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In pocket diapers: Stuff your pockets with prefolds for easy washing and tons of absorbency! We recommend size Novice light green edge for medium rise settings and Intermediate light blue edge for unsnapped full rise settings for most pocket diaper brands. For young babies, choose Cloth-eez Inserts size small in pockets.
This very short video shows how to trifold a size small yellow edge prefold in a Thirsties Duo Wrap Size One at full rise in Mountain Twilight print.
The next video shows how to trifold a size medium red edge prefold in a Thirsties Duo Wrap Size Two on the medium rise setting.
The next video is longer and shows in detail how to use prefolds and more on a baby.
Watch this quick video to learn how to use a Snappi Fastener
Watch this video to learn how to use diaper pins.
Small yellow edge on 13 pound baby, jelly rolled, with a Snappi Fastener. A nice, snug fit that leaves no red marks at all. Prefolds are very comfortable for baby. 14 pounds, 5.5 months old, size novice
Intermediate on a young chubby baby above and the same baby below in Medium
You can just fold the diaper in thirds and lay it in the diaper cover. This is called "trifolding" or "padfolding". However, fastening it is fun and provides a more stay-put fit, as well as much better containment. But most people simply fold the diaper in thirds and place it in the cover. There are many ways to do it. Do what works for you.
Question: If most people trifold and do not fasten prefolds, then why do all the pictures on babies show the diaper fastened?
Answer: It's difficult to take a modest picture or video of trifolding on a baby.