I love my prefold diapers. I bought my first six pack of Bummis organic cotton prefold diapers when Eudora was less than a week old. She’d gotten a terrible case of diaper rash in the disposable diapers we’d been using and her little bum needed some fluffy relief. I bought them after being convinced by some of my friends that prefold diapers were nowhere near as frightening as I’d thought.
It turns out that the scariest thing about using prefold diapers was all in my head. It turns out that they are exceptionally easy to use. Here are four of the easiest folds:
1.) The short trifold
Lay your diaper out so that it’s long way, and then fold into thirds. Lay the folded diaper in the diaper cover and put on baby. This keeps the thickest part of the prefold in the middle, which is great for girls.
2.) The long trifold
Lay your prefold diaper out so that it’s short way in front of you and fold into thirds. Lay the folded diaper in the diaper cover, fold down the front so that it’s in the cover. This keeps the thickest part of the diaper in the front, which is great for boys.
3.) The bikini twist
Lay the prefold diaper flat, short way. Then turn one end. Put the diaper in the cover and place on baby. This is great for girls as it increases the layers in the middle.
4.) The fan fold
Lay the diaper out like you’re going to fold in a long trifold. Place in the diaper cover and then fan out the back folds. This is a fantastic prefold diaper method for handling those messy newborn poops!
The great thing about all of these diaper folds is that not a single one requires a diaper pin or Snappi. It pairs great with any cover, including Bummis, GroVia, Flip, and Best Bottom.
What’s your favorite prefold? (And if it’s not one of the ones that I listed, please share it!)
Still not sure? You can see a Bummis Prefold Demo Video!