Frugal Diapering: Velcro Diaper Fastener

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, March 16, 2016 | 0 comments
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Image: Gustav in gDiaper
Here's a fast and simple way to make all your flat, prefold and shaped diapers into easy Velcro®-closing diapers!

Just cut one piece each of both hook and loop Velcro®.

Photo credit: Gustav in gDiaper, by majorbonnet, on Flickr
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Sizing: Small - cut 12" (31cm) long; Medium - cut 18" (46cm) long; Large - cut 24" (61cm) long; XLarge - cut 30" (76cm) long.

Trim off all the corners, into curves. Place the Velcro® pieces back to back (with the hook and loop sides facing out, away from each other.) Sew together, around all four edges.

Is that too much work? Then you could just buy the One Wrap Velcro straps - no sewing involved!

Image: MPI Fastening Tape 3/4 in One Wrap Velcro Hook + Loop Fastening Tape 5 yard/Roll - White (.75 in) - Double sided, one side hook, the other side loop. Just wrap around and it will fasten on to itself.
That's it! One fastener is all you need! If you wish, you could make one or two more, in case one gets soiled or lost.

Care: Wash by hand in the sink and hang to dry for longer wear.

To Use: Simply place the diaper on your baby as you normally would. But, instead of using pins or clips, simply wrap this Velcro® diaper fastener around the diaper at your baby's waist, with the hook side facing the diaper, overlapping the Velcro® at baby's front (or back, if your baby can undo the strap!) to fasten.

The Velcro® hook part helps to hold the diaper in place. Make sure that the hooks are completely covered by the diaper or they may irritate your baby's skin.

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Diaper photo credit: Catherine McDiarmid-Watt
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Image: MPI Fastening Tape 3/4 in One Wrap Velcro Hook + Loop Fastening Tape 5 yard/Roll - White (.75 in) - Double sided, one side hook, the other side loop. Just wrap around and it will fasten on to itself.Image: MPI Fastening Tape 3/4 in One Wrap Velcro Hook + Loop Fastening Tape 5 yard/Roll - Red (.75 in) - Double sided, one side hook, the other side loop. Just wrap around and it will fasten on to itself.Shopping Suggestions:
MPI One Wrap Velcro Hook/Loop Fastening Tape - White
MPI One Wrap Velcro Hook/Loop Fastening Tape - Red
MPI One Wrap Velcro Hook/Loop Fastening Tape - Blue
MPI One Wrap Velcro Hook/Loop Fastening Tape - Green


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About Catherine: I have been writing my Frugal Baby Tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three grown up sons, and a grandma - and happily married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a rescue cat, Bella.

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