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Folding Cloth Diapers
Many parents prefer cloth diapers to their disposable counterparts. Some of the reasons in favour of cloth diapers are that they are eco-friendly, economical and re-usable. Many parents also choose cloth diapers as cloth is soft on the delicate skin of a baby, and thereby prevents the appearance of rashes. While there are many benefits, many parents find it a Herculean task to fold cloth diapers properly so that they fit the baby comfortably. If you are a parent, you will find that while folding cloth diapers can be rather entertaining since there is room for experiment, it can also be exasperating when you have a squirming baby and a cloth diaper that just will not set! The following ways to fold diapers will help you reach your ultimate goal – to keep your baby dry as well as comfortable.
The Hour Glass Fold
Set the diaper on a flat surface and even out all creases. Fold the diaper from one corner of it to the other. Place your baby on the diaper and fold the centre of the diaper forward, so that the diaper is in the shape of an hourglass. Pull the other half of the diaper in front of the baby and secure the corners with a snap or Velcro.
Flat Fold Diapers
Fold the diaper in half. Fold approximately two thirds of each side of the diaper in such a way that both sides are partially overlapping in order to create an extra absorbent centre. Place the baby on the diaper, folding all edges upwards, towards the front of the baby. Secure the diaper with a snap or Velcro.
Diaper Folds For Baby Boys
Set the diaper on a flat surface and fold one third of the diaper upward. Fold the edges toward the centre of the diaper. Place your baby on the diaper and pull out the other half of the diaper towards the front of the baby. Set all the corners of the diaper to the front, and secure it with a snap or Velcro.
Diaper Folds For Baby Girls
Set the diaper on a flat surface and smooth out all creases. Fold one third of the diaper downward, and fold the lower sides of the diaper toward the centre. Place your baby on the diaper and pull out the other half of the diaper towards the front of the baby. Set all the corners of the diaper to the front, and secure it with a snap or Velcro.