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Angel Wing Fold

This is my new favorite fold. It's similar to the newspaper fold, but you don't have to decide ahead of time how much diaper to fold down at the top. For reference, this is a regular (4x6x4) unbleached Chinese prefold, Isaac is 8.5 months old, about 18-19 pounds.

Like the other folds, start by laying the prefold under your baby with the back lined up with their navel. Then fold the front of the diaper in thirds, leaving it open in the back so you can bring the wings around to pin.

Bring the front up between baby's legs and pull it snug.

Next, fold the excess under. Again, I like the diaper to fit below the navel.

Bring one corner around and pin, then do the other. I swear I can do this faster than finding the right snaps on a fitted diaper and fastening them. I prefer pins to snappis at this age because he's so mobile and he's getting to the end of the fit range of the diaper. A diaper that is pinned right at the corners is much more secure than a snappi that's barely hanging on to the edges.

Here's a picture of the little gusset that's formed at the thigh:

Then pull on a cover and you're all done. Happy baby :)

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