Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-15-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
dvrgrl38's Avatar
dvrgrl38
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,102
My Mood:
Talking Fav Flat Folds for Newborns

What are your favorite flat folds for newborns? I like trim, but obviously containing blowouts is a priority I used to use and origami fold on my older dd but never used flats on her when she was a newborn. I'd love pics of flats with different folds on newborns too. I'm expecting tiny ones (~5lbers).
TIA

Advertisement

__________________
Mama to 2 BEAUTIFUL big girls and B/G TWINS!

ISO: 1 skein Bear and pants no sleep til Brooklyn
dvrgrl38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
elvenmama's Avatar
elvenmama
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,445
My Mood:
Re: Fav Flat Folds for Newborns

I'm interested too! No advice but congratulations on the twins! You are blessed!
elvenmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 09:13 PM   #3
Raspberry Kisses's Avatar
Raspberry Kisses
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 113
Re: Fav Flat Folds for Newborns

Quote:
Originally Posted by elvenmama View Post
I'm interested too! No advice but congratulations on the twins! You are blessed!
Ditto! And congratulations!!!
Raspberry Kisses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
simplykarenp
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 269
Re: Fav Flat Folds for Newborns

I didn't start using flats on my baby until she was 6 weeks old, so not a newborn but still a little baby. I use the osocozy unbleached flats.

Here she is at 6 weeks old in a snappied origami fold. This was my first time using the flat on her so please excuse the messy folding.



Here she is at 8 weeks with a kite fold. I LOVE this fold. It is super trim, but has enough layers upfront to absorb the pee.

simplykarenp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #5
leadmare's Avatar
leadmare
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: on an adventure with the one I love!
Posts: 1,197
Re: Fav Flat Folds for Newborns

Subbing for pics.
leadmare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 06:55 AM   #6
dagmomma
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Deep South
Posts: 8,372
My Mood:
Re: Fav Flat Folds for Newborns

I used orgami and jellyrolled the sides.

May try kite fold also this time. Mostly used that as baby gets older. I couldn't get it small enough but I will give it a go
dagmomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 07:34 AM   #7
Mayghan's Avatar
Mayghan
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 5,711
Re: Fav Flat Folds for Newborns

Is there a tutorial for the kite fold? Ive got my first flats otw
__________________
Mommy to: K(March 06), D(February 08) , A (November 12) and Z (April 14)
Mayghan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 07:53 AM   #8
dvrgrl38's Avatar
dvrgrl38
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,102
My Mood:
Re: Fav Flat Folds for Newborns

Quote:
Originally Posted by simplykarenp View Post



Here she is at 8 weeks with a kite fold. I LOVE this fold. It is super trim, but has enough layers upfront to absorb the pee.

Thanks for that pics, that kite fold looks AMAZING! I don't expect to use the flats on them until they are 8-10 lbs or so, but with two babies, I may end up using them sooner as backup diapers
__________________
Mama to 2 BEAUTIFUL big girls and B/G TWINS!

ISO: 1 skein Bear and pants no sleep til Brooklyn
dvrgrl38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 03:10 PM   #9
scorpiox2's Avatar
scorpiox2
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: france
Posts: 224
My Mood:
Re: Fav Flat Folds for Newborns

I've been using the mini kite fold on my little guy since he was 4 weeks old. It's perfect for his skinny thighs. It's posted on a thread here somewhere with pics.
__________________
proud mommy to DD 11-06-06 and DS 11-27-12
scorpiox2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 03:41 PM   #10
scorpiox2's Avatar
scorpiox2
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: france
Posts: 224
My Mood:
Re: Fav Flat Folds for Newborns

Here is the thread with the instructions for the mini kite fold

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaboom View Post
This is a modified fold I merged together a few days ago and I LOVE IT! Thought I'd share with pictures

My son is 3 weeks old and 9 1/2 lbs - the cover used is a Thirsties XS.

Lay flat out


Fold all four corners to the center


Fold the left and right side in


Fold the top down completely


Fold the top down just a few inches (this helps to make a little pocket so poo doesn't go up and out the back during a blowout, and also gives stability to the tabs)


Place baby down and fold the front in (I find that folding it in until the point touches baby's bum makes the perfect rise!)



Jelly roll the legs


Lift up the front, fold in the tabs and snappi or pin!


What it looks like from the side, and with a cover




And to see the trimness, here it is compared to an infant PF!



__________________
proud mommy to DD 11-06-06 and DS 11-27-12
scorpiox2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.