Frugal Diapering: Inexpensive Form-Fitted Diapers

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, October 27, 2017 | 0 comments
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Image: 6-prefold-pad by HoboMama, on Flickr
If you find your prefolds or shaped diapers are leaking due to a poor fit around baby's legs - but don't want to invest in more expensive form-fitted diapers - try this to get a snug fit!

All you need is some elastic - bathing suit elastic will last the longest, available at most fabric stores.

HOW TO MAKE: Cut two strips of elastic about 9" [23 cm] long per diaper (1" (2.5 cm) less for small diapers... 1"-2" [2.5 - 5 cm] more for large diapers).

Photo credit: 6-prefold-pad, by HoboMama, on Flickr
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Image: Center one piece of elastic on each side of your shaped/contour diaper along the dotted lines shownImage: Center one piece of elastic on each side of your prefold diaper along the dotted lines shownCenter one piece of elastic on each side of your prefold or shaped/contour diaper along the dotted lines shown in the pictures (along each side of the center panel on your prefold or shaped/contour diaper).

Stretch out the elastic, and zigzag-stitch into place.

Now you have form-fitted diapers to help hold back the tide!

NOTE: When using these diapers, place the elastic side of diaper away from your baby's skin. Or you could add a layer of poly-cotton bias tape to cover the elastic.

Thanks to Corinna for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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