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I bought some prefolds and a wrap to try it out. Since my baby is still EBF, I thought I'd prefer a snappi to keep leaks to a minimum. I fold the diaper like this:<br><br><a href="http://www.punkinbutt.com/newspaperfold.htm" target="_blank">http://www.punkinbutt.com/newspaperfold.htm</a><br><br>
Am I doing something wrong? Her waist is 18 inches around and the diaper barely reaches to snappi it. I even have to spread out the front a bit. For a boy, I can see how that would work well. There's tons of layers up front. But for my girl, there's basically only layer of the middle of the prefold where she wets. She's 4 months old and we're using UBCPF regular size. 6 layers of CPF is not enough to keep my green earth cover from soaking through and getting her clothes wet.<br><br>
We change diapers every 1 1/2 or so. Naptime lasts 2-3 hrs.<br><br>
Ideas?<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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You'll need to add a doubler in her wet zone. Boys are easier that way, but girls don't pee in your face. Guess it's a trade off :LOL
 

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i find with my 4 month old i like the bikini twist. it took me a while to master it because he was always hanging out one side - if you know what i mean <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> i found with the newspaper fold i had to fan out the top alittle to make the sides reach too. i like the newspaper fold too though and i try to use it when i suspect a poop soon. it does a good job of making a poop pocket! the bikini twist will catch the poop - as long as ds is lying on the side where the dipe is snugger (bikini moms know what i am talking about!!!!)
 

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I also prefer the bikini twist with a doubler on top. I fold up the doubler, then twist the diaper. I even find that with this fold I can fold the front down a bit to get a tighter fit around the leg. I almost don't need the third leg of the snappy this way. I also took a while to get the hang of it; one day I got it and the light went on <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
With the fold shown in your link, the diaper didn't reach around and I always found it gappy. Dd wets mostly in the front <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: , very much so. Her fitteds are wet in front, dry in back!<br><br>
Anyway, she is about 21 inches around and I use the premiums. I use a hemp doubler underneath a wool pull on and we don't have leaks.<br><br>
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I've found the bikini twist very hard to master and doesn't contain BF poops well at all. I MUCH prefer the Angel Wing fold. There's a how-to on <a href="http://www.naturalbabies.com" target="_blank">www.naturalbabies.com</a>
 
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