Frugal Diapering: Absorbent Cheap Diapers

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, April 24, 2017 | 0 comments
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Image: 8 weeks 4 days in a prefold cloth diaper and Snappi
Have you wasted your money on cheap department store prefolds?

The kind that baby is soaked through in 20 minutes?

Do you throw up your hands and go back to disposables?

Not if you are a frugal mom!!

Photo credit: 8 weeks 4 days in a prefold cloth diaper and Snappi, by plath, on Flickr
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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.

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.

Image: burp cloths
Or, if you don't have a sewing machine, it is easy enough to hand stitch across the top and bottom of each diapers, 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 favourite 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!

Photo credit: burp cloths, by Spinstah, on Flickr
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Image: Gerber Birdseye 10 Count 3-Ply Prefold Cloth Diapers, White - Made of a lightweight fabric that is soft and quick dryingImage: Snappi Diaper Fasteners - 2 Pack - SAFER THAN PINS - no more pinpricks for baby or parent!Shopping Suggestions:
Gerber Prefold Diapers
Snappi Diaper Fasteners
Galaxy Towels, 18-Pack
Terry Towels, 24-Pack

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