How to fold a prefold cloth diaper – "Jelly roll"

This is my favorite way to fold and fasten a prefold diaper. Blow-outs are rare, and combined with a good cover, clothes are pretty much always spared the mess.

First, start with naked baby in need of a diaper.


I like to fold the back part under and lay her on top. That “lip” of diaper keeps the poo-splosions from going up the back.


The I roll each side in like so…


And so


Take the rolled parts up between the legs


And then fan them out to each side


Grab the corners of diaper from behind


And fasten!


Cover, and you’re done!

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  3. Oh boy! Where were you 32 yrs ago when I had my son. They had disposable diapers back then but he was allergic so had to use cloth diapers. No problem, but I had to use regular baby safety pins. What are you using to close with? Love the soaker. Rubber pants were harsh.

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