It's been a while since I've posted anything diaper-related, but as my friends get ready for the birth of their first child, I find myself sharing more diaper information. So, here is is, the Modified RoPo fold for flat diapers:
Start with your flat diaper laid out neatly. I like to fold my flats into quarters when warm from the drier and then go back later to fold them up for use. You could do this straight from the drier, though.
Fold in the sides towards the center. For a smaller baby, fold all the way in or even overlap if you need to. For a larger baby, leave a gap as shown.
Fold the bottom up to create a rectangle the correct LENGTH for your baby. This would be the "rise" of the diaper. I like to add my doubler here so that it ends up somewhat wrapped in the flat.
Fold one side towards the center. This is a slightly less than 1/3 of the width fold.
Repeat the previous steps with the other side.
Place the baby on the diaper with the open side at their hips. I like to pinch the "wad" of the diaper at the crotch before bringing the front up. This reduces the bulk a bit.
Spread out the front corners of the diaper across the baby's hips.
Wrap the wing over the front and secure with a pin. You could, potentially, use a snappi depending on the diaper fabric. Personally, I like pins for flats.
This is how it should fit. You can create a pretty low-slung diaper for an older baby or a higher-rise for the Poo-Master newbie. This truly is an all-sizes fold as it is customizable for width, length, and absorption.