Frugal Diapering: Frugal Diaper Dunking

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | 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.

Photo credit: Deep thinking, because it's King! Spooky,
by Lech Karol Pawłaszek, on Flickr
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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.

Image: Debbie Diaper Duck | for Cloth Diaper Rinsing and Cleaning in Toilet
You can swish and dunk without having to touch the toilet water at all.


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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