middle and causes leaks. Pulling everything upwards, front and back, to minimize the bulk between the legs is key.
People seem particularly fond of this one, especially for girls as there is more absorbency in the middle. It works well for runny poop and it provides a more uniform fit with less chances of bulking. It takes a bit of practice and tweaking to get right, so keep at it.
This fold is popular for boys as it provides more absorbency up front where needed.
Fold the front edge up about one quarter of the way, then fold the front into thirds. You can tuck one of the corners into the other side which helps keep it together. You can keep the back open and wrap the wings from the back to the front, or fold it like the tri-fold.
This is a less used fold but can be useful for that runny breast feeding poop!
Lay the prefold flat and roll the edges inwards and on an angle so the front edges are rolled in and the back is still flat. Fold up and pull the back corners around to the front.
Practice makes perfect so grab a doll or a teddy bear or your neighbour's baby (but ask them first...;-)) and fold away!
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