Hi, everyone! Here's the way I apply a diaper standing up. Many of you already have your own way figured out, and if so, this isn't for you. However, I find this works best for me. I really like it because I can do it anywhere, even in the tight confines of a restroom stall. If it helps you, great!
I stand up and pull the diaper up between my legs. I extend the wings as though I'm going to fasten the tapes, but I DO NOT pull the tapes open. I just set the wings around me in about the right position and hold the diaper in place with my hands.
Then I gently squeeze my thighs together. This holds the diaper up between my legs just right, freeing up my hands to fasten the tapes.
I reach across the front of my body with my right hand and fasten the bottom left tape.
Next I reach across the front of my body with my left hand and fasten the bottom right tape. It's important to do the bottom tapes first.
Next I reach across the front of my body with my left hand again and fasten the top right tape.
Finally, I reach across with my right hand to fasten the top left tape.
I hope this is helpful. With some practice, you can do it fairly quickly, in about 30 seconds, and you should get a good fit.