This fold is for flat nappies and works on small bubs and toddlers. As far as I can tell, I invented it. I found some of the more traditional flat nappy folds had too much excess under the bum cheeks. This fold takes full advantage of the entire length of the flat nappy.
I am calling it the croissant because that is exactly what it reminds me of once finished. Perhaps it even looks a bit like sumo pants?
Here you will see pictures of it on use on my 4 month old (green nappy), then again on her at 22 months (white nappy).
Here is how to do it.
Step 1. Start with a flat nappy. Step 2. Fold in one side but not all the way.
Step 3. Fold out this same section so it is now tripled over. Step 4. Bring in the other side so it extends beyond the bulk.
Step 5. Fold the extra bit back in to line up and it should now be FIVE layers thick. Step 6. Pull out the top corners while folding down. Do with both corners as shown below.
It should cause the top section to fold down.
Step 7. Fold the top down again. It should now have a square that sits on top.
Step 8. Place baby with bum on square. Step 9. Bring up the centre section. Tuck in leg areas a little if needed on a small baby.
Step 10. Bring in wings and secure. Here is what the back looks like.
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I still love using this fold. My daughter is now 22 months old and I am using some white terry flats my mother-in-law gave me that she first used 28 years ago. They are still in excellent condition. They measure 57cm x 61 cms. Fold on the longest edge to make a longer nappy with a higher rise for older bubs.
I continued to use this on her until she was about 2.5 years old.