This is what my table looked like yesterday when i got the toddler twosome down for a nap and turned to chores!
Trust me…there was more on the floor in the washing basket! The trouble with cloth nappying twins is that when you have weeks on end of rainy weather it can be very hard to stay on top of the washing and folding and i really hate not being organised…i begin to feel overwhelmed!!
As i have mentioned before, we mainly use all in one modern cloth nappies which require no cover and have a pad we can insert for extra absorbency…they are easy to put on, wash and after laying a liner on them they are good to go…very easy…..except they take an awfully long time to dry in wet, humid weather and i usually have to resort to the dryer after awhile to keep up.
Using the dryer i don’t like doing but i like poop on the floor and having to use disposables even less so my solution during these times is to go back to the good old terry flats with a cover! We, (i say we because dad is just as good at me at folding and putting on nappies bless him!) do need to change them more often especially now they are toddlers (and it can get a little scary after a lot of pear but let’s not go there…) but they dry so quickly in comparison and really don’t take that much extra time to fold when you are organised (strangely, it can be therapeutic to sit down on the floor with a cuppa and fold nappies….or that may be just me!)
Everyone seems to have their favourite fold and i did a fair amount of research when i was pregnant with the girls (i knew it would be the last time for a very long time that i could sit down and ‘research’ anything!!) and settled on the ‘Jo fold’. I used the old triangle fold doubled while they were so little but changed to the Jo fold when they were about 2 months old. We are still using it now with just a few modifications for chubbier bums and legs!
Let me share how simple it is in case you are stuck with a bout of rainy weather or not up to buying a stash of MCN’s just yet! I think if you are cloth nappying you should try and have at least a dozen terry flats stashed away as they can serve a myriad of purposes!
Take one terry flat square……..
This is only a very basic tutorial but i just wanted to give you an idea of one of the options out there…you can find many great videos on you tube which is how i learnt. Once you have folded them a few times you become a pro!
This site explains this fold and many others and is a wealth of information. As for me, i am off to admire my nappy wall as for the first time in a week i am in front with the nappies!!!
Do you still use terry flats or have they become a thing of the past with the introduction of modern cloth nappies do you think? I would love to hear about your favourite fold if you do still use them!