Introduction: Origami Diaper Fold

Origami and cloth diapering go hand in hand.  The Origami Fold is one of my favorites for flat diapers.

Step 1:

For this you will need:

1 flat cloth diaper - they still sell these in big box stores but I prefer to use old flannel sheets, you could also use a flour sack towel.

1 baby

Diaper cover (optional)

Fastener - snappy, pin or elastic belt (optional)

Step 2:

Spread your diaper on your surface/changing table.  
My diaper is much smaller than standard size.


Step 3:

Gather together the bottom corners and lift.

Step 4:

This will create a triangle with an extra flap.


Step 5:

Lay the flap to one side.

Step 6:

Fold 1/3 or 1/4 of the flap toward center (depending on the size of your diaper).

Step 7:

Fold in again

Step 8:


Optionally, you can fold the corners of the triangle up for a trimmer fit around the legs.







Step 9:

Place the baby on the folded diaper.


Step 10:


Bring the triangle's corners to the front. Here you can tie, pin, snappy or secure with an elastic belt.

Step 11:

I like to tie. I usually knot it and the front can be pulled from under the knot if you're practicing Elimination Communication and baby needs to use the toilet.

Step 12:

If you desire waterproofing, a cover would go on at this point.

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sachfo made it!(author)2011-09-14

It's much faster than it looks. With practice it only takes about 4 seconds to get from step 1 to step 8 and it can be done one handed until the fastening.

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scoochmaroo made it!(author)2011-09-14

Awesome. Sounds like you need a video to demo how fast it is!

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