Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 6 of the Flats and Handwashing Challenge

"I am taking part in the Second Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge hosted by Dirty Diaper Laundry. For 7 days I will be using only flat cloth diapers and handwashing them in an effort to prove that cloth diapering can be affordable and accessible to all. You can learn more about the rules and why this challenge was started by visiting the announcement post. This year there are over 450 participants from all over the world!"
This is a day late because of my camping trip but I guess better late than never.  Since today we can write about anything I wanted to share my technique for using flats.  I actually think Kim from Dirty Diaper Laundry has now named this the Jo fold but I am not sure.  I like to think that I invented it though.  I have been using this fold for about a year on the rare occasion that I would use a flat.  If you know how to use a prefold than this fold is a piece of cake. 
Size Large Prefold
Right Prefold. Left receiving blanket.
So I used my son's prefolds as a reference and folded the flat into a rectangle roughly the size of the prefold.  I put the part with the most folds in the front for extra absorbency in the wetzone. 
Receiving Blanket
Then I fold the sides in to form a v-shape.  It is easier to lay the baby on top first to make sure it fits well around the legs.  Then just pull the front up and snappy or pin the back wings to the front.  And Ta-dah.  Easy as pie.
Reminder Monday I will be giving away a wool soaker.  To enter please leave a comment below.


  1. Glad to hear you made it through camping! I keep hearing about this fold everywhere I turn, and I guess I'm going to have to eventually try it...peer pressure...

    1. This fold is so easy and it works. Definitely try it.