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Pixi6s 03-22-2013 07:13 PM

How do I fold a dish towel on a newborn?
 
So it finally sunk in. Using cheap T towels or dish towels for newborn prefold/flats. I have some ikea thin dish towels. I just checked the saturated absorbancy and it's about 7.5-8oz which is more than fine for a newborn (joey bunz small hemp is 4oz from my tests).

This especially makes since for me since we have plenty of infant prefolds and probably only need the smaller size for a few weeks.

But how would i attached it? It's much bigger than a newborn prefold and it's not square for a flat. Should I cut and hem it into a square? what would you do?

thanks

kelly679 03-22-2013 07:19 PM

If you cut and hem it you could use the other piece to make a doubler ;) that's what I would do

starbeam 03-22-2013 07:31 PM

Re: How do I fold a dish towel on a newborn?
 
walmart washcloths are jut about the same size as NB GMD prefolds and super cheap

Pixi6s 03-22-2013 08:16 PM

Re: How do I fold a dish towel on a newborn?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kelly679 (Post 16425577)
If you cut and hem it you could use the other piece to make a doubler ;) that's what I would do

Interesting, maybe instead of cutting it I can fold the extra piece in the middle and sew it down. Like how a prefold has more layers in the middle. :)

kelly679 03-22-2013 08:26 PM

Totally! If you do post pics, I want to see!

bobbs7 03-22-2013 09:11 PM

Re: How do I fold a dish towel on a newborn?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by starbeam (Post 16425629)
walmart washcloths are jut about the same size as NB GMD prefolds and super cheap

Wow, really?? Why don't more people do this?

abunchoflemons 03-22-2013 09:42 PM

We use wash cloths like from jcp. Pockets as we use sponges in shower. Only hubby uses when he shaves So only need few wash cloths. Have lots of hand towels... sew in middle like prefold. I made towel inserts with my mom as they were really thin & we have lots of bath towels too.

Pixi6s 03-23-2013 05:27 AM

Re: How do I fold a dish towel on a newborn?
 
I was playing last night. The towel is 18x22. So if I was making a ~11x11 prefold if I fold in half then fold up in the middle it would actually make a 2x4x2 prefold which they normal are! :) I was planning on doing this will T-shirts too :)


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