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Okay, forever ago, I started pinning. When I was first learning, I read numerous diff places that the head of the pin needs to be facing away from the baby. This was actually a PIA considering pinning facing inwards came naturally to me. Anyhow, I trained myself the "right way." Okay, so lo and behold, I go onto a popular diaper shop's site, and they have pics of babys with the pins facing inward! I hate being a pesky know-it-all, but if I am correct in assuming that you need to do it facing out, I think they need to be told so that beginers do not do it the wrong way based on those pics(pics are just showing the diapers and not part of a tutorial, and the diapers look kinda loose to be honest <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">), but if I am wrong, then I need to re-learn, LOL! I will google it, but I figured one of you can confirm it for me, LOL! TIA!
 

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Okay, I knew I was not crazy-here is an old tutorial saying it is out:<br><a href="http://www.bareware.net/diaperfolding.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.bareware.net/diaperfolding.shtml</a><br><br>
I hate to tell anyone how to do stuff though! But, I really think that it needs to be corrected if there is only ONE safe way to do it before unknowing folks learn to do it the wrong way, and worse yet, those folks then tell others to do it that way too! What do you all think?
 

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I think I'm confused. Why would it make a difference? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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Lydia-that is how I used to feel-I had such an easy time doing it inwards, so I really had to train myself hard to do it the other way! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Now, I could not do it inwards to save my life!<br><br>
I wonder...is there more than one way to pin, or should it always be facing out? Is this something that was just handed down, or is there a real good valid safety argument here?
 

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By facing away, I am assuming you mean facing down when they are lying down? That is the way we always pinned my siblings growing up. I think it is the safest way to pin. And once you get the hang of pinning, I think it is really easy! It just takes practice! (And a cooperative baby...)<br><br>
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I've been pinning with the heads facing up & towards the baby's back. I always thought that was the right way. I haven't had a pin pop open yet.<br><br>
Seems like it would be too difficult to have the heads facing down & towards the front.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've been pinning with the heads facing up & towards the baby's back. I always thought that was the right way. I haven't had a pin pop open yet.<br><br>
Seems like it would be too difficult to have the heads facing down & towards the front.</div>
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That's the only way I've ever seen and done it and it's the way my mom taught me (she's pinned many a diaper over the years).
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> I don't remember how I pin <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> but I know it's the opposite of what my mom does. I've seen it done both ways.
 
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