Image: Ecoscapes Cotton Maternity Nursing Undershirts for Breastfeeding Moms
Your baby needs to nurse, but you are out in public and you are uncomfortable about showing off all that skin when you lift your top?

Layer one crop top, blouse, shirt, etc. over an old T-shirt or tank top (mix or match colours!).

Cut two nursing slits in the old tank top or T-shirt and hem around the raw edges.

Image: Ecoscapes Cotton Maternity Nursing Undershirts for Breastfeeding Moms

Images: Ecoscapes Cotton Maternity Nursing Undershirts for Breastfeeding MomsThe top layer shirt will provide discreet coverage, yet your baby will still have easy access to nurse.

When you lift or shift your outer shirt to nurse, your tummy is fully covered. If you unbutton your blouse to nurse, your cleavage is not exposed.

Your baby's head and your outer garment cover the exposed portion of your breast.

Plus, there are no slits or panels to readjust after feeding!

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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Image: Ecoscapes Cotton Maternity Nursing Undershirts for Breastfeeding Moms - an undershirt designed to be worn with a nursing bra and any shirt, blouse or dress that can be lifted up or down for breastfeeding.Image: Breast is Best Nursing Undershirt - cotton, sleevelessShopping Suggestions:
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Image: On the Go: Inexpensive Baby Sling CarrierSince the beginning of time...
babies have been cradled inside a sling, next to their mother's breast. Babies feel mother's constant warmth and protection, next to her heart.

The most natural way to carry your little one is snuggled close to your heart, in cotton baby sling. Carry your baby in a large variety of positions, it is so simple to use.

Unique fold creates hammock effect to cradle newborn, nursing infant or sleeping child. Baby can lie down and sleep, or nurse in privacy with head and neck supported.

This is a very simple, yet economical, sling carrier. No buckles, straps, extra padding or adjustments to make. Strap doesn't dig in, cushions entire shoulder for comfort. Weight distributed on your shoulder, hip and across your back to reduce back fatigue and lessen sway back.

You'll need 45" wide fabric, with finished edges. Cut about 56" long for short, 60" for medium and 64" for tall parents. Place cut ends, right side together, and stitch at least 1" from the raw edge. Turn fabric over, and top-stitch on right-side 2 or 3 rows through all layers, for strength.

Fold sling in half length-wise once, and then again. You should end up with a sling roughly 10" x 26" (28")(30"). One long side will have a single fold, the other will have one fold and two finished edges. About one inch down from the seam, sew a 1" x 3" rectangle to hold the folds in place.

To use: Place sling over one shoulder and on opposite hip. Baby can ride on your hip inside two layers of sling, or you can open up the seat part to cover baby completely. If sling is too loose at baby's back, tighten fabric to hold baby upright and use a diaper pin to mark. Remove sling and sew up a dart at place marked with diaper pin.

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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Image: Cuddle Baby Sling - carry positions

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Image: Di-D-Klips - No worry about sticking parent or baby, with these metal clips used instead of diaper pins. 1 pair (2 clips)
I loved using these Di-D-Klips for my son, when he was a baby, wearing in Curity stretch gauze diapers - way back in 1977.

But unfortunately Di-D-Klips were discontinued many, many years ago, and they are really hard to find now.

Image: Angel tie wraps from Borntolove.comImage: N'Ice Caps TM unisex-child N'Ice Caps Mitten Clips - Put a stop to little ones loosing their gloves with these colorful mitten clips
I found that using either mitten clips or adding some waterproof covered elastic to suspender clips makes a great diaper clip - and it is safer too! No choking hazard!

I just stretched out a piece of nylon fabric over a stretched out length of elastic, and sewed a suspender clip to each end - just like the mitten clips.

Plus you could make your own tie wrap - without any sewing required!

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Image: Di-D-Klips - No worry about sticking parent or baby, with these metal clips used instead of diaper pins. 1 pair (2 clips)HOW TO USE:
1. Bring back of cloth diaper to overlap front of diaper.
2. Clip must be pushed firmly onto diaper.


NOTE: Curity stretch gauze diapers haven't been manufactured for decades, but are now considered collectables! If you are seeking Curity diaper products, you can most likely find them on online auction websites. As an example, I bought my children 3 dozen Curity diapers for $11.00/dozen back in 1974 - used them on 4 babies, and then sold these very same diapers for $5.00 each on Ebay in the late 90's! Making a profit of $144 selling used diapers!

So expect to pay a pretty penny for these well-loved diapers!


