Diapers kept out of landfills by GNB customers as of October 1, 2010
THE BASIC FOLD:
This is so much easier than you probably imagine. When your baby is young
and not very mobile, you can simply fold the diaper in thirds, slap it in the
diaper cover and fasten it with the Velcro-like tabs When your baby becomes more
mobile, you can use a Snappi fastener (shown below in the middle photo in the
second row) to help keep the diaper in place. It's so much easier than using
diaper pins - you don't have to worry about sticking your baby!
When your baby starts sleeping for longer stretches at night (probably
not nearly as soon as you would like!), you can start using a doubler. This
your baby stay dry during the longer interval between changes. You can put
the doubler in the middle of the diaper and fold the diaper into thirds around
it, or you can fold the diaper and plop the doubler right on top.
Then come all the variations of folds that you may never use. There's a “bikini
twist” that may be useful if your baby has thicker thighs. You put the
baby on the unfolded diaper and twist it between the legs and top with a Snappi.
If you have a girl, you might like the extra absorbency you get when you fold
the diaper in thirds the other way.
You can see video of different folds being performed here: