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How long did it take you before you felt you "got it"?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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it was a couple of months before I felt confident enough to take dd out of the house in a pf. I think I picked it up fairly quickly though and within a month or so I was letting her go around the house coverless in a pf. Just keep at it, you'll get the hang of it soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Probably a few weeks. The trifold in a cover sounded so easy, but doesn't work for us (ds gets scratched by the velcro laundry tab) so it took a while to try different folds and figure out which worked best for us. But now its like second nature (and we've only been doing it for three months now!.
 

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Really it only took me a few days - I was able to figure it out for DD and DS fairly quickly ... I'm not worried about it being perfect, so long as it's snappid and covered. LOL
 

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A few days. You know you can always ask a local CD mom to show you some tricks hint hint <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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Awww, you got it Deanna. I'm not going to have any visitors post-partum but I'll make an exception for YOU! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Awww, you got it Deanna. I'm not going to have any visitors post-partum but I'll make an exception for YOU! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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Pretty much right away, but I was also taught as a kid, so I think it came back to me.<br>
Now flats, not only do I take forever to fold, but I can never get them pinned the right way!<br>
Ithink for each his own, I can't for the life of me get a sposie properly on her, always ends up crooked or the tape thing goes crooked, or the whole sposie crooked<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br>
I like prefolds and tie nappys the best <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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It took me about 3 days to get the folds right (with TONS of help from these sweet mama's here! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ) and once I got the folds right and got the hang of getting the snappi on and the dipe tight enough, I left the house using pfs....probably about 7 days or so after I started using them. I've only been using them less than 2 months now but I feel like I have it down...at least with a snappi....pins are a different story but I'm practicing with those! I do want to say that if you stick with it and don't get discouraged, you will get the hang of it.....I tried pfs for about 2 days when my son was 4 months old and I only had maybe 5 pfs so it wasn't a full time thing by any means (I used fitteds too) but I got so frustrated with not being able to get the pfs tight enough (I didn't have a snappi...just pins so that may have been part of my issue) that I gave up and ordered a ton of fitteds instead....but I am digging my pfs now so I wish I would have tried a bit longer when I first used a pf!<br><br>
Oh and if you do end up liking the trifold (it's super easy and there is not a learning curve at all with that), you can use different covers that won't cause any scratching....I know that my BSWW scratches my son where hte velcro is so I don't care for that cover....but I LOVE my Wigglewormbottoms covers and they work great with a trifolded prefold. My IV Bumpy cover works nicely as well! But I don't trifold a lot..I never know when my son might poo (he's unpredictable still!) and trifolding doesn't contain poo at all so I like using a snappi most of the time. I don't think I would EVER trifold with a newborn or a baby who is exclusively breastfed either but that's just me....their poo comes ALL the time and is so runny that I can't imagine the mess with trifolding at that age.
 

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I've been CDing my 3 mo. old for about 2 weeks now, and I'd say after a couple days I had the hang of it. I was taking him out in the PFs the first day, though. Call me crazy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I will say that starting yesterday I had a revelation: there are different ways to fold a PF! I just assumed the way Mom showed me was it. I found the newspaper fold (I think I found it on the Happy Hyena site) works great for me, much better than what Mom showed me.<br><br>
Oh, and I'm using pins. Again, the first day or two I struggled, mainly w/ the left side (my left), but I feel quite confident now.
 

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There's a learning curve!? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> Argh. I was hoping all my prefold/snappi fear was silly. Should I practice with my toddler first or something? I was checking out the green mountain diaper pictures, and it looked like there were just a few options: a simple trifold for when the baby was older, and the twist and the "flying angel wing" for early days. Is it hard to get a tight fit with the covers? I was gonna do the flying angel wing thing, but I haven't exactly tried it yet as I'm not due for a while.
 

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Well there is a learning curve with anything, but I "got" prefolds pretty quick (within a day). I don't know what the fold is called, but the one I like best you lay the baby on the diaper, (opened) and fold it down like a triangle between the legs then spread it back out. Clear as mud <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I snappie and don't have any problem getting the dipes on nice & snug. Usually now she's coverless. (but the weather is getting nice and she has a lot of jumpers & skirts which don't get as damp as pants can.
 

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The angel one is like a trifold in the front and then it goes up and gets pinned. I think. Well I can handle a day or two. I was worried that we'd have blow out messes for a long while. I don't want to order like 20 kissaluvs or pockets for just a few months.<br><br>
I don't think bum genius had much of a learning curve. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I love how on diapering websites they're always like, "Pockets and AIOs are great for the babysitters, grandparents and those reluctant to cd!" Lol. And me! I love to cd and am still overly fond of the simple snaps and velcro. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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It only took me a day or two. I tried trifolding the first day and that did not contain the poop. On the 2nd day I tried the newspaper fold with a snappie and a cover over it and I still use it. That is the fold that works best for us. The trick is to find the fold that works best for you, it's all trial and error. Luckily I found it on my 2nd try! I don't worry about it being perfect either! I'm sure it could be better but I've never worried about taking her out in her pfs. I've done it since day 1.
 

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no time once i stopped trying to copy the folds i seen and just tried it on my own. nothing like a wigglie baby to test on <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I felt pretty comfortable within a day or two. I actually found fitteds way more of a pita at the beginning. They were so much less adjustable! I do a jellyroll fold with pins, my dh likes a Snappi. All we have used since ds grew out of the newborn size is pfs btw <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I've found pf's to be really simple. I'm always suprised when I hear people say they are hard to use! Pins can be tricky but a Snappi is so easy, pop on a pull up cover...I can get my ds into a Snappi pf faster than my sister can do a 'sposie.
 

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I finally got it with my 2nd child. So it took me 16 months to figure them out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I still have trouble sometimes.
 
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