Frugal Diapering: The Hobo Diaper

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, March 07, 2016 | 0 comments
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Image: Carter's 4 Piece Flannel Receiving Blankets
I want to share what happened to us on an outing the other day.

Hubby and I took our brood to town. We went shopping at Walmart and Joann's fabrics and, needless to say, were out and about for a few hours and into dinner time.

We stopped to get something to eat, parked the van and picnicked.

Our toddler Nathaniel needed to be changed desperately, and when I got the diaper bag out I realized that in my rush to get everything we needed for baby I had forgotten to pack him a few diapers as well.

He was soaked, REALLY needed to be changed, I mean he was so wet and had dumped an entire soda down his front as well... What to do? What to do?


I had a few receiving blankets in the van and used a creative fold. THE HOBO DIAPER ...

We folded the one blanket into a triangle, and the other into a larger triangle, and cinched the whole thing at his waist in a knot and covered it with his nylon pull on pants. He looked funny but he was dry and happy.

He felt special too... didn't want to take his HOBO diaper off when we got home...

Thanks to Denise for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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