Lovin' My Pad (fold)!
You, my dear Tara, have saved me from a mountain of stress & fingers full of needle pricks! LOL
See, I had been doing some basic folds with my flat diapers. I loved how they looked, fitted & old fashioned, but Austin was refusing to lie still.
He had places to go, things to gnaw on & a very limited capacity for my artistic ways.
Most of yesterday's diaper changes ended in blood (mine), sweat & tears (those latter two came from both he & I).
Til Tara suggested that my newbie ass should look up the pad fold. Granted, Tara is kind & refrained from either calling me a "newbie" or mentioning "ass", but I read her loud and clear! ;-)
The "pad fold" is super easy:
a.) Fold the diaper in half & then in half again, so the diaper is a square shape.
b.) Fold both the right & left sides into the middle, so its tri-folded.
c.) Fan the back out slightly more (to catch poo) & place seam-side down in a diaper cover.
d.) Snap (or velcro) the cover onto baby!
Voilá! No pins or Snappis are necessary!
You can even put an insert inside the diaper's fold, for a few extra layers of absorption! I might buy some terry cloth this weekend & make a few inserts.
Today's thoughts on cloth diapering? It freaking rocks!!!
Oh! By the way, those cloth wipes I was making? They work beautifully! I just wet one down with water (like a washcloth) & use it like a regular wipe. Then, just toss it in the diaper pail with the dirty cloth diapers!
If I end up buying some terry cloth, I might sew some onto the back of some of my wipes, that way they are really great for really messy diaper changes!
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