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This may be a stupid question, but I've been using pf's on DS almost since he was born. I use the basic newspaper fold and fold down about an inch in the front of the diaper. My mom, who used pfs on me, changed him last week and said she thought I should stop folding down the excess now because he's bigger. She said the diaper should cover the belly button (his rides well below it). Do you all still fold down the excess? Should I leave it so his belly button is covered?<br><br>
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I fold mine down in the back, and DD's belly botton is always uncovered. And the extra in the front would be more absorbant for a boy as well. I say keep doing what you're doing! If it works well, don't change it.
 

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I fold my pf's according to the cover size. If I have a cover that would allow me to leave the pf unfolded then I would - if not, I would leave it folded.<br><br>
There is no right or wrong with pf's
 

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I fold down in the back because it looks less bulky. I start just above the belly button in the back and just below the bb in the front because that is the way it works best on my dd. Each baby is made differently so do what works on you baby.
 

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I always fold it just below the belly button. There's no right way. If you are happy with the way you are doing it, then keep doing it. I've never heard that the diaper SHOULD cover the belly button. There is no reasoning behind it.<br><br>
If you don't fold it down, you might find that (if you pin or snappi) you have to pull the stomach really tight in order to get it tight enough around his thighs. The rise of the diaper has a lot to do with how the thighs fit. My GMIL used flats and she used 4 pins on each diaper. Two for the waist and two to keep the thighs snug. It didn't occur to her that folding the diaper down would make the fit more propotional to fit both the waist and thighs with just two pins.<br><br>
If it is getting too snug on his thighs, then it might be time to stop folding the excess down.
 

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Since DS has a milk belly, I wouldn't be able to cover the belly button and still have it comfortable. ALL of his diapers sit below the belly button, whether I like it or not! And it's usually a good 2" below the belly button. I don't think I own a cover that would stay at or above his belly button. Plus then he wouldn't be able to show off his belly button to everyone who asks to see it. <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 alternate, folding it down in the back sometimes and other times in the front. It depends on what cover I'm using and if I'm snappi'ng or using pins. His belly button is almost always showing. Do whatever works for you!
 

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