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I swear that when I was younger, I remember my mother teaching me how to put a diaper on a baby doll, and she would fold it corner to corner, into a triangle, then pull the right angle part up through the baby doll's legs, wrap the acute angle parts around to the front, and pin.

Why do I never seem to see this fold method on folding method pages?

Is this a specially made up easy folding method for baby dolls? Did my mother make it up? Is it just a very old fashioned method meant for flat diapers only? Does anyone use this method?

This is SHEER curiosity driving me here...
 

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It's a method of folding flats. There are lots of different ways to fold them...I always used the way you are describing with flats


ummm I know there is a site somewhere that shows it but I think they are all on my old computer. Maybe Weebees shows it?? They have some flats on there but we used to use the 20x36 gauze oblongs not the 24x24 or 27x27 squares.
 

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wellllllll

That's all I used with my older children. Sometimes I would have to double them. These days I use fitteds. And it's nice to not have to fold diapers.

If I were to do flats now...I think I would definitely use hemp. You could use hemp fleece or organic cotton fleece and not even have to sew them because it doesn't frey.

The thing that is cool about flats is that I definitely could use them for all sizes. They dry quickly on the line (or in the dryer) and just very versatile. Make great rags afterwards too.

I don't care for prefolds personally.

The thing about a flat is that you can always fold it like a prefold if you wanted to.
 

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We're not talking about prefolds though


Flats (or flatfolds) aren't the same as a prefold. A flat is one piece of fabric through the whole diaper and they are either 20x36, 24x24 or 27x27 inches. Very different from a prefold that is smaller over all and has more layers of fabric in the center.

Ok I found folding instructions for the squares. If you are using oblongs...you just fold in 1/2 (or part way..whatever you need) and then fold as shown:
kite fold

Then there is the triangular fold:
Triangle Fold

Rectangular Fold

Newborn Fold

Neat Nappy Fold

Ok I think that should cover it
Then some will fold them down and end up with something very similar to a prefold. THEN you could use any of those prefold folding methods I guess.

HTH!
 
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