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Trying to build up my house, not tear it down . Got 3 wonderful kids , blessed with a wonderful husband and have the privilege of staying home full time to enjoy it all!
I really like to use Fold Over Elastic to bind the edges of my prefitteds--it gives a nice finished edge, and puts in the elastic at the same time, so it's even quicker
The nice thing about using toddler prefolds, is you don't have to extend the wings like most tutorials call for.
I also like to cut off 4-5 inches from one end, and use that as a lay in doubler. (instead of having to fold down the front, kwim?) Boosts the absorbancy, and makes for a cleaner fitting look as well. I serge that strip, and put snaps on it to make it a snap in soaker, and I trifold it up into the wetzone for my ds, although you could leave it long for a girl.
Hope that helps!
Here's some photos for the visual mammas like me:
I have three toddler prefolds that I bought used and they are pretty old and have those nasty lumps in the corners where the cotton sloughs off inside and collects in little balls. Bleh. So I decided that it had to be uncomfortable for DS (yes, they were that big and nasty), so I cut one up and pulled all the nasty, balled-up cotton and made it into a fitted! Well, it's more like a contour because it has no closures. I didn't want to waste any snaps or aplix and it fits a bigger size range with no closures. I don't have any thread for my serger so this is zig-zagged and kind of sloppy. I washed it once and had to cut a bunch of stray thread from it.
It technically fits him even when it's not folded down, but he likes his diapers to sit lower on his belly, so I folded it down for him.
(please ignore the gross floor...I'm sewing and neglecting my house again )
Now I just have to get motivated to cut up and sew the other two.
And gosh, I think I need to put some kind of cute decoration on the back of them.
I think I need a 12-step program for my diaper-making problem (I have about 16 other diapers in the making right now). We don't need more diapers but I can't help myself!
|I even use them to secure DS's night time covers so he can't rip them off at night and soak our bed!|
I love pins too, well, I use AIOs with Touch Tape now, but in choosing between a snappi and pins- pins win every time!
Have you tried wool pants? Or maybe he would just slip out of them. We used wool pants & shorts on our heavy wetter at night. No more leaks. You could use wool pants with snaps or with a drawstring... just knot the ends good so he can't pull the string out and do who knows what with it. Two yr. olds are creative little people.