Frugal Diapering: DIY Breathable Diaper Covers

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, May 26, 2019 | 0 comments
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Diaper changes - not Mathilda's favorite, by Madgerly, on Flickr

Baby has a diaper rash, but you haven't got any of those expensive breathable covers?

You could let the baby go coverless, but if that doesn't work for you, here's a Frugal Baby Tip!

Set aside a couple of pull-on plastic, rubber, vinyl, or nylon baby pants as your breathable covers.

Make a pad of folded towels and lay your baby pants on top.

Image: Using a diaper pin, prick holes through the baby pant
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Using a diaper pin, prick holes through the baby pant, 1 inch apart, in a wide band around.

Keep pin holes 2 inches below the waistband, and go no further than about halfway down.

NOTE: I would recommend no more than 25 pin holes for smaller pants and no more than 50 holes for larger pants.

Keeping the pin holes within these guidelines will help to keep the pants more resistant to ripping or tearing around the perforated area.

It would be better to double diaper with 100% cotton diapers when using these covers and to wash the pants by hand.

Image: Mom Innovations Waterproof Pull On Pants | made from durable nylonShopping Suggestions:
Mom Innovations Waterproof Pull On Pants

Gerber Plastic Pants

Dappi Waterproof 100% Nylon Diaper Pants

Organic Cotton Diaper Covers

Disana Organic Merino Wool Cover

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