Today I have 4 video tutorials for how to do different folds using a prefold.
1. the “Jelly Roll”
This is a great fold for newborns because the legs are rolled in, giving you a pocket to contain the liquid newborn poops. It is also easy enough that anyone can do it.
2. the “Angel Wing” fold.
I used this fold with my first son almost exclusively in his newborn phase because it was quick and easy. Hubby was even able to do it.
3. the “Bikini Twist” fold.
A common complaint about prefolds (and cloth in general) is that it is bulky between the legs. This fold narrows the prefold in the crotch which is good for mobile babies. This also could be problematic for runny poop, FYI.
4. the “Trifold”
Easy as 1,2,3. In 5 seconds you can fold a prefold, lay it in a cover, and apply it to your baby. Some covers are better suited for this though, so be aware of that. Look for covers with flaps made for this or ones that are more “channeled” between the legs and less poofy and round.
I hope you all find these videos easy to follow and informative. Prefolds are not scary. What they are is cheap. Cheap is good.