My latest diaper purchase was a 3 pack of birdseye flats from Green Mountain Diapers. They cost me a whopping $3. I’ve always been curious about how they work, and there is something appealing about the simplicity of them. I learned to fold them and I’m glad to say they work great….and they are so trim. I never knew!
If you felt like using them, you could diaper from birth to potty super cheap! Let’s say you bought:
3 dozen small flats($12/dozen)=$36
3 dozen large flats($15/dozen)=$45
3 Snappis =$7.55
3 Size 1 Thirsties Duo covers ($12.25/each)=36.75
3 Size 2 Thirsties Duo covers ($12.25/each)=36.75
For a grand total of: $162.05 ($324.10 for twins)
WOW…that’s some super savings!
So, now let me show you how to use them! Enjoy my picture tutorial!
Lay out your flat on the ground completely unfolded. Baby L is on the flat to show you the size.
Fold it in half by bringing the bottom up.
Fold it in half again the other way.
Now, this part is tricky to explain. Grab that top right corner and pull it to the left. It should look like this.
! Now flip the whole sucker over.
Take the left “squared” part and trifold
it, so that it ends fairly centered.
Now plop your baby on the diaper like so.
Bring the bottom part up.
Fold the sides over and adjust them as needed. Apply a snappi (or pins if you are braver than I)and Voila! Diapered Baby!
And…because two is more fun than one….
Oh…almost forgot, put covers on those babies. Flats are not water proof…obviously I don’t need to tell you that! Here they are sporting wool covers made by me. 🙂
See! Now wasn’t that easy!