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we found that folding and snappi-ing our prefolds worked really well.<br><br>
We only had 4 covers to start and if we didn't snappi the prefold, we always hit the cover which meant we ran out of covers before diapers.<br><br>
We only had 2 times when the poo got out of the cover (before we changed our dd and didn't get the clothes far enough away from the diaper <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> ) one of those times was because we put the diaper on badly and the other was when we were out and dd finally pooed after a 3-4 day hiatus. Yikes that one was big! Again though, I don't think that was really the fault of the diaper... it was just too big and we had been in the car so don't know if we didn't get it quite on time or what.<br><br>
I think with more covers, you could trifold and get away with it...
 

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We just trifold when we're home. We have lots of covers so I don't worry about poo getting on them. If you have enough covers it works great, it's much quicker to just trifold as opposed to pinning or snappying a dipe and then putting on the cover. The only time poo gets on his clothes is when he's wiggling too much.
 

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It works ok but I would totally recommend using a Snappi to secure it. I find that it's hardly anymore work than just laying it in the wrap and it's much more trim and more reliable against the explosive poo.
 

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i couldn't keep ds's poo in a folded prefold. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> whenever he poo'd i needed to change his cover. i tried to keep him in fitteds as much as possible.
 

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Depends on how many covers you want to go through! I never got the hang of laying in covers as the dipe would always sag. We generally did a bikini twist w/ a snappi in the newborn days. When I did lay in, I found it easier/more reliable to use a cover with gussets just in case (Bumkins, bumpy, proraps)
 

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Like pp said, it will work but will get the cover messy so you'll need lots of covers. Trifolding is also more bulky than pinning or snappi-ing.
 

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I think it works well. We were using fitteds and AIOs, and switched to CPFs and Bummis -- no issues. It will totally depend on your child whether or not using a snappi is necessary. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We sometimes trifold in a prorap with our 3 week old. It works fine for him but the cover usually needs to be washed with each change that way. I don't mind that because I have lots of covers.
 

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That, exactly.<br><br>
trifold= poo on every cover, snappi'd = tiny bit of poo on cover maybe every second day.
 
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