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Image: CPR instructions for childrenIf you call the American Red Cross or Heart Association (Canadian Red Cross or Canadian Heart and Stroke) they will send you a poster (8X10) of CPR instructions.

Even though I am CPR/first aid certified for my daycare licensing, when the time comes it is sooo easy to freak out and forget!

The poster really is good to keep, and use if that time comes.

They will send it free or cheap if you call.

Thanks to Veronica 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

Image: 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: Cloth Diapering - Recycled TeeAll out of diapers, the diapers are all in the wash - or you left the diaper bag at home or in the car??

And your baby needs to be changed, RIGHT NOW!?

Why not use your cotton T-shirt!

Any size T-shirt will do, but the bigger the T-shirt, the bigger the baby it will fit - and the better the absorbency.

Photo credit: Recyled Tee, by MyHappyCrazyLife, on Flickr ~ Some rights reserved

Image: Place your T-shirt on a flat surface
Place your T-shirt on a flat surface.

I used a child's size large organic t-shirt for my pictures.
Image: Fold over one side to the middle.
Image; Repeat with the other side, to form a tapered end (cross over each side in the middle) at the T-shirt hem.Fold over one side to the middle.

Repeat with the other side, to form a tapered end (cross over each side in the middle) at the T-shirt hem.

If the sleeve end is not wide enough to go around your baby's waist, simply widen your fold more.

Image: Fold up the t-shirt hem to about half-way, to fit your baby.Fold up the t-shirt hem to about half-way, to fit your baby.

Place baby's bottom on the center of the T-shirt.

Bring folded end up between baby's legs.

Wrap the sides around baby's tummy.

Image; Use cloth diaper pins or a Snappi(r) to fasten diaper securely.Use cloth diaper pins or a Snappi® to fasten diaper securely.

Or simply place inside a Velcro® or snap diaper wrap.


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Image: Wired
Extra long electrical wires, including extension cords and phone cords, may trip your little one - and are tempting for your baby to tug or chew on.

These cord holders will hold those loose wires snugly against the wall.

Just cut 2+ pieces of 1" (5cm) wide sticky-back Velcro® about 2" (10cm) long.

Place the sticky-back side Velcro® pieces along your baseboard, or wall, where the cord runs along - a foot or two (30-60cm) apart.

Stretch your cord out tight and place the other side of the Velcro® over top of each piece attached to the wall, to hold the cord in place.

Use as many pieces of Velcro® as you need to hold the cord securely to your wall.

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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Image: Diaper Dawgs - High Powered Cloth Diaper Toilet Sprayer with Spray Shield, Complete Kit
Leann said: A diaper sprayer is best for this kind of poop on diapers and baby clothing - or even your own clothing! I use my shower head which easily reaches the toilet, and I find it works best when set for hot water.

It literally breaks up the poop and it drains into the toilet. I don't know if a hot setting is an option on a diaper sprayer connected to the toilet - probably not.

Molly said: We ended up getting a sprayer. I didn't want to spend the money on the expensive "diaper sprayers", so we got a power sprayer from Home Depot for only $17.

It attaches to the shower (our shower is next to the toilet) and works great! We can use it to wash the dogs, clean the tub, etc. I think it's much more versatile than the diaper sprayers and cheaper, too!

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Image: Changing baby Stella, by Family O'Abé from Flickr
I use an old baby wipes container, put the ingredients in, top off with hot water, swish it around to mix it up and put my wipes in on top to soak it up.

When I use the aloe, I mix it with a wand mixer... it gets pretty foamy, though. I haven't tried the ylang-ylang with the sandalwood, but I'm off to experiment now.

Recipe #1:
•  One squirt Dr Bronner's Almond Liquid Soap
•  a few drops Weleda calendula baby oil
•  2-3 drops Sandalwood essential oil
•  1 drop Rose oil
It is heavenly!

Here are a few more combos I like:

Recipe #2:
•  One squirt Dr Bronner's Almond Liquid Soap
•  1 drop Tea Tree oil
•  2-3 drops Ylang-Ylang
•  Coconut/Sunflower Baby Oil

Recipe #3:
•  One squirt Dr Bronner's Baby Mild Liquid Soap
•  One squirt Burt's Bees baby oil
•  One squirt Aloe Vera Gel
•  2-3 drops Geranium oil or Bergamot oil
•  1 drop Tea Tree oil
•  1 drop Rose oil

I keep the ratios the same and I make pretty small amounts every other day.

Thanks to Tammy for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Photo credit: Changing baby Stella - by Family O'Abé from Flickr
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