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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.<br><br>
Why do I never seem to see this fold method on folding method pages?<br><br>
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?<br><br>
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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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How well does it work? It's such an easy method, maybe I will want to give flats a try. They're not as absorbant as prefolds, though, right?
 

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wellllllll<br><br>
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.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
I don't care for prefolds personally.<br><br>
The thing about a flat is that you can always fold it like a prefold if you wanted to.
 

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whoa..blast from the past...I just remembered my mom doing that for my little sis (8 years younger then me)...not that I have anything to add. But they were certainly square dipes not at all like my prefolds.
 

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There are folding pictures at <a href="http://www.punkinbutt.com" target="_blank">http://www.punkinbutt.com</a> and on Karen's site - <a href="http://mywebpages.comcast.net/kfegelman/pf_folds.html" target="_blank">http://mywebpages.comcast.net/kfegelman/pf_folds.html</a><br><br>
Their sites are the ones that taught me how to fold my pfs.
 

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We're not talking about prefolds though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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.<br><br>
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:<br><a href="http://www.weebees.com/web_page/nappy_fold_kite.html" target="_blank">kite fold</a><br><br>
Then there is the triangular fold:<br><a href="http://www.weebees.com/web_page/nappy_fold_triangle.html" target="_blank">Triangle Fold</a><br><br><a href="http://www.weebees.com/web_page/nappy_fold_rectangular.html" target="_blank">Rectangular Fold</a><br><br><a href="http://www.weebees.com/web_page/nappy_fold_newborn.html" target="_blank">Newborn Fold</a><br><br><a href="http://www.weebees.com/web_page/nappy_fold_neat.html" target="_blank">Neat Nappy Fold</a><br><br>
Ok I think that should cover it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> 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.<br><br>
HTH!
 

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Thank you all for answering! It's good to see that A. my memory works and B. my mother wasn't just making this up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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