For my friends who use cloth dipes. Here is a brochure I got from our diaper service (back when we had one) on different ways to fold your dipes. I’ve consulted it often. I hope it is useful to my cloth diaper sisters as well! (click on images to enlarge)
We use the Diaper Wrap fold for Blue-Eyed Boy. That seems to work best for him because he pees a lot, and it has a lot of dipe in the front for boys. That fold only works well though for an older baby who has more solid poo, otherwise it gets all over. We tried the girl variation for Red-Haired Girl but all it accomplished was poo EVERYWHERE! We have been using the Angel Wrap fold for her. It works well because it makes gussets around her legs so poo can’t leak out. We also add an extra small fold at the back to keep the poo from going out the back of the diaper.
I just have to say that I love cloth diapers. If you are going to be having a baby anytime soon (or even if you already have one!) and are debating whether to use cloth or disposable diapers I highly recommend cloth. Cloth are much much more reliable. Anytime I have used disposable diapers I have been disappointed. And contrary to popular opinion cloth is not a lot of work.
Cloth diapering has come a long way since your Grandmother’s day (just ask mine!). Even if you use the “old-fashioned” pre-folds and diaper covers like I do. Do a little research and check out what’s out there. You will be surprised at how easy and convenient cloth diapering can be!