Originally Posted by mrsjtc
I'm having a hard time making my secondhand stash work for my long baby. I've got lots of infant prefolds but the wool covers I thought would work are just too puffy. She's got very skinny legs also so getting a tight fold on a baby that hates diaper changes is really hard. I've got BumGenius OS for after Addie gets a little bigger. I'm thinking about keeping the disposable dipes around until then. But that also makes me feel like a sell-out. Ugh. Hormones aren't helping these decisions. :-/
Now, I have skinny leg babies. It runs in the family. Of course, we all also got the buddha belly genes, making fit even more of an adventure.
All that to say--jelly roll fold. Plus my master trick: after snappying it on, go around the legs, 'tucking' in the roll a bit more (just push the fabric in at the thigh area, almost like rolling a paper tube motion). Then....unhook one side snappy, pull the two parts (front and back of the diaper) tauter, rehook. Do the same on the other side. So you've just tightened the legs up a ton.
Haven't had a poop blowout since doing that. Have had poop on me, but that was more of a butt in air type of sitch.
Oh, and don't feel bad about using some sposies. It's hard enough having a little one, and not doing 100% cloth diapering is fine! Even using just one cloth diaper a day makes a difference. And even if you use NO cloth diapers for the first few months, you still will have used MUCH less sposies than the average person, so still doing good there.
It's not an all or nothing thing. I use sposies at night, since both boys wake up when they feel wet and mama needs her sleep.