Image: The best second hand shop in Oxford, by Iona McNab, on Flickr
I had a blast today! There's a small second hand children's store just down the street from me.

I decided to stop in and ask about cloth diapers/covers, and they showed me at least three bins of diapers and a basket full of covers.

The prices ranged from $1.29 for three liners, to $3.99 for a Kooshies...

I spent about fifteen dollars, and came home with a bag full enough to make a full load for my washer. I managed to pick up a couple of Indisposables, a nice (unnamed) prefold.

I mostly got All-in-ones though for nighttime and when my covers are in the wash.

Thanks to Ramona for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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Kissa's Neutral Inside All-In-One Diaper - Super soft with stay-dry fleece inside; Breathable, waterproof and durable PUL outsideKushies/Kooshies 5 Pack Reusable Ultra Diapers - Patented built in-flap for extra absorbency
Shopping Suggestions:
Kushies/Kooshies 5 Pack Reusable Ultra Diapers
Dappi Brand--Pinless Contoured Cloth Diapers
OsoCozy Prefold Cloth Diapers
Kissa's All-In-One Diaper



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I re-use an empty BabyGanics Foaming Hand Soap dispenser for all liquid baby soap that I buy, and I've found that it makes liquid soap go way further.

I find it a lot easier to shampoo baby's hair, or wash a slippery baby when I can squirt foam soap out of a dispenser.

I usually put an inch of liquid baby soap (Johnsons, Aveeno, etc.) in the dispenser, fill the rest of the bottle with water, give it a good shake, and it's ready to use.

BabyGanics Foaming Hand Soap, 8.45-Fluid Ounce - Safe for every generationI have also bought an empty Cuisipro foam pump dispenser from a kitchen/bath store and they work well too.

Many products now come in foam pump bottle styles and can be rinsed out and used for this purpose as well.

I've been saving lots of money by being able to stretch one bottle of liquid soap about 5 times the length of time as opposed to using the soap straight from the container.

Thanks to Suzie Mah for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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M30 Stain Remover - NEW 14 Oz. Tub
I know we all like to go organic, but I have found that the best thing for those yellowy stains on baby shirts etc., is this product called M30 Stain Remover.

I used to be able to get a small jar of from our local Dollar Store. It's such a shame that they stopped carrying this product.

M30 gets out the worst stains on my husband's clothes (he's an iron worker and they get some nasty stuff on them) as well as that yellowy stuff on baby clothes.

I have saved a lot of "throwaways" from family members because of it!

You smear the stuff on really thick and let it sit for 15-30 minutes, then simply wash.

I usually wash the clothes again afterwards to get rid of anything that is left on it.

Thanks to Bevin for this Frugal Baby Tip!

M30 Stain Remover Now available from Amazon: M30 - Quickly removes grease, tar, ink, paint, varnish, grass stains, crayon marks, shoe polish, perspiration stains, chewing gum, tobacco gum, blood, cosmetics, pet stains, Barbecue sauce, gravy, chocolate, and many other stubborn soils and stains.

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when I was a girl, we had to wear j-cloths for shirts, on Flickr
For a newborn... Instead of buying throw-away baby wipes, I cut up J-Cloths or Handi-Wipes into fours, and dampen them.

Then I carry them in a Tupperware case for away-from-home diaper changes.

At home I have a Tupperware dish of water on my change table (fresh each morning), and a stack of J-cloth quarters ready to dip and wipe.

Wash in a net laundry bag with a load of laundry. Hang bag over clothes line to dry.

Thanks to Helen Rolfe for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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Picture Caption: Cashen had a bit of a diaper rash this weekend and was not too happy about it.

I haven't had to try it myself, but a lot of people swear that smearing an antacid like Maalox on your baby's diaper-rashed bum will help clear it up.

Maalox Advanced Regular Strength Antacid ~ Mint Flavored Liquid ~ 5oz

It will fight the acidity of urine hurting the rash. It makes sense to me!

Thanks to Jennifer Ward for this Frugal Baby Tip!


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Noa in the crazy back seat
As a Mom, I use a lot of Ziplock bags, when I'm finished with them I put them in my car and use them as trash bags.

That way I'm not just throwing them out, and I don't have to clean my car out as often.

Plus I always have a plastic bag on hand to store a used diaper till I get home, or pick up after my little doggie!

Ziploc Big Bag Double Zipper


How do you reuse your used Ziplock bags?

Thanks to Traci Bourque Johannson for this Frugal Baby Tip!


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Hipster baby bandanas
Here is my Frugal Baby Tip - We always keep a small stack of bandanas in our backpack diaper bag.

We are learning what the cowboys learned, and more.

They are thin, lightweight, wash well, don't show stains, and are pretty much indestructible.

We use them for hats, scarves, diaper changing pads, bibs, light blankets, drool catchers, nursing shawls, washcloths, teethers, blindfolds, doll blankets and doll slings, and of course, for handkerchiefs.

TCI 12 Color Pack Double-Sided Print Paisley Bandana Scarf, Head Wrap - Black, White, Red, Pink, Purple, Light Blue, Orange, Navy, Royal Blue, Green, Periwinkle, And Yellow
You can also tie them creatively to make impromptu toys - little dolls, bunnies, chewy key chain, etc.

They rinse out well on the spot and if you hang them on a stroller bar they are dry again within an hour.

You can get them for about $10 a dozen, and if you shop online, you can get them in just about any imaginable color or pattern.

Thanks to Kim McKay for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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Dressing Everett
When old diapers or terry cloth towels wear out; cut them into squares and serge or sew around the sides.

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Then put them in a Tupperware container or old wipes tub or a ChangePal.

Add a recipe of home-made baby wipe solution.

ChangePal (Pink)-3-in-1 Case for Diapers/Wipes/Ointment - Portable-fits in diaper bags, totes, strollers, vehicles, baby stations, and holds 1-2 day supply of baby changing items

You will have reusable wipes that are super soft, and last forever.

- Baby Wipes Recipe -

• 1 1/2 - 2 cups distilled water
• 1/4 cup Aloe Vera gel
• 1/8 to 1/4 cup olive oil (use extra virgin so there are no chemicals)
• 2 tsp. Baby Shampoo
• 2-3 drops Tea Tree oil or Calendula oil (optional)
• 2-3 drops Lavender oil (discourages molds)

Mix this solution together, use to wet your recycled wipes

Thanks to Maggie Atkinson for this Frugal Baby Tip!



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We love the fleece on Fuzzi Bunz (keeps the baby dry plus easy poop disposal).

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However we have a heavy wetter and can't stuff them enough with the Fuzzi Bunz diaper liners to prevent leaks, plus they are expensive.

Luvable Friends Printed Fleece Blanket - Extra large size: 30 x 36



So we cut up a $5.00 fleece baby blanket to make fleece diaper liners. We used a flannel diaper liner as a pattern.

We add these to our regular prefold diapers and to our Kushies, giving our regular diapers the advantages of the Fuzzi Bunz at a fraction of the cost.

Thanks to Kristin Verrill for this Frugal Baby Tips!



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