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OK, tried out my 1st flat today (origami fold, flat from TDD). Ian was wiggly as all get out, but I did manage to snap a couple of pix. I think I'm doing something wrong...take a look & tell me what? TIA! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br><a href="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/jaye_p/flats001.jpg" target="_blank">TDD flats 1</a><br><a href="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/jaye_p/flats002.jpg" target="_blank">TDD flat 2</a>
 

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I don't think I'm an expert but you've got the diaper down too low in the 2nd pic. I don't know if you started too low, or if it slipped. It also doesn't look like its tight enough.<br>
I found <a href="http://www.diaperware.com/picturepages/flatfolding.htm" target="_blank">these</a> directions great
 

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LOL! Those are the directions I used! And yes, they are wonderful. Guess I just need more practice. Thanks for the reply!
 

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I do think it looks off but I don't know why, I'm sorry I can't be more help. I also have <a href="http://www.gumbush.com/folding.htm" target="_blank">this</a> page of directions maybe that'll help
 

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k, in the fist pic the wings look short and don't overlap at all. I don't fold the corners back before I put the diaper on the baby like it says to do on the diaperwear instructions. I put the baby on the folded dipe, bring the middle part up, bring one of the sides over and pull it nice and tight and tuck it around the opposite hip, then when I bring the other wing over, I pull it nice and tight and just fold the extra under and fasten it shut. So I only fold the second wing's tip under.<br>
It also looks like you have a kind of baggy look around the legs, right? Well, After I fold a diaper origami style, I add one more step to get a snugger fit along the legs. I fold the triangle part in some.<br>
one of the privious posters had a good link with a picture of what I'm talking about. <a href="http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-8/800250/flats0023.jpg" target="_blank">here</a> is the pic. Try this. Although, I fold it in a little farther than the pic shows.<br>
And on your second pic it looks like it has slipped down some. You have to get the diaper on nice and snug to the body and fasten it tight or it will end up slipping down low and showing a plumber's crack. It will then be too low and loose in the crotch to catch anything (should your child do a poopy, it would just fall right out of those loose leg holes, you know?)<br>
This takes a bit of practice to get it on good enought so that when your toddler is running around, it won't slip down.<br>
And if all else fails and you can never seem to get a good fit, then remember that flats also work great inside of a wrap cover. That way you don't have to worry too much about it getting it tight around all the edges because your cover has elastic and will do the job for you.<br>
But wonderful job so far <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
I just love flats!
 

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Wow! Thanks for the advice & links, everybody! I'll go practice some more. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Cute flats, btw. Just pull them a bit (lot?) tighter- and don't forget, you can tuck the legs in like you do on a prefold once the basic T is right...
 

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FWIW growing up we always used the kite fold. (PP has a link to instructions that include the kite fold.) In fact I never even knew there were other options out there until I had kiddo's of my own. lol. I'd suggest trying the tips other's have mentioned as well as trying out different folding options.<br><br>
Good luck and CUTE flats! Those are adorable.
 
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