Frugal Diapering: No-Sew Emergency Diaper

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Cloth Diapering - Recyled Tee, by Amy Sue on Flickr

All out of diapers, the diapers are all in the wash - or you left the diaper bag at home or in the car??

And your baby needs to be changed, RIGHT NOW!?

Why not use your cotton T-shirt!

Any size T-shirt will do, but the bigger the T-shirt, the bigger the baby it will fit - and the better the absorbency.

Image: Place your T-shirt on a flat surface
Place your T-shirt on a flat surface.

I used a child's size large organic t-shirt for my pictures.
Image: Fold over one side to the middle
Fold over one side to the middle.

Repeat with the other side, to form a tapered end (cross over each side in the middle) at the T-shirt hem.

If the sleeve end is not wide enough to go around your baby's waist, simply widen your fold more.

Image: Fold up the t-shirt hem to about half-way, to fit your babyFold up the t-shirt hem to about half-way, to fit your baby.

Place baby's bottom on the center of the T-shirt.

Bring folded end up between baby's legs.

Wrap the sides around baby's tummy.

Image; Use cloth diaper pins or a Snappi(r) to fasten diaper securelyUse cloth diaper pins or a Snappi® to fasten diaper securely.

Or simply place inside a Velcro® or snap diaper wrap.

More Emergency T-shirt Diaper Ideas:
Origami Fold a T-shirt into a Diaper - No Sew!

The No Sew T-shirt Diaper

Diapers from T-Shirts

No Sew T-Shirt Cloth Diaper

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Diaper How-To Photo credit: Catherine McDiarmid-Watt ~ All rights reserved

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Dritz Cloth Diaper Pins

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