Frugal Diapering: Breathable Diaper Covers

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 0 comments
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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.

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.

Image: Using a diaper pin, prick holes through the baby pantI 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 keep the pants more resistant to ripping or tearing around the perforated area.

It would be better to double diaper when using these covers, and to wash the pants by hand.

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Image: Kidalog Longlife Waterproof Diaper Cover - Durable nylon fabric won't rip or tear like plastic.Image: Dappi Waterproof 100% Vinyl Diaper Pants, White - Soft spandex waist and elastic leg openings provide maximum comfortShopping Suggestions:
Kidalog Longlife Waterproof Diaper Cover
Dappi Waterproof 100% Vinyl Diaper Pants
Sckoon Organic Breathable Cotton Diaper Cover
Kissa's Wool Lover Diaper Cover

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