Anyway, cloth diapers! I've been using them with Kylee. We're doing prefolds, a Snappi, and a cover. It took some trial and error to get the knack of getting them on her, but we've got it down now. However, when I first started using them, I did the traditional trifold, where you just single fold in each side to the center. She blew out of the diaper when I did that so I had to figure out a new way. That's what this post is about.
Here's our method: start with the diaper unfolded. Typically, I have her laying on top of it, but I didn't want to post pictures of my daughter without a diaper on the Internet. I'm sure you understand. When I put the diaper under Kylee, I fold in the part that goes on her back, only because she's still little and I need to shorten the diaper. You'll see it folded in later pictures, so I just wanted to explain. Whether you fold it or not obviously depends on the child's size.
Ok, next step is to fold in one side about 1.5 inches. (Again, I typically have Kylee on top of the diaper here so she helps hold it when I fold it.)
Fold the same side over again.
Do the same thing to the other side, and look! You've got yourself what I like to call a "poop pocket!"
Since the baby is already on the diaper, just fold up the front over their bottom.
Take one side and unroll only the end, just enough to secure it to the back part.
Pull the back part over what you just unrolled. (If you look, you can see where I fold mine down in the back in this picture.)
Take your Snappi and secure that first side, then pull it and secure the middle. Do the same thing to the other side and secure. I typically have to readjust that first side after doing the second side.
Here's the finished product.