Flat fold diapers, otherwise known as 'flats' are very popular right now. They are easy to wash, easy to use and super affordable! They do need to be folded to be used though, hence the name 'flat fold'.
The Origami Fold
This is a great fold for smaller babies and it's super trim.
Lay your flat out
Fold into half
Fold into fourths
Bring the top right corner over to the left, making a triangle
Take left side of square and fold over half way to the middle of the square.
Fold over again to create the soaker pad in the middle.
Then fold soaker pad up over baby.
And then wrap sides around baby and fasten with pins or a Snappi.
The Kite Fold
This is my favorite fold of all, because you can make the length a perfect fit for any size baby.
Lay diaper out flat in a diamond shape, then bring top corner down
Bring left corner over to line up with top of flat
Then do the same with the right side, creating a kite shape
Bring the bottom up to the middle of the diaper. You can adjust the rise of the diaper by making this shorter or longer.
Fold the two bottom corners over into the middle and leave the two top corners spread out. This creates a "poop pocket".
Wrap the wings around your baby and fasten with pins or a Snappi
The Pad Fold
The Pad Fold is perfect for laying into a diaper cover. It's the easiest fold and also the most absorbent.
Fold your flat into a square.
Then fold one side over to the middle of the flat
Then fold the other side over creating a long rectangle or pad. Lay into a diaper cover and put on your baby.
I will be working on more fold tutorials, so please check back : )