Frugal Diapering: No-Sew Emergency Diaper Cover

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | 0 comments
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Need a diaper cover in a hurry, and they're all in the wash!? I used to keep vinyl pull-on pants around for just such an emergency!

They are all in the wash too?? Use a plastic bag!

Cut a T-shape out of a grocery bag for a baby under about 16 lbs., or a kitchen garbage bag for a bigger baby.

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Cut the bottom part of your "T" about 10" (25cm) wide on the bottom fold of the plastic bag. This is the crotch part of your emergency "diaper cover".

Cut the top part of your "T" across the width of the plastic bag. This will be the waist ties.

Make your "T" about 8" (20cm) high for small, 10" (23cm) high for medium or 13" (33cm) for large.

Cut the sides of your "T" curved, for better coverage. Cut open the waist ties, so you can tie it on over baby's diaper.

Ties can be about 20" (51cm) long for small, 23" (58cm) for medium or 27" (69cm) for large.

Trust me, it sounds more complicated than it is . . .

When you open up the cover, you should have a giant "H" shape.

Place a folded prefold diaper inside, place baby on top, and tie at each side of baby's waist.

If you really like this style of diaper cover, you can cut some more out of waterproof, rip-stop nylon for no-sew, indestructible, washable tie-on diaper covers.

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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