Archive for August, 2009

The Origami Fold for longer rise

August 22, 2009

I used the origami nappy fold a lot with my babies from birth to toilet independence.  As my bubs grew bigger, I needed a longer rise and so modified the fold.  Here are pictures showing the way that I fold.  Please note that I have used a face washer for this demonstration so the cm scale squares in the background are not relevant to actual measurements!

The nappy is folded in quarters.

The nappy is folded in quarters.

A triangle is formed by pulling out one of the closed corners.

A triangle is formed by pulling out one of the closed corners.

Flip the nappy over with the flap extended.

Flip the nappy over with the flap extended.

The extended flap is pulled down.  It is this that will give the longer rise.

The extended flap is pulled down. It is this that will give the longer rise.

Fold the extended flap into three as shown and the nappy is now ready to put on the baby.  Compare this with the following picture.  You can see that the "length" (rise) is almost 1.5 times that of the standard fold shown in the following picture.

Fold the extended flap into three as shown and the nappy is now ready to put on the baby. Compare this with the following picture. You can see that the "length" (rise) is almost 1.5 times that of the standard fold shown in the following picture.

This is the same nappy shown using the standard folding technique.  Compare with the previous picture to see how much shorter the "length"/rise is.

This is the same nappy shown using the standard folding technique. Compare with the previous picture to see how much shorter the "length"/rise is.