Frugal Diapering: Frugal Diaper Dunking

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Deep thinking, because it's King! Spooky - by Lech Karol Pawłaszek, on FlickrWhen our Diaper Duck broke for the second time, we decided not to pay the shipping to get another replacement.

Out of necessity, we discovered a frugal and effective fix - regular salad tongs work great for swishing and dunking diapers, and for holding the diaper and flushing at the same time.

The tongs have a metal piece that slides from the hinge end to the holder end, to keep the ends closed - when holding the diaper with the tongs, we slide this metal piece down, so the diaper stays clamped in the tongs.

You can swish and dunk without having to touch the toilet water at all.

Image: Diaper Duck | for Cloth Diaper Rinsing and Cleaning in Toilet
Diaper Duck
Image: Diaper sprayer for cloth diapers
Another great idea:
The Diaper Sprayer
Sometimes we swish and flush the big stuff, then just leave the diaper held in the tongs soaking in the toilet bowl until somebody needs to use the toilet.

Rolling the diaper around the tongs like rolling spaghetti on a fork, squeezes out enough water for the diaper to be whisked into a nearby diaper pail.

Thanks to Monica Thomas for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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