Frugal Diapering: Absorbent Cheap Diapers

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, June 08, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: 8 weeks 4 days in a prefold cloth diaper and Snappi by Plath, on Flickr

Have you ever wasted your money buying cheap department store prefolds?

The kind of diapers baby is soaked through in less than 20 minutes?

Do you throw up your hands, and go back to disposable diapers?

Not if you are a frugal mom!!

Just get some 100% cotton kitchen or bar towels - for medium absorbency - or hand (guest-size) towels - for heavy absorbency.

Used towels are just fine.
Image: Burp Cloths by Allson, on Flickr
Layer and sew one towel on top of each of your prefolds.

You can simply use a zig-zag stitch all around, trimming off any excess.

Or, if you don't have a sewing machine, it is easy enough to hand stitch across the top and bottom of each diaper, using a running stitch, and don't bother trimming off the excess.

If time is at a premium, put a pile of diapers and towels next to your favorite chair and work on a diaper or two a night, while you watch TV.

Now you have a stack of super-absorbent diapers for your baby!

Image: Humble Bebe Prefold Cloth Diapers | Unbleached Premium Cotton | Pre-Washed | Fits Newborn Babies to Toddlers (10-30 lbs) | Multi-UseShopping Suggestions:
Humble Bebe Prefold Diapers

Gerber Prefold Diapers

Snappi Diaper Fasteners

Galaxy Towels, 18-Pack

Terry Towels, 24-Pack

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