Diapering_: Dealing with Meconium

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, August 22, 2008 | 0 comments
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first diaper change, picture by jquillen31Thanks to Stephanie & Kasandra for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Stefanie said: We used disposable diapers the first couple of weeks (the main problem was that I didn't have cloth that actually would fit!) But the meconium is pretty nasty stuff.


You should have seen my husband and I tag teaming on changing those dipes! You about need a scraper to get that stuff off!!! LOL

I do know of some moms that used cloth liners in the dipes. They just cut up pieces of flannel they bought at the fabric store and put in the diaper. The meconium passes in like 3-4 days so it's not an issue for long!

Kasandra said: I agree with Stefanie about the cut up flannel. What I did for liners was cut up some of the cheaper recieving blankets given to me (I got a zillion of them at my shower for my first baby).

I felt a little guilty, but not guilty enough (about cutting up recieving blankets given to me as a gift).

I used the pink ones I got, since I was having a boy. But like Stefanie said, you could just get some discount flannelette. Meconium is way too icky to try and get off a diaper.





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