|prefold fastened with a Snappi|
|'basic' fold, fastened with a Snappi|
|put on a cover & you're good to go!|
When Emersyn was little, I really really liked the 'bikini twist' fold - it's a great way to get lots of absorption between the legs, BUT it also creates quite a trim appearance. For my old blog I did a step by step photo blog of how to do the bikini twist (which I believe is popular amongst Mums of girls)... so here it is again!
|Step 1 - put baby on top of flat prefold|
|Step 2 - twist the bottom half of the prefold - left corner to the right, right corner to the left - it will in essence, look like an hourglass shape|
|Step 3 - bring the lower half up between the babies legs|
|(example with the fabric around the legs tucked under more)|
|step 1 - fold down as much prefold as you desire, to get the right size for your baby & place baby on the prefold|
|step 2 - start rolling the sides of the prefold until it is a little wider than your babies tooshy|
|step 3 - roll up the other side of the diaper, then bring the diaper through the babies legs|
|step 4 - fasten!|
Another benefit of prefolds is that they tend to be the cheapest option (along with flats) for cloth diapering - and I believe that in the early days it is best for a baby to be in a diaper that fits comfortably, and not one that is big and bulky... and it's going to be a lot cheaper to buy a stash of newborn/infant prefolds, rather than a whole stash of xtra-small/newborn/small diapers, and then have to purchase more when your babe grows out of them. I definitely LOVE pocket & AIO diapers for Emersyn at the age she is now, but I do keep going back to prefolds.
An added bonus of prefolds is that when they do grow out of the newborn/infant size, you can use those prefolds as boosters and inserts for your bigger diapers - so you can get a LOT of use out of them... Not to mention the fact they can be used for more than 1 baby!