Friday, February 18, 2011

Question for Prefold Users

I didn't use prefolds very much with Ethan as a newborn so I'm curious about what type of fold you found worked best for your newborn to hold in the messes the best. Ethan was very skinny all over and had skinny legs so if you had a skinny baby let me know that too. Who knows if Cole will have the same body type, but I'd love to hear from everyone who used prefolds for their newborns what type of fold worked the best. Thanks!

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8 comments:

Sarah J. said...

Mayer has skinny legs. I think what I use is a combination jelly roll and angel fold. I roll in the sides and then fold the top under. If he will cooperate, I'll take pictures and email them to you. :o)
One difference is I use pins versus the snappi. I have one, I just never really liked it.

Carly said...

I used the bikini twist with my Son and I always fold down the top of the back and the sides in 1st before i twist it. This pretty much kept all that BF poop in the dipe. Good Luck!

whocg23 said...

This is such a timely post. :) I didn't even use cloth when LJ was a baby but I want to use mostly prefolds on Baby C now that she lost her stump. I have just kept the back of the prefold open then folded in the sides and down the front for LJ when we use PFs on him. I am hoping that works for Baby C and BF poos. I will be keeping my eye on this post though to see what everyone else says worked for them.

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Me and Mine in a Small Town said...

My baby is real skinny now 15 1/2 lbs and 13 months old. She wears 3-6 month cloths and the best fold on her tiny hiny and super skinny legs is the angel wing fold def with snappis since she is so small it makes for a great fit with no leaks!!!

Annie said...

I know I don't really qualify for "skinny legged" babies....my babies were all FAT. But, I have used prefolds....and my experience is that so far Lucy has not had super bad blowouts yet. She is 2 months old so I am sure the blowouts will be coming....but it has been easiest to do angel wing fold and just get it super tight with pins. If you have a good cover you won't have to worry about leakage onto the clothes, but poo might get onto the cover with the worst ones. :)

I am here if you have other questions!

SondraMama said...

jelly rolled the sides! but, my baby was a chunks!

Mama Chocolate said...

I did the bikini fold on my newborn, (she's a skinny gal, too,) and it's worked really well.
I don't even use snappis or pins (especially for a newborn!) but it has worked quite well...occasionally the super-bad diapers get poo onto the cover, (I use Thirsties) but I almost NEVER have any leakage outside of the cover!

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