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Friday, May 21, 2010
Putting a Cloth Diaper on a Baby
First, you have to catch your run-away baby who is trying to steal her clean diaper cover.
For cloth diapering I use:
Gerber Flat Fold Cloth Diapers
Thirsties Diaper Covers
You need to fold the flat fold cloth diapers. I like to fold them kimono style right out of the laundry so they are ready to go when I need them. (How to fold post to come later).
You lay the diaper flat on a surface you plan on changing the baby on.
Then, place the baby on the diaper, where the long part of the triangle fits as the waist line. The pointy end comes up to cover up the baby goods.
Note: the diaper's thickest part of the fold covers all baby exits. This is important!
Fold one side over.
Then the other.
Then secure with a snappie. The snappies have little teeth that hook into the cloth diaper and hold it in place, kind of like a clothes pin, but without the "OH SHIT I STABBED MY BABY WITH A STRAIGHT PIN" hazard.
And finally, you put the diaper cover on over the cloth part and your kid is ready to take off! Notice, that the cloth diaper hugs around her butt, so even as she crawls and rolls over, there is not a gap...unlike those crappy disposables that like to leak liquid poop.