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post #21 of 75
I use flats every day. We travel a lot so these have worked out the best for us. I actually use the gerber flats, but I want to try out the granite smith ones. My ds is 32lbs now and I usually use two flats and sometimes a doubler. This is how I fold them, http://honeybeardiapers.wahmart.com/flatfold.htm

I also use them as stuffers in pocket poopockets, and just laid in my CuddleWrap or bummis covers. My whole stash is quick drying because of the flats. I use both pins and snappis in mine.

Angie
post #22 of 75
Okay... I remember my other thing with flats... I just put one on Brody... well, 2. The thing I have is they're so thin they're always giving him a wedgie. LOL ANyone else???
post #23 of 75
Ok, I just looked at the last link with the diapers on a toddler and I don't get the appeal over prefolds. Anyone want to explain it to me again?
post #24 of 75
for me its just that they wash and dry SOOOO FAST!!!! I KNOW they are clean.
post #25 of 75
Thread Starter 
Yeah it's mainly the super clean and superfast drytime appeal, but also they are trimmer than PF, by far.


On the sunflower site, she doesn't advertise flatfolds, but I just told her what I wanted and she made them, dyed them, and mailed them super fast! She's soooo sweet to work with.

and Summer, napkin folding? That is too cute! Sounds like a white collar oragami class, which is something I've always wanted to learn (with the pretty asian print paper... )
post #26 of 75

Yes

I did that with my first daughter Lorrie. I liked it at the time but that was the 80's.
post #27 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by JennInSeattle
Ok, I just looked at the last link with the diapers on a toddler and I don't get the appeal over prefolds. Anyone want to explain it to me again?
Mainly they wash and dry so quickly, and they are way trimmer than the toddler prefolds on my son. They just seem to go so well with my wool covers. I used one flat diaper folded in a pair of training pants or undies when I was potty training my dd. They are just so versatile and ecconomical since one size fits birth to potty learning.

I will have to post of pic of him in his pinned, dyed flats now, and another one of him in a pinned toddler prefold. He is napping right now. He is 32lbs and 2.5 years old now. I think he was about 19 months old when the pictures on the webpage were taken.

Angie
post #28 of 75

Nosy me

Angelica,

Where did you get all of those cool slings??? The purple/blue one, the red one, the black one, the baby blue one. Those are awesome. What kind of slings are they? My husband would LOVE the black one.

(Yes, I peaked at all your photos...)
post #29 of 75
Napkin folding...:LOL Oh my, that is funny. : I can just see all the wives. :LOL
post #30 of 75
I love flats because they:

-have only one layer to wash poo from
-dry lightning fast
-can be used as a diaper, doubler, pocket stuffer
-are one-size (one as a diaper for a little baby, two as a diaper for a medium baby, etc)
-are totally fun to fold!
-stains sun out of one thin layer very easily
-are very easy to pin

onestopdiapershop.com sells birdseye and it is incredibly absorbent. I my flats.
post #31 of 75
"The Fern & Faerie site said to double the rise of your child and use that as your square ... that means I should make mine like 33" square? Does that sound too big?"

Remember that an Oragami-folded flat is going to fit VERY bikini-style, so the rise isn't going to need to be as big as your standard fitted or prefold. The wings will actually wrap over the hip-bone, and meet the front pad at a slightly downward angle. (I'd take pictures today, but my camera is in hiding for the moment - we're moving this week) Davey's a nice tall 30lb 2yo, and we're using 30" flats.

I've been making mine out of gauze I found on the Wal-mart $1/yd table. My last find was pink paisley! :LOL I've been very pleased with the absorbency, and the pins slide through like butter.

I also picked up some Gerber flats to try, since they're just birdseye, and birdseye is absorbent enough. Haven't washed them up yet, though, and they may be too small for Davey - they'll be good for the next baby, though.
Also, I picked up a package of flour-sack towels from WM, because they were SOFT, the right size, and $1 apiece. I have been using a couple already, and they work well if I slap a doubler in 'em.

For flats that end up rectangular, the Oragami fold will still work. Don't ask me how, because my gemometrically logical mind still can't wrap itself around the phenomenon, but my rectangularly shrunken flats fold up perfectly. It's really wierd. I just make sure that the narrower end is at the top when I fold, so I get the full length in the rise.

If the folding instructions look intimidating, try them anyway. I had to play around with it a bit before I got the hang of it, but now it's easy as could be. You just have to get your rhythm down.
post #32 of 75
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by summerblu
Angelica,

Where did you get all of those cool slings??? The purple/blue one, the red one, the black one, the baby blue one. Those are awesome. What kind of slings are they? My husband would LOVE the black one.

(Yes, I peaked at all your photos...)
The purple/blue one
the red one
the black one --you'll recognize the gal in the featured photo :
the baby blue one
post #33 of 75
Stell - Well now I'm feeling really intimidated by the materials! lol I know your site gives help.. man, why does this have to seem so difficult? I love bikini style things and the pins slipping through easily sounds nice.. hmm...
post #34 of 75
Well certainly don't stress about materials - that's the point! Anything will work, so long as it's absorbent, and roughly the right-sized square. That's the beauty of experimentation
post #35 of 75
Thread Starter 
Did Chelsea get back to you about a dyed OC flat?
post #36 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Butterflymom
Yeah it's mainly the super clean and superfast drytime appeal, but also they are trimmer than PF, by far.


On the sunflower site, she doesn't advertise flatfolds, but I just told her what I wanted and she made them, dyed them, and mailed them super fast! She's soooo sweet to work with.

and Summer, napkin folding? That is too cute! Sounds like a white collar oragami class, which is something I've always wanted to learn (with the pretty asian print paper... )

Oh trust me it was not even close to an Orgami class. It was just freaky.
post #37 of 75
Thread Starter 
T Well at least you guys had a honeymoon! We had to travel overseas just so I could get married in my church in Tennessee that our travel funds were depleted by the time the wedding was all done and paid for. ( We did spend a few days in the mountains with the wedding party and our parents/fam and it was fun.)
post #38 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by JennInSeattle
Ok, I just looked at the last link with the diapers on a toddler and I don't get the appeal over prefolds. Anyone want to explain it to me again?
Well I'm one that HATES prefolds but likes flats. I actually rarely use them this time around though. I used them exclusively with my older children.

Ok so the flats are way more adjustable. I bought however many dozen I bought in the beginning...used them through 2 children every day and threw the last few out in the last year or so (which gave me 15 years of use!) One size definitely does fit all - you just change the way you fold to adapt to the changing baby. And you can place the absorbency where you want it.

I never liked prefolds because they are the way they are....not very adjustable IMO.

Flats also wash and dry very quickly.

But again...I always did the kite fold not the other folds. I could see where some of the folding techniques look just like prefolds. And the origami fold can be rather complicated too. I used to just fold them all up and they were ready to go in the kite fold.
post #39 of 75
http://www.weebees.com/web_page/nappy_fold_kite.html

Here's the link for the kite fold again

eta: which by the way I used on both my son and daughter with oblong flats.
post #40 of 75
Thread Starter 
That site also makes the oragami/Scandinavian fold look easier: http://www.weebees.com/web_page/nappy_fold_newborn.html The only thing that doesn't make total sense is the 4th step in this diagram, but no worries because that is the easiest step! You just pick up the flat and flip it over to the other side, that's all. I like this fold so much because of how many absorbent layers it creates in the wet zone (something like 10!) when I do it. Seems like there just wouldn't be much there where you need it with the Kite fold.
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