Potty by The Facey Family, on FlickrI "invented" a cheap "disposable" training pant for travel.

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I bought my son some cotton Thomas the Train underpants and put inside an extra large overnight feminine hygiene maxi pad.

Thomas the Train Toddler Boys' Briefs 7 Pair Pack - Made of 100% combed cotton
My son loves them because he is wearing "big boy" underpants.

Of course I don't think they would work for beginning potty training, but they are a good transition to underpants.

Of course, for a little girl you could buy some Disney Princess panties!

Thanks to Victoria DalPozzo for this Frugal Baby Tip!


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Dad's First Diaper Change by CDaisyM, on FlickrWe use Huggies disposable wipes because they can be washed with the diapers enumerable times.

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I lost count and when one finally gets threadbare (20 washings?), I use it as the pooper scooper.

When I have finally rinsed the poopy diaper, I rinse off the poopy wipe in the rinse bucket and say farewell.
Huggies Simply Clean Fragrance Free Baby Wipes Refill, 600 Count

It is so ironic that something intended to be used one time can be wash 20 or more times.

Other brands don't go as long 2-3 maybe 5 washes and they are very linty but not the Huggies wipes.

Prince Lionheart Warmies Reusable Cloth Wipes - Using reusable wipes for your baby keeps tons of trash out of landfills annually, making Warmies the environmentally conscious decisionTo think I spent hours making little cloth wipes out of an old flannel sheet 12 months ago and have yet to use them for a heiny. We use them as napkins at meal time instead.

-- stay at home dad, mike micklich

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Painted pails.JPG
Just thought I would add to this tip...

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I too use this type of bucket, but being an artist, I can't stand to have things around that just aren't aesthetically pleasing.

Using regular acrylic paints which are non-toxic, I paint the entire bucket and lid to match the painting I did on the dresser and crib.

Behrens Locking Lid Can - Weather resistant won't rust - Built to last with an offset bottom that keeps the can off the ground and large handles for easy carrying

Once it's done and dry, you just put on a few coats of water based polyurethane which is also non-toxic and it keeps it from chipping or peeling off.

Now you have a nice, one-of-a-kind, decorative diaper pail!!

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my nephew in a bucket by jonny.hunter, on Flickr
I can top that diaper pail tip!

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If you shop any of the large warehouse stores, such as Costco or Amazon, you can buy clothes washing detergent in that identical bucket and get the bucket for free!

Charlie's Soap Powder Bucket, 1000 Loads, 32 Pounds - Safe for all HE machines. Hypoallergenic and safe for those with sensitive skin. Excellent for cloth diapers
The detergent works great with all diapers, including FuzziBuns, Bumkins, etc.

Charlie's Soap is a very straight-forward detergent with no fabric softeners or bleach in it.

She is right about using it as a diaper pail - we use two of them!

Thanks to Nina Maginnis for this Frugal Baby Tip!



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DSC_9519 by ACoolDryPlace, on Flickr
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.

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Dressing Everett
When old cloth diapers, receiving blankets, or terrycloth towels wear out; cut them into squares and serge or sew around the sides. Or just buy some inexpensive washcloths!

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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

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Ouch by joshuallen, on Flickr
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.

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

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

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Somebody unrolled all the toilet paper!Would you like to prevent your toddler or pets from unrolling the entire roll of toilet paper, and stuffing it into the toilet, or trailing it through the house?

Make your own toilet roll protector by recycling a plastic 2 litre pop bottle.Make your own toilet roll cover/protector by recycling a plastic 2 liter soda pop bottle.

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Cut off the bottle top and bottom of the soda pop bottle, to form your toilet roll cover/protector.HOW TO MAKE:

Cut off the bottle top and bottom of the soda pop bottle, to form your toilet roll cover/protector. Measure your wall mount toilet paper roll holder to see what size you need - mine was 4 3/4 inches (12 cm) across.


TIP: you can use the leftover bottom to make fancy flower shaped ice cubes for punch - and the leftover top for a funnel for sand play!

Cut a slot in this toilet roll cover/protector, to allow you to pull the toilet paper through, about 1/4 inchCut a slot in this toilet roll cover/protector, to allow you to pull the toilet paper through, about 1/4 inch (0.64 cm) high and 4 inches (10 cm) across. If you are using double roll toilet paper, simply cut across completely - from one side to the other.

If you wish, cover all raw edges with plastic tape to match your decor - I only had  black on hand, but you can use any colour. If using double roll toilet paper, use a piece of plastic tape to tape across the open sides, attaching both sides, leaving an opening of about 1/4 inch (0.64 cm) or larger, for the toilet paper to hang out.

Remove your toilet roll and spindle from the wall mount, slide both inside your new toilet roll protector, and reattach the roll to the wall mount
Remove your toilet roll and spindle from the wall mount, slide both inside your new toilet roll protector, and reattach the roll to the wall mount.

This should at least slow your toddler or pets down!

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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Safety 1st Toilet Roll Guard - Fits most toilet paper holdersSafety 1st Toilet Paper Guard - Stops children and pets from unraveling toilet paper.
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Happy Bath! by Bart Heird, on Flickr
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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 • Instant Baby Sleep Sound Track -- How to put your baby to sleep in 20 seconds! The miracle mothers have been praying for.

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