Image: A closeup of an aloe plant. Stock Photo credit: Sean Okihiro (okimann), on FreeImages
I would like to share one of my ideas for preventing diaper rash and chaffing.

I use Aloe Vera either the fresh plant or the extract bought at the pharmacy or health food store.

It saves money and is a great barrier cream.

It also works great on teething rash around the mouth, as it is not harmful to swallow.

I'm sure it works great on the cuts and scrapes for everyone else in the house gets.

Thanks to Jennifer for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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Image: Hey, kids... how ya doin'?Make your baby a really cute-looking romper from an older child's T-shirt or tank top.

Just make sure the hem of the shirt hangs a few inches lower than the baby's diaper crotch.

Stitch 2"-3" of Velcro® loop (or 2"-3" of snap tape "head") on the inside of the hem, centre-front, and 2"-3" of Velcro® hook (or 2"-3" of snap tape "holes") on the outside of the hem, center-back.

If you find the neck opening a bit too big, just overlap the fabric at the back of the neck, and add a dot of Velcro® or one snap to hold it closed.

The extra bonus is that there is room in this romper to fit over a cloth diaper, AND the legs cover the diaper nicely.

Then you just slip your new baby romper onto your baby, and fasten at the crotch - how adorable!!

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
 • Make a Baby Romper from a T Shirt
If you need more detailed instructions, I found this tutorial with pictures - however it uses a bigger t-shirt, and requires more cutting and sewing

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Image: Cuddle Baby Carrier, by BorntoLove.com, 1980
Turn your old jeans into a sturdy denim baby carrier! You'll need TWO pair of adult jeans, with no worn spots on the backside. Remove the back of the jeans from the fronts, leaving the thick side seams attached to the discarded fronts.

Cut off waist-band, belt loops and leg hems. Make a T-shaped cut up the centre from each crotch, as follows: On one jean-back - "T" is through the centre of the back pockets.

On the other jean-back - "T" is midway between the crotch and bottom of back pockets. Fold the legs in on themselves to form 4" wide straps. Double-stitch along the length of both sides of these straps. Place one jean-back on top of the other, to form an "H" shape - lining up one jean-back along the top of the other's pockets. Double-stitch the two jean-backs together.

Tie the shorter straps around your waist. For a front carrier, have a friend help place baby's stomach against your stomach, baby's legs on either side of the carrier seat. For a back carrier, baby's stomach is against your back. Bring carrier and longer straps up over baby, with one strap over each of your shoulders.

For a front carrier, you could cross the straps at your back. While you hold securely onto the longer straps to support baby, have your friend mark or pin where these longer straps meet the seat part, making sure this is a comfortable position for baby and you.

Remove baby and carrier, double-stitch longer straps to marked spots, on the inside of the seat part. Finish by folding and hemming any remaining cut edges. Make sure all stitching seams are strong and sturdy for safety.

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
 • For more pictures and instructions, including a slideshow: How to Make a Baby Sling From Old Jeans, by E. A. Byrnes, May/June 1982, MOTHER EARTH NEWS

 • Another Denim Baby Carrier pattern, by Erin Brochu 2010: includes pictures of denim carrier in use.
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Image: Cupboards are Awesome!!!Entertain baby in the kitchen by filling the bottom drawer in the kitchen with safe plastic aluminum/steel, or wooden kitchen items.

Such as... bowls and containers with lids, tools like whisks, spatulas, wooden spoons, pot lids and other safe kitchen things.

Baby will love to open and close this "special drawer", taking the things out and putting them back in.

It may even give you some time to get your kitchen work done!

Thanks to Caroline for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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Image: Lunchtime by Joshua Zamrycki (joshzam), on FlickrNeed a bib and left yours at home? Or the one you brought is covered in food, and you need another one?

You'll just need to make and keep this in your purse or diaper bag!

Take two 'suspender' clips and about 10 inches (25cm) of fabric elastic to make a bib for your baby, instantly, wherever you are.

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Image: Take two suspender clips and about 10 inches (25cm) of fabric elastic to make a bib for your baby, instantly, wherever you are.
How to Make: Just fold each end of the elastic around the loop of one of the 'suspender' clips and stitch.

Now you can use this handy gadget to clip a washcloth (or two, for heavy droolers!) cloth diaper, or hand-towel around baby's neck

Just fold each end of the elastic around the loop of one of the suspender clips and stitch.Image: store it in your purse or diaper bag for on-the-go, and use it with the restaurant's cloth or paper napkins.Or store it in your purse or diaper bag for 'on-the-go', and use it with the restaurant's cloth or paper napkins.

Other Uses: With a shorter piece of elastic and two more clips, you can make 'mitten clips' (attach one end to mitten, other end to sleeve).

Or even 'shoe clips' for those little ones that like to kick off their shoes! (Fasten one end at back of shoe, the other end to pant leg.)

Or fasten to snow pant cuff, wrapping under sock foot, to opposite side of snow pant cuff - to keep snow pants from riding up!

Thanks to Linda for these Frugal Baby Tips!


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Image: baby cheeks by dolanh, on FlickrRub some waxed paper over the metal runners of your baby's high-chair tray a few times, and the tray will slide on and off much easier.

Rub the metal runners on your baby's crib with wax paper as well, and you will be able to raise and lower the crib sides noiselessly.

Rub zippers on baby's clothing with wax paper for easier zipping.

Thanks to Charlene for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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Image: I have tons of cool sand toys :) by Manue@PrettyKiku, on FlickrRecycle your 1 litre and 4 litre (quart and gallon) plastic bottles - into sand toys!

Clean them out well, and using a craft knife - cut your 4 litre (gallon) bottle all around about 15 cm (6") from the bottom.

Poke a couple of holes on opposite sides near the top - attach a short rope handle and you have your sand pail.

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The remaining piece becomes your funnel.

You can cut another 4 litre (gallon) bottle about 5 cm (2") high and poke the bottom full of holes for a sieve.

Image: Cut the bottom off your 1 litre (quart) bottle. Then cut a long U-shaped scoop, sloping your cut up along the sides.
Cut the bottom off your 1 litre (quart) bottle. Then cut a long U-shaped scoop, sloping your cut up along the sides.

If your bottle comes with a handle, make sure the handle ends up on the top side of the scoop. This becomes your shovel.

The best part of these toys is - if they get left behind at the beach, you can always make another set! 

Photo credit: Found on Pinterest, by picklebums.com
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Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!


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Image: Bookcase climber by Exployment Now, on Flickr
Bolt your dressers, bookshelves, or any other tip-able furniture to the wall.

Secure to the floor or wall with L-braces, or to the wall with hook and eye - available at any hardware store.

From the photo: This is why we have small bookcases or hidden wall supports.

Goodness knows, if the supports were technically able to be lower, she'd probably sabotage them.

Thanks to Teresa for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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Image: The toy hammock by Lance McCord, on Flickr
Make your own "net" which will match with your decor and hold all of baby's stuffed toys.

Just cut out a triangle of strong, stretchy fabric measuring about 1 metre by 1 metre by 1.4 metres (or 40" x 40" x60").

Tie each corner of this triangle tightly to a metal ring, and suspend up in one corner of your baby's room with hooks screwed into the wall.

Fill with all those toys!

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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