Back in Flat – Folding Diapers the “Old Fashioned” Way

Posted by on August 13, 2010

There are a few of us around who remember using the original pinned diaper, the Flat Diaper, on our younger siblings. The art isn’t lost!

This is not my video, but it’s so useful I want to share it.
How to fold a cloth diaper (flat fold/flannel blanket)

I remember my mom teaching me how to do this fold (and a few others). I didn’t often cloth diaper my youngest sister; mom was more likely to do the pinning than trust a 9 year old to get a good, tight fit that wouldn’t result in leakage.

But it was great fun to cloth diaper every doll and stuffed animal in the house with whatever I could find laying around – towels, washcloths, pillowcases…. A stuffed rabbit who had heretofore led a completely blameless life, a Rainbow Brite who had never experienced an incontinent moment in her little dolly life, were both ignobly thrust into potty training and admonished to hold still lest they get jabbed by a pin.

Do your kids know the art of the flat?

One Response to Back in Flat – Folding Diapers the “Old Fashioned” Way

  1. prefold diapers

    I’d love to use this old fashion folding diapers. unfortunately the problem is, i have a problem to remove the smell. It still there even though i have rinsed it right under the hot sun.

